Gig Depio unloads in Las Vegas
Gig Depio epic paintings are not a demand for a change in social order. It's a request to assimilate. His use of social-political themes are new footsteps for contemporary art in Las Vegas. "A Brief History" closes Friday, January 9 I Winchester Center
"It's a throwback to art with ethnic stories carrying social meaning, as seen in large-scale murals around the west, a constant theme in public art since the early 1970s." I PaintThisDesert
“The artist’s first solo show in Las Vegas unleashes a deluge of social realism and weighty topics, balancing between the personal and universal in an impressive collection of thematic works.” I Las Vegas Weekly
“When you’re in a place for a long time, you lose sight of it, and there’s so much you don’t see anymore,” said Patrick Gaffey, cultural program supervisor for Clark County. “Sometimes, it’s easier to see things more clearly with fresh eyes, and that’s just part of what’s happening with this show.” I Review Journal, (who just posted a review December 30)
NOTE: Clark County oversees the gallery at Winchester Center' and installations in the Clark County Rotunda. There was no round-up of their programming this year, and nothing was listed on the lone best of list. While lists are always subjective, Depio solo show and Alisha Kerlin's "Roadrunners That Won't Run Far" are examples of Clark County's solid art programming in 2014.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.