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

MCA: They had me at ‘Contemporary Crafts’

Featured photo: J. Paul Fennell, “Emei Lattice,” wood, 10 x 12 x 12. Courtesy of Mesa Contemporary Arts. In previous years, when I’ve either reviewed or casually strolled through the annual “Contemporary Crafts” exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts, I’ve always found several objects to ooh and aah over — pieces that defy the material from which … Continue reading MCA: They had me at ‘Contemporary Crafts’

Center for Creative Photography in Tucson celebrates 40 years

Featured photo: Edward Weston, “Nude” (1936). Edward Weston Archive/ Gift of the Heirs of Edward Weston © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. 82.10.21. Press image for the 2011 exhibition, “Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography.” A road trip to Tucson this week gave me an opportunity to visit the Center for Creative Photography … Continue reading Center for Creative Photography in Tucson celebrates 40 years