Sommerhauser and Barrick Staff will discuss drawing, physics, and the methods and tools that are used in Sommerhauser's studio. These methods and tools can be related across disciplines, from art, to math, and to language itself. Experience a redefinition of how the pencil has been used historically and how a drawing is made. A video of the process used to create his drawing "Arch" will be on view in the Barrick's lobby. Audience members are encouraged to participate.
The Barrick Museum will host a conversation with "Recent Acquisitions" artist, Brent Sommerhauser in the Main Gallery on September 16 at 6 pm. From the notice:
"Arch" was subject for the recent post for the "Recent Acquisitions" series here at PaintThisDesert.
Allison Miller Fogsmokesteam 2014 Acrylic, Flashe, modeling paste, archival marker and pencil on canvas 48" x 48"
FIELD NOTE: As can be expected, there are some updates to the UNLV Art Department Fall Lecture schedule, a series of talks by artists that gives art and non-art majors an engrossing way to get credits. (There is still a short window to enroll if a UNLV student is interested). The series is free to the public.
First up, on September 9, is Allison Miller. Art writer Sharon Butler, also an Arts Writers Grant recipient, wrote on her art blog that Miller strikes her "as calculatedly--therefore artfully--imbecilic."
The Los Angeles artist forces viewers to ask ridiculously simple questions, such as "What is this?" and "What kind of space am I looking at?" Shapes and lines lock in bad relationships, color squeezes into (and out of) unexpected situations, and ambiguous titles broadcast multiple meanings. In other words, these clumsy, uncomfortable, unresolved paintings are mysteriously unforgettable. They got under my skin
ADD: While we are on the subject of UNLV, I will be working closely with the art department as a MFA Fine Art Candidate exploring text-type imagery in public space, and will continue keeping a somewhat objective arts reporting tone with anything on campus, as I do with works inside galleries around town. Anything in public space will always be up for review.
Juan Felipe Herrera
Word is getting out that Clark County Poet Laureate Bruce Isaacson is hosting a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on the campus of Nevada State College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The press release was posted at the Clark County website. Paint This Desert offers this Spanish translation after the jump.
Seven Magic Mountains
Art Production Fund
Nevada Museum of Art