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

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

First Friday, Dec. 5: It was a little tense out there

Featured photo: A tribute to the late Keith Haring, by Hugo Medina. From the HIV/AIDS-themed show at Olney Gallery. First Friday on Roosevelt Row never lacks for contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations and photography that draw favorable comments from the hordes of people that trek through the eclectic galleries. Plentiful, too, are the edgy, controversial works … Continue reading First Friday, Dec. 5: It was a little tense out there