John Stoeling "Going Places" at Trifecta Gallery. Photo: Paint This Desert.
Start your week with some local art readings you may have missed.
Delano Las Vegas
Delano Las Vegas opened with ribbon cutting and media coverage on Tuesday and there's some interesting installations, and they are treated like fancy decoration worth a small mention. "The boulder was split to turn it into an art piece at the entryway, is from nearby Jean and weighs 126,000 pounds" says the story in Las Vegas Sun. The lead photo by Chistopher Devargas shows another installation of rocks suspended to float, a sculpture by Korean artist Jaehyo Lee.
For Yahoo Travel, Scott Dickensheets lists "How to P*ss off a Las Vegan." Here's one way: "Try to Sound Superintelligent About Las Vegas."
He writes: "Las Vegas has attracted its share of intellectual attention over the years — jargony, academic blather about this being the first true postmodern city. That kind of thing. But unless you're a credentialed French theorist or a really good artist, don't come around here babbling about 'simulacra' or the existential emptiness of 'the experience economy.' Just swill the free drinkies and get back Megabucks."
I’ll stay out of this. I'l be with my free drinkie, a hyperreality high-ball, in the Jean Baudrillard Lounge at Paris.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.