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

Stumbling upon chaos, desolation and human kindness: Phoenix’s Third Friday of 10/18/13

In yet another testament to the enormous variety of art to peruse during a Third Friday art walk in downtown Phoenix, I am still processing all that I saw in just three shows: 1. “Chaos Theory” at Legend City Studios, Fifth Avenue and Van Buren: Here’s a doozy of a show for anyone following the … Continue reading Stumbling upon chaos, desolation and human kindness: Phoenix’s Third Friday of 10/18/13

Capturing old Gilbert through vernacular photography

Gilbert’s rich agricultural heritage takes the spotlight in a creative display of photographs at Art Intersection, a gallery right in the heart of the city’s historic buildings. Artist and photographer Gina DeGideo took a cherished collection of Morrison family photographs under her wing and turned them into an exhibit called “Revisiting the Photographs of Marvin … Continue reading Capturing old Gilbert through vernacular photography

Seeing Mont St. Michel and Shiprock in a different light

Amid the high-profile shows filling the Phoenix Art Museum’s impressively strong season this spring, there is a kind of sleeper exhibit in the quiet, second-floor Norton Gallery. It’s called “Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift.” The exhibit is composed of black-and-white photographs that capture the mystery, quietude and sanctity of these two … Continue reading Seeing Mont St. Michel and Shiprock in a different light