Photo highlights: First Friday, 9/01/17

Featured photo: Margaret Bourke-White’s “Russian Orthodox Worshipers” (1941), as seen at Northlight Gallery. Image by Deborah Ross. To save time and energy during my First Friday wanderings, I leapfrogged over Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix last night (September 1, 2017). Yet I had no problem getting my fill of exceptional art by local artists and others. Here are … Continue reading Photo highlights: First Friday, 9/01/17

For your post-election consideration: ‘Push Comes to Shove’ at SMoCA

Featured image: Brooke Grucella’s “Walking on Glass.” Photo by Deborah Ross When I first saw “Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, it was during the opening reception. I flitted through the all-female group exhibition — which addresses women’s status from political, social and cultural perspectives — and admired the empowering … Continue reading For your post-election consideration: ‘Push Comes to Shove’ at SMoCA

Thinking about ( ) + , – = and more, with Horacio Zabala

There is another big-name exhibition besides “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” at the Phoenix Art Museum this fall. By all means, see the spectacular Wiley show in the Marley Gallery, then walk up the stairs to the Harnett Gallery to see “Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome,” featuring one of the most important Conceptual artists to emerge in Argentina … Continue reading Thinking about ( ) + , – = and more, with Horacio Zabala

Arizona artist profile: Christine Cassano

Featured photo: Detail from “Permeable Facades and Internal Alterations,” as installed at the Tempe Center for the Arts in 2015. Photo courtesy of Christine Cassano. As proof that biology and technology, the organic and the industrial, can dialogue with each other in the name of art, Phoenix need look no further than the mixed-media wall pieces, sculptures and … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Christine Cassano

Teresita Fernández on creativity

Featured photo: “Fire” (2005) by Teresita Fernández. Silk yarn, steel armature, and epoxy, 96″ x 144″. From the SFMOMA Collection, as viewed during “Beyond Belief” (Summer 2013) at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Photo by Deborah Ross. For those of you who were unable to attend the sold-out lecture by internationally known installation artist … Continue reading Teresita Fernández on creativity