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

Diving into the refreshing pool of the RoRo art scene

Featured photo: “Pool” by Abbey Messmer, at eye lounge, Phoenix. Although my friend and I had only a few galleries on our must-see list for the Third Friday art walk on Roosevelt Row for September 18, 2015, each stop reaffirmed that downtown Phoenix galleries are brimming with variety, professionalism and experimentation. Take Eye Lounge, for … Continue reading Diving into the refreshing pool of the RoRo art scene

Getting to know site-specific installations at ASU, SMoCA

If you are intrigued by the trend in visual art toward site-specific, mixed-media installation versus the more commonplace paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc., then you might want to check out three shows at the ASU Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. First: “Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066” at the Arizona State University Art … Continue reading Getting to know site-specific installations at ASU, SMoCA