Big Bird getting treatment. Courtesy: Trifecta Gallery
'comedians and magicians': Seeing Big Bird on the ground at Trifecta led to speculation and punch lines. It’s one of the art pieces being prepared for “comedians and magicians” at Trifecta Gallery. Guest curator Andreana Donahue selected seven artists for “their cleverness, affinity for humble materials and a cross-discipline of mediums to execute their idiosyncratic ideas,” said the press release from Trifecta. It’s the inaugural main exhibit by a curator other than Marty Walsh. The artists are Nathan Cole, Philip Denker, Justin Favela, Alisha Kerlin, Hazel Meyer, Lisa Rock and John Stoelting. Inside the gallery’s The Attachment Room: ‘Promise of a Horse and Saddle,” an installation by Donahue. Opening night "Preview" Thursday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Runs through June 27.
Other news from Trifecta Gallery: Sola Fiedler’s mural-like woven textile made from second hand sweaters moves off Trifecta's wall. [LV Weekly]
'True Romance' at Brett Wesley Gallery. Pop Art paintings meet pulp fiction, comic book icons, and nostalgic typography by Las Vegas artist Giovanni. Artist Reception Thursday, June 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. and during First Friday, June 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. Brett Wesley Gallery. (1025 S. First Street #150)
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.