Daniel Nez Review


By Lynn Trimble "Arizona-based artist Daniel Nez (Diné) translates oral traditions passed down from Navajo elders into expressive visual narratives. Nez uses geometric forms in his “Fractal Lineage” exhibition to embody elements of Navajo cosmology centered around the Four Worlds. Summaries on the artist’s website describe these worlds, each characterized by the introduction of particular beings, each of these associated with a different color. According to Nez’s descriptions, when one world is destroyed, beings escape into a new one, and each successive world is located closer to the sky." Read full review on Visual Art Source

Daniel Nez Review2023-03-14T10:54:48-07:00

Viewing the Colorado River: Between Art and Actuality


By HIKMET SIDNEY LOE "The decline of the Colorado River through drought and other factors has prompted artists to call attention to this event. Does art have the power, though, to mitigate the crisis? ... The number of individuals and groups engaged in the Colorado River is extensive and growing. While Lin presents one artist’s view through Silver River’s scale, situation, and name recognition, additional representations and interpretations of the river have been in the making. Las Vegas artist and curator Sapira Cheuk has had water on her mind for some time. In 2020, she filmed fountains and water features along

Viewing the Colorado River: Between Art and Actuality2023-03-04T14:22:05-07:00

Chandler Artist Conveys Immigrant Experience


By Srianthi Perera   When Shachi Kale first came to Arizona in 2001, she felt like the fairytale character Rapunzel trapped in her ivory tower. The artist didn't know a soul in Chandler, except her husband, who went to work. The career she had left behind in Mumbai, India, as an advertising and design executive seemed to fade. Kale started doing what she did best - creating art. She also followed a few classes and met a few movers and shakers in the local arts and education arena. "I had to create a new life for myself altogether from scratch," she

Chandler Artist Conveys Immigrant Experience2021-09-22T08:00:08-07:00

15 Women Curators to Know in Arizona


By Lynn Trimble It's still Women's History month, so as you're (safely) flocking to Arizona art museums, keep in mind the many ways women are making local art spaces more intriguing and accessible. Here's a rundown of 15 female museum curators around the state to help you get a feel for the interests and experience that inform their work. Jillian Nakornthap curates exhibitions for Chandler Museum and Vision Gallery. She has curated exhibitions on decolonization, boxing, and urban landscapes. She has previously worked at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C., as well as art museums in Bakersfield

15 Women Curators to Know in Arizona2021-04-09T11:45:54-07:00