The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Plural: Meet the Artists, a night of conversation with Las Vegas artists whose work appears in the Barrick’s present group exhibit, Plural. The occasion happens from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and is totally free and available to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Exactly what does it suggest to make art in Las Vegas today? As the multi-voiced Plural exhibit concerns an end the artists will speak about the concepts that notify their work and how that affects everything from the products they utilize to the discussions they wish to provoke.
Participants are invited to sign up with the Barrick Museum’s director, staff, and curators, as Linda Alterwitz, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Nancy Good, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Wendy Kveck, Krystal Ramirez, JK Russ, Aaron Sheppard, Lance Smith, and Mikayla Whitmore lead us through their practices in the gallery with the art they created.
Las Vegas-based artist Linda Alterwitz juxtaposes scientifically produced images with conventional and digital photographic strategies, looking for new methods to stimulate concepts about human frailty and wonder. She has actually shown worldwide in both conventional and site-specific installations consisting of Life is Gorgeous in Las Vegas; Yixian Image Festival, China; and Mayo Clinic, Florida. In 2014, she was awarded the Fellowship for Visual Arts by the Nevada Arts Council. Her mid-career retrospective, While I Am Still, happened in Las Vegas at The Studio at Sahara West in 2015.
Las Vegas-based photographer, mixed media artist, and grassroots activist Diane Bush shows– frequently satirically– on aspects of modern life, working to link the concerns of art to problems of society and politics. Her work has actually been published and showed globally, including shows at The Photographers Gallery, London; the Soho Picture Gallery in New York; Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; and the Albright- Knox Art Gallery in New York. Her work is included in collections at the Tate Modern in London; Helmut Gernscheim, Germany; and the Cirque du Soleil art collection in Montreal. Her monograph WARHEADS was released by KUDA editions in 2005.
Las Vegas-based painter Gig Depio presents the crossways of contemporary and historic forces in the kind of extreme, often large-scale, figurative structures. Recipient of the 2016 Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Grant in Painting, he has actually shown throughout Nevada, with programs at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; the Nevada Arts Council OXS Gallery in Carson City; and the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas. In his native Philippines, he worked for numerous years as an apprentice to his daddy, artist and professor Gig C. De Pio Sr.
. ANDREANA DONAHUE
Las Vegas-based mixed-media artist Andreana Donahue tests the history and context of landscapes by dedicating found materials to extensive analog procedures. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and globally, with programs in Alaska, California, Nevada, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina; and Bluonduos and Reykjavík, Iceland. Donahue is the co-founder of Disparate Minds, a task devoted to the work of marginalized self-taught artists. JUSTIN FAVELA
A native Las Vegan, Justin Favela creates sculptures, setups, and efficiency works that address ideas about culture, nostalgia, and self-identification. Favela’s work has actually been exhibited at Denver Art Museum; New Mexico Museum of Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas; the MAC Belfast, Ireland.; and the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. In addition to his co-host, Emmanuel Ortega, he is the creator of the popular podcast, Latinos Who Lunch.
Las Vegas-based artist Nancy Good experiments with photography and other media in the search of an intangible sense of environment. She has actually exhibited at areas in Tennessee, New York City, Montana, California, and Nevada, including the Nashville International Airport in Tennessee; St. Mary’s Retreat & & Art Center in Virginia City, and Las Vegas’ Life is Lovely Celebration.
Las Vegas-based carver and photographer Brent Holmes examines the margins of our metropolitan landscape for the locations where ancient philosophy discovers an echo in modern mores. He has actually displayed in galleries throughout Las Vegas; at Light and Space Contemporary, Manila, Philippines; and Torrance Art Museum in California.
BOBBIE ANN HOWELL
A native Nevadan, Bobbie Ann Howell translates current occasions, the lives of ladies, and components of the western landscape into cut paper imagery, photographic expeditions, and other media. She has actually exhibited at places throughout Nevada, consisting of the Lost City Museum in Overton; Great Basin College, Elko; and the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery at UNLV. Her works are kept in public and personal collections throughout the United States.
The paintings, drawings, and live performances of Las Vegas-based artist Wendy Kveck check out cultural representations of females as markers of vulnerability and mayhem. Kveck, who earned an MFA from UNLV in 2007, has actually displayed at galleries and organizations in Nevada, California, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and Florida; with shows at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and in Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, and downtown Las Vegas.
Ludic and raw, the performances, drawings, paintings, and assemblages of Aaron Sheppard offer the viewer a world in which identity is fluid and experimentation is open to everybody. He has actually shown or performed at Western Task in California; DUMBO Arts Center in New York City; Trifecta, Las Vegas; and the Mermaid Parade of Joshua Tree, CA. Sheppard made an MFA from UNLV in 2009.
Mindful to the fluidity of memory and representation, Las Vegas artist Lance Smith uses illustration, painting, and efficiency to highlight the profound truth of marginalized experiences. He has displayed at many places across Las Vegas, including Blackbird Gallery, Brett Wesley Gallery, The Studio, and VAST Area Projects. He earned an MFA at UNLV in 2011.
Las Vegas photographer and installation artist Mikayla Whitmore utilizes the phantom realism of the photographic image to explore the elusiveness of location, time, and human memory. A resident artist at both the Cosmopolitan (2015) and the Neon Museum (2016 ), she has actually exhibited her work at Torrance Art Museum in California; Humble Arts Foundation in New York; and in galleries and other places throughout Las Vegas. She made an MFA at UNLV in 2010.
Plural functions recently contributed artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection that check out complex elements of human identity through a series of standard and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality all are brought into question as we search for methods which a museum collection can reflect our own diverse understanding of who we are. It continues through Saturday, May 12.