Compiled by Katherine Fernelius
Las Vegas Woman brought you a few of the art offerings around the city during the summer months and hopefully, you made it out and saw a sampling of the fine art that is making its way to Las Vegas galleries and museums. Take a look at our Fall Arts Guide and make some time to enjoy some of these exhibits as well. The weather is finally cooling down, so now is the time to see great art in Vegas.
As more time goes on, the arts continue to grow and impress many in this fine city of ours. Don’t miss it!
The show, which is open through August, will present photography from the Las Vegas punk and alternative music culture of the 1980s, as seen through the lens of a modern social network.
With the under layers peeking through the top ones, each piece is unique, interesting and shows the depth of the canvas and artist.
In this show, Bauder turned liquid latex house paint into shape through the process of dipping and dripping, pouring, peeling and stuffing – creating plastic environments of semi-organic forms and patterns laden with sensual overtones.
Through two-dimensional and sculptural works, each artist explores the dialogue between space as it is imagined and space as it is experienced.
The exhibit will showcase Goedde’s recent erotic photographic explorations that expand his traditional means of taking images.
Sean C. Jones opened his show Aug. 3 at Blackbird Studios (1551 South Commerce St.). In his artist’s statement, Jones said, “In our age of Google searches and hundreds of cable channels overwhelming our senses, the imagery of our past collides with the present. … These thoughts haunted my head in the twilight hours of insomnia and I soon resolved to somehow manifest them in paintings. … Hopefully, by juxtaposing the past with the near present, I can attract a new generation to these treasures before they are lost in a pile of electronic mayhem.”
“It is difficult in the architectural profession for the young guys /gals to establish themselves, and it is known that most architects do not gain a name for themselves until they are white haired,” explained Amy Finch, director and founder of COLAB. “This show was a way to help promote and celebrate local young designers who are great designers and doing great work.”
From August through September 13, the Windmill Library (7060 W. Windmill Lane) will exhibit its sixth annual “Diversity in Clay” by member of the Nevada Clay Guild. The show will focus on pottery created using various clays (earthware, stoneware and porce) and kilns (electric, gas, soda kilns, pit firing and raku firing).
Of his new work, Dubeau says, “My color work is borne of totally different roots than my black and white work. These two bodies of work are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but nevertheless complement one another. They are my yin and yang.”
September 1-8, the Off the Strip New Genres Festival invites the community to take part in a dialogue with participating local, national and international artists. Established by the Contemporary Arts Center in 2009, the Off the Strip New Genres Festival showcases contemporary performance art and video.
With Ken and Barbie, she takes a humorous approach to sexuality, identity and the dichotomy of the male-female relationship in the 21st century.
“Games People Play” brings Sporadica Designs Gallery back to its roots of found-object art. All pieces will have a vintage game board as their base. Playing on the notion that as a society we no longer sit around a table communicating on a personal basis to play a game, the assemblages will reflect this lack of personal communication and camaraderie.
Las Vegas artist Su Limbert weaves elusive narratives through a recurring cast of female and animal characters. Her ethereal characters explore themes of vulnerability and empowerment and keep the magic of childhood alive through their dialogues with nature.
Be the artist!
Social Paintbrush (7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., #118) invites you to come and unleash the artist within! Offering multiple opportunities every month to paint under the direction of different artists, Social Paint Brush is an interactive and fun way for individuals to enjoy music, mingle and paint their own masterpieces, providing a true “social art” experience. Visit socialpaintbrush.com for more info.