Through February 29
The exhibition features a selection of artist Carrie Marill’s new works, intricately detailed acrylic canvases inspired by the notion of fortifications and barriers—both their protective exteriors and the precious interior spaces within.
Through February 29
It’s All in the Details
Curated by John Reyes of Reyes Contemporary Art, It’s All in the Details will feature works by four artists: Marc Baseman’s miniature art, George Elbert Burr’s etchings and dry points of the American West, Mayme Kratz’s use of natural elements found in the environment and Clayton Porter’s small-scale drawings of horses and riders. This exhibition will dive into the innermost workings of each artist’s approach to their medium, and the intricate detail that lies within each piece.
Through February 29
Pulso: Tania Candiani
Pulso, created by Tania Candiani in 2016, is a dynamic sound-based project depicting a one-day performance by 195 women in Mexico City’s underground metro stations. Incorporating pre-Hispanic drums, historically only played by men, the artist addresses the changing roles and perceptions of women.
Through March 14
This group show featuring works by Louise Blyton, Makoto Fujimura, Raphaëlle Goethals, Judith Kruger and Hiroko Otake. These notable artists delve into the exploration of color not merely as visual sensation, but its physical manifestation as raw pigment and all that it conjures.
Through March 15
Legends of Speed
Phoenix Art Museum’s first major exhibition of racing cars, Legends of Speed, will showcase an unprecedented selection of more than 20 legendary cars by Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Bugatti. Spanning six decades and driven by some of the greatest drivers in the history of racing, such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, and Stirling Moss, they represent winners of many of the world’s most iconic races including Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500 and the Italian Grand Prix.
Through March 20
Guru Nanak: 550th Birth Anniversary of Sikhism’s Founder
The founder of Sikhism and its first teacher and spiritual guide, Guru Nanak, believed that the Sikh path to the Divine is found through humility, service and finding beauty and joy in everyday life. Guru Nanak’s words, happenings and visions, and those of his successors, are enshrined in the Sikh scriptures.
Through March 28
Wonderland: Patti Warashina and Michael Lucero
Wonderland presents the work of internationally-known artists Patti Warashina and Michael Lucero.Their ceramic sculptures share an emphasis on the figure and issues of the human condition. Mixed cultural and historic references in the work reflect the artists’ own hybrid identities and experiences. Throughout their work, they use satire, humor and the fanciful as ways to explore their daily realities and new imaginaries.
Through March 29
A State of Being
A cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition brings together the dynamic black and white works of Chinese artist He Gong and scientifically inspired geometric imagery of Arizona artist Mark Pomilio. Even with contrasting methods and subject matter, He Gong and Pomilio’s work capture the complexity of artistic expression and the human experience.
Through April 5
Letting Go of Utopia
Artist Jenny Day takes the viewer on an evolutional journey of broken, psychological landscapes depicted in large, mixed media paintings. In Letting Go of Utopia, Day asks the question: How many ways can one approach mourning? Through an assemblage of Instagram snippets, sour jokes and heartbreak, Day covers her deconstructed surfaces with superficial ornamentation, like glamour and glitter, as a metaphor for the ways in which we mask our own emotional scars.
Through April 5
Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry
The exhibition marks the first showing of David Hockney’s work in Arizona and will highlight the influence of the American landscape on his seminal work while illuminating how Indigenous women inspired by the same landscape have made significant contributions to the field of art production. The objects on view will illustrate ways in which technology can be implemented in artistic creation, from the sophisticated technology of basketry to the innovative use of digital technologies like the iPad.
Through April 12
Ketchup = Red, Mustard = Yellow
Ceramic artist Kazuma Sambe explores the cultural interactions between the international food industry and the creative, and oftentimes, strange logic of its advertising. He synthesizes traditional hand-building techniques of oriental sculpture with food advertising and packaging. His current focus: SAUCE, which adds zest, flavor, or piquancy to raw foods, is the inspiration behind the newest element incorporated into his work: COLOR.
Through June 7
Ansel Adams: Performing the Print
The exhibition of 60 photographs, sets of prints – grouped in twos and threes – show how on different occasions Adams created varying interpretations from his own negatives. these groups demonstrate how, using the same score, the artist was constantly revising the way it was performed.
Through June 27
Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past
Total Collapse features diverse and experimental work in sculpture, performance and site-specific installation. The artists utilize a variety of engaging practices which have contributed to and reflect recent developments and expansion in the field of contemporary ceramics. The exhibition is organized around ideas that explore the function of clay as an anthropological device, representing early human technology and as an everyday contemporary object.
Through August 2
Maynard Dixon’s American West
Dixon (1875-1946) was one of the premier artists of the American West, and a true pioneer with an independent view and unique modern aesthetic of the American West. He thrived in the raw beauty and remoteness of the Western landscape and its diverse cultures, and his iconic interpretations of this land and time form the backbone of the exhibition.
Through August 24
By Beauty Obsessed: Gilbert Waldman Collects the West
This exhibition, on loan from a founding member of the SMoW Board of Trustees includes more than 50 artworks featuring stunning content – diverse cultural perspectives, landscapes, wildlife and more – organized across four geographical regions of the American West: New Mexico, Arizona, Northern Plains and the Mountain West.
Through September 13
Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, offers a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions of Central Africa with an exclusive collection of more than 150 stunning and rare masks, instruments, and costumes from the late 1800s to early 1900s.
Through November 15
Philip C. Curtis and the Landscapes of Arizona
Philip C. Curtis, while not known as a landscape painter, draws extensively on that subject. While his canvases do not portray any recognizable geological features, his work may be contextualized within the work of a broad spectrum of artists who came to the state. Curtis saw the desert through a lens of magic realism. This differed from Maxfield Parrish, Eugene Berman, and other artists who preferred more representational modes.