Through March 24

ultracontemporary

 www.phxart.org

The multimedia exhibition brings hyper-current fashion to PAM with ensembles by designers such as Gucci, Iris van Herpen, Comme des Garçons and Yeohlee.

Through April 14

Color-Form-Line

www.mountainshadows.com

Presented by Reyes Contemporary Art, the exhibition surveys the work of John Armstrong, Dorothy Fratt and Richard Hogan, contrasting their diverse processes of developing non-objective work. Alongside one another, these artists’ varying points of entry and foundations are highlighted and defined.

Through April 27

Subversive White

https://lisasettegallery.com/

Subversive White contains all wavelengths of visible light, and in turn humans have deposited within it our multitudes of meanings, reflecting opposing and essential facets of human experience. The artists on view pull at the veil of whiteness to reveal the phantasms within: false notions of ethnicity and biology; “purity” as a cover for complicity; the persistent menace of erasure.

Through April 30

Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain & Other Myths

www.phxart.org

Guests can experience three multi-sensory works by the artist that explore themes of identity, melancholia, repetition and popular culture.

Through May 11

Color Spectrum

www.bentleygallery.com

This group show features works by Chul Hyun Ahn, Dion Johnson, and Eric Zammitt. Working across disciplines including fluorescent lights, mirrors and acrylic paint, the artists expand our understanding of both the complexity and variant nature of color and how it operates within a two and three-dimensional surface.

Through May 19

Now Playing: Video 1999-2019

www.SMoCA.org

Featuring video art from then last 20 years, works by 11 international artists transform the gallery into a space dedicated to the moving image.

Through May 26

Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place

www.phxart.org

The exhibition showcases over 100 works of art created in the tradition of Islam by both Muslim and non-Muslim artists.

Through May 27

Josef Albers in Mexico

www.heard.org

The exhibition illustrates the influence  and connectivity between the work of Albers and the abstracted geometric vocabulary of pre-Columbian art, architecture and material culture.

 

Through June 23

Photographs By Barry M. Goldwater: The Arizona Highways Collection

https://scottsdalemuseumwest.org/

Senator Goldwater was a gifted photographer whose favorite subjects included the Grand Canyon and the Native peoples of Northern Arizona.The exhibition features the largest collection of his photographs that include intimate family photos and personal items.

Through September 3

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition 

www.azscience.org

The exhibition features 40 real human and animal mummies plus 85 rare artifacts, providing a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world. Dramatic displays and multi-media stations take guests on a 4,500-year journey to understand the creation, origins and history of past cultures. 

Through September 8

Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist 

www.phxart.org

Pelton, a pioneer of 20th century American abstraction, painted conventional desert landscapes to make a living. However, it was her abstract studies of earth and light, biomorphic compositions of delicate veils, shimmering stars and atmospheric horizon lines that distinguished her work.

Through September 15

The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon

www.MIM.org

The exhibition shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever.

Through January 1, 2020

Janel Garza: Environ

www.SMoCA.org

The new mural unveiled at SMoCA, titled Environ, was designed to reflect multiple features that directly surround the space. Each aspect of the courtyard where it resides is taken into consideration. Pulling simple abstract shapes and colors from each of these influences created one cohesive and fluid design.