Tinker Bell will bleed bling when struck down. That is the take-away in this new piece by ThereSheIsArt. The Disnified version of J. M. Barrie's fairy diva is face down, laying in pool of her own glitter in an Arts District gutter. The details in the colors feel worn and stressed, accented by the wisp of light blue, and the gold against the hard concrete is striking. The iconic figure is in need of quick help (or maybe it is too late). I choose this to be a metaphor of how the witty and smart street art of Las Vegas has been on a low ebb, or abandoned. This brings it back, for a moment, if you clap your hands.
Noelle Garcia "Doritos" 2016
New exhibitions at the Barrick Museum of Art, and early rounds of MFA exhibitions at the Donna Beam and Grant Hall Gallery, will make the second Friday of February a busy evening. The Spring Exhibition season opens February 9, 2018, from 5 – 9 p.m. "The museum and gallery spaces of the UNLV campus invite you to examine ways in which different artists have explored the intersection of identity and form."
Plural features recently donated artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art's permanent collection that explore complex aspects of human identity through a range of traditional and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality are all brought into question as we search for ways in which a museum collection can reflect our own multifaceted understanding of what we are.
This exhibition features artwork by China Adams, Linda Alterwitz, Audrey Barcio, Tim Bavington, Elizabeth Blau, Catherine Borg, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Jacqueline Ehlis, Justin Favela, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Nancy Good, Maureen Halligan, Clarity Haynes, Stephen Hendee, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Alexa Hoyer, Eri King, Branden Koch, Fay Ku, Wendy Kveck, Eric LoPresti, Julie Oppermann, Tom Pfannerstill, Krystal Ramirez, Kim Rugg, JK Russ, Sean Russell, Daniel Samaniego, Aaron Sheppard, Sean Slattery, Lance Smith, Brent Sommerhauser, Laurens Tan, Ryan Wallace, Mary Warner, Mikayla Whitmore, Thomas Ray Willis, Amy Yoes, and Almond Zigmund.
Mary Corey March
"Identity Tapestry" is both a portrait of a community and each individual participant. Inviting visitors to weave aspects of themselves into a participatory artwork, artist Mary Corey March gives us new insights into both ourselves and the people we see around us every day, opening our minds to reflection and healing. The 20-foot long installation, made of hand-dyed yarn, and statements of identity and lived experience that range from "I am a woman" to " I am fortunate" will join UNLV's permanent collection. This exhibition and accompanying programs are produced by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Nevada Humanities, with support from the UNLV College of Fine Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
VESSEL: Ceramics of Ancient West Mexico
"Vessel" explores the relationship between form and function through ancient West Mexican ceramics. The exhibition is organized by shape, and visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief.
Curated by UNLV alumni and Museum staff, Paige Bockman, M.A. Anthropology 2015.
The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings by Brooklyn, New York based artist, Stephanie Serpick. The artist's paintings represent a place for grief, depression or isolation on panels representing unmade beds, tossed sheets, and the absence of any human evidence, according to the release. "[T]hey are an expression of feeling in dealing with personal issues over the past year or so. These stem from both reactions to current events in our country and the world, as well as personal loss,” says Serpick of these recent works.
"Stephanie Serpick: A New Fall” opens Friday, February 2, 2018 at The CSN Fine Arts Gallery (3200 East Cheyenne Avenue). It runs through Saturday, March 10, 2018. A preview, artist talk, and reception will be held on Thursday, February 1, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery, room H101, on the North Las Vegas Campus.
ABOVE: Gig Depio
“Through the Muddy”
2017-18 480” x 144”
Oil on Canvas
An Online Arts Journal
February 2 – March 31, 2019
and Gallery Talk:
Sunday, February 10, 2019,
4 p.m.–7 p.m.
S P O N S O R