Video adds new dimension to current show at ASU Ceramics Research Center

Featured photo: Sam Brennan, “MOIRÉ,” 2013. Still from video, image courtesy of the artist and Jack Tompkins. The expectation upon entering the Ceramics Research Center, a well-respected satellite of the Arizona State University Art Museum, is to see prized works in clay, porcelain and mixed media, and usually that is the case. But for the … Continue reading Video adds new dimension to current show at ASU Ceramics Research Center

Arizona artist profile: Marilyn Szabo

Featured photo: Central Arizona Project, Arizona, 2014,  by Marilyn Szabo. Archival inkjet print, 18″ x 27″ — Image courtesy of Tilt Gallery. Through June 26, 2015, you can glimpse the magnificent black-and-white photography of Marilyn Szabo at Tilt Gallery on Main Street in Scottsdale. The solo exhibition highlights Szabo’s work from the recently released coffee-table … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Marilyn Szabo

PAM gallery is the place to see emerging AZ artists

Thanks to the Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum, emerging artists in Arizona get an annual showcase in a well-trafficked spot, the Lyon Gallery near the museum store. This year’s slate of seven artists offers a pleasing mix of video art, portraits, photography, semi-abstract painting, and mixed media. Personal favorite: Larry Madrigal, for his … Continue reading PAM gallery is the place to see emerging AZ artists

Photo highlights: Scottsdale ArtWalk, April 30

If crowds for the Scottsdale ArtWalk every Thursday evening are dependent on snowbirds and tourists, then the light attendance on April 30, 2015, is understandable. Still, the weather is in that tolerable, it’s-hot-don’t-let-it-get-hotter stage that heralds the end of spring; the live music on at least five corners was pleasant; and gallery owners were ready … Continue reading Photo highlights: Scottsdale ArtWalk, April 30

In appreciation of Fritz Scholder

February 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Fritz Scholder’s death, which should give us pause to appreciate his crucial role in redefining Native American art. Through hundreds of paintings, drawings and graphics that not only question Native American stereotypes, but also shed light on American culture and society as a whole, Scholder became celebrated internationally, … Continue reading In appreciation of Fritz Scholder

A dynamic duo at Sette: Mayme Kratz and Alan Bur Johnson

Two of Arizona’s favorite artists, Mayme Kratz and Alan Bur Johnson, are sharing space at Lisa Sette Gallery this month. And although they didn’t exactly collaborate on their works, they did have a few conversations prior to the show, says gallery associate director Ashley Rice. A meeting of the minds is not surprising, given that … Continue reading A dynamic duo at Sette: Mayme Kratz and Alan Bur Johnson