Matthew Couper "Mothers Milk Aquifer" 2016 oil on canvas 62x144in
Works by Las Vegas based artist Matthew Couper touch on desert issues with "In Memory of Water" at Room, a not-for-profit art space in New York. The paintings and oil-sketches "draws our attention to symbols of contemporary cultural malaise - the bombardment of information overload, and the urgent need for decisions pertinent to our survival to be made while time is running out," says the website. The robust essay by Warwick McLeod reads in part:
Matthew Couper "Nestle 2" Eastlake 2016 oil on paper 9x12in
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.