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

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

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’

Arizona artist profile: Cherie Buck-Hutchison

Featured photo: Cherie Buck-Hutchison, “Sisters Lead at Dinosaur National Monument.” Courtesy of the artist. If you’ve been a regular visitor to the Roosevelt Row art scene, then you most likely have seen the work of Cherie Buck-Hutchison, a member of Eye Lounge and an artist whose digital photo montages prompt vital questions about women’s roles, … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Cherie Buck-Hutchison

Plenty to delight the eye in Scottsdale’s art district

Featured photo: The Bruce Munro installation “BLOOMS” on the Scottsdale Waterfront. Photo by Deborah Ross. Although a few longtime Scottsdale galleries have moved or bitten the dust in the past couple of years, in many cases new galleries have taken their place, and the best of the established bunch are still going strong. Strolling along … Continue reading Plenty to delight the eye in Scottsdale’s art district