Bordalo Segundo in Lisbon.
With "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada" at LACMA revisiting assemblage first seen in the Mojave Desert, and local artists DK Sole and Kim Johnson using found objects and scrap for sculpture at two different shows at Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, muralist Bordalo II may be creating real site specific work that reflects the desert region. The Portuguese Bordalo Segundo uses trash, discards and color to shape 3D large-scale sculptures of animals. Other street artists announced by LiB organizers on Tuesday were Ruben Sanchez, Bikismo, Pixel Pancho, Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas, Sbagliato MTO, and the Fat Jew. D*face will make his third appearance at LiB, and a mural by 1010 is already up.
Also posted on Tuesday are the local artists and collectives selected for Art Motel: Apex, Audrey Barcio, Anthony Bondi, Begson, Chorboogie, Best Buddies, Blackbird Studios, Jim Briare, Cory Bennett, Curated Las Vegas, Eden Art Studio, Right at Home Hubo, I.S.I. Group, Kim Johnson, Jonathan Keats, Zac La Roc & Leticia Maldonado, Lil Art Bodega, Meow Wolf, Matt W. Moore, Juan Muniz, Mystic Midway, Casey O’connell, Spencer Olsen, Recycled Propaganda, Przsm, Dirk Schmidhofer, Sin City Gallery, Daniel Smith, Soho Design House, the Stencil Artista, Jesa Townsend-Simon, Trestleworks, Eric Vozzola and 3 Baaad Sheep.
Life is Beautiful Music and Art Festival runs Sept. 25-27.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.