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  • Culture

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    The work in John Bissonette’s exhibition says more about the precarious state of current affairs than words ever could.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

    For the fantasy riders of the Dobermen Motorcycle Club, the moto-spirit is more about the man and his tribe than the man and his ride.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

    The circle is the most seductive of geometries. Which is one reason why so many artists love them.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

    Chromaticity brings the warmth of the southwest to heart of the Springs Preserve

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

    True, a chance encounter with a 6-foot-tall concrete beaver might not appeal to everyone, but these beguiling diversions can make a bad day better and a good day great.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

    As an exhibition title, A Phenomenal Photography Show is less than modest.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

    Defying the ultra-violent or fantasy-driven standard of most popular games, Baker offers titles like “Pro Yolk: Create the Perfect Egg” and “The Implosionist: Every Building Is a Puzzle.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

    Chestnuts are roasting and Trifecta Gallery's minUMENTAL Invitational is bringing small art at small prices.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

    Grayson Ronk's graphite drawings are so exacting in their faint precision, to look at them is almost painful.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

    Drunk is the perfect pit-stop for boozy tortured artists.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

    Altered States takes an age-old object—the book—in bold new directions

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009

    Everything about Robert Beckmann: Elemental Landscape dovetails beautifully: luminous landscape paintings, the Big Springs gallery at the Springs Preserve, a breezy October morning.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

    Ominously lit and oddly campy, Dead or Alive, You're Coming With Me has a darkness that gives way to a playful sense of humor, sharp sociopolitical interest and a cool ’80s reverence.

  • CityCenter

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

    12 + 7 doesn’t reveal much—the exhibition plays its cards close to its chest, although we appear to be getting one helluva public art collection.

  • Culture

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    How might a nonprofit contemporary art center kick off its 20th anniversary season? How about sharing the love, embracing the edge and inviting young artists to put on a show.

  • Art

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    Emanuele Sferruzza Moszkowicz. With so many consonants and so little time, the name says it all. That beautiful collection of letters is redolent of the artist’s pen-and-ink drawings, a multitude of exploding shapes and patterns that fill the eye and tickle the imagination.

  • Art

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Hispanic Museum’s Mix It Up serves up sweet street flavors.

  • Art

    Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Now, with swift manipulation, not only can Sarah Palin’s face be seamlessly Photoshopped onto the body of Ted Nugent, but a photograph can also be shifted to look like a painting. This is all rudimentary Photoshop, but where does it leave a painter of images?

  • Business

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    Amid rumors of poor ventilation, no air conditioning and canceled leases, the once-promising Art Center at Neonopolis is officially closing.

  • Art

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    As the Biscuit Street Preacher, Las Vegan Robbie Martin is a self-appointed, Southern-bred missionary casting a working man’s eye to the streets. In Pep Rally at Trifecta Gallery, the Preacher uses large-scale paintings to evangelize the everyday, sometimes with quite fantastical results.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    It has always surprised me that there isn’t more performance and video art being made in the Valley—it seems such a perfect fit.

  • Art

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    You might be tempted to drive by Left of Center Art Gallery & Studio—it doesn’t look quite like your typical Las Vegas gallery (whatever that is).

  • Art

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    When one door closes, so they say, another door opens. In this case, the door opening is that of Ambient Art Projects.

  • Art

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Just when you think you know all there is to know about Las Vegas, you turn a corner and find something—or someone—new. In our deceptively tiny but ambitious art scene, fresh faces and ideas are a curious thrill, especially those that are hard to read.

  • Art

    Thursday, March 5, 2009

    Yo Mama is a thought-provoking bear hug of a show enveloping us in its big, beautiful vagina.

  • Art

    Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

    Let’s be honest: All of my boyfriends are in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends exhibit.

  • Art

    Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

    The individuals assembled for You See are Left Coast art gods, key players in one of the many cultural shifts that erupted in California during the 1960s and ’70s: West Coast funk.

  • Art

    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

    A not-so-gentle reminder to support your local arts institutions: Adding to the recent list of shifting tides in the Valley’s art community is the closure of Henderson’s Water Street Gallery.

  • Art

    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

    Jeff Britton’s collection of paintings at Trifecta Gallery, Guilty Pleasures, is funny, saucy, irreverent and pop-y—sort of.

  • Art

    Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

    David Pagel’s December 11 lecture, timed in conjunction with the opening of LA Now—his newly minted curatorial effort at the Las Vegas Art Museum—was everything his writing portrays him to be: democratic, conversational and genuinely in love with art.

  • Art

    Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

    As if on cue for the holiday season, the Valley just got the best present ever: the Las Vegas Art Museum’s LA Now.

  • Art

    Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008

    Visiting Tarissa Tiberti’s 3% exhibition at the Fallout Gallery, the phrase “you can’t go home again” is hard to shake. Especially considering home is a landscape in constant flux.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

    Libby Lumpkin’s unexpected resignation as director of the Las Vegas Art Museum has dealt a shocking blow to the arts community. In three short years, Lumpkin turned a relatively conservative, if not provincial, institution into a vital contemporary art museum.

  • Art

    Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

    I cried at the Liberace Museum today. It was the story of Liberace’s final performance at Radio City Music Hall that did it.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

    Artforum writer and California College of the Arts instructor Glen Helfand recognizes the whiff of desperation and the spit-shine of nostalgia in our declining empire.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

    I have a nostalgic soft spot in my heart for two things: Scotland and Derek Hess.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

    Catherine Borg’s new exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Collective is scary. It’s called Untitled, the perfect name for an exhibition that relentlessly tackles the immense terror of nothingness.

  • Art

    Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

    In the seven years I have bounced around the Las Vegas art community, two things have remained consistent. One is that it is always “burgeoning.”

  • Art

    Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

    Technically, it’s fall. While we may not experience the gentle turn of seasons, we are no exception to the “Hey, it’s fall! Let’s put on some fancy art shows!” vibe of most cities.

  • Art

    Thursday, July 3, 2008

    The art handlers who work for MCQ Fine Art are badass—according to the postcard for their group show. The Difference Between Making a Living and Making a Killing is hardcore, and there’s even a skull and crossbones to prove it. Don’t let the act fool you, though.

  • Art

    Thursday, June 19, 2008

    In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s cooking up to be a stellar summer for art in Vegas. The list of solid shows that are open or about to open around town keeps getting longer. Add to that list Thomas Lee Bakofsky’s “What It Is,” on view through June 27 at Trifecta Gallery.