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Take a break from your computer screen and enjoy the cooler temps with a lunch break field tip to Downtown Chandler! Join us for a walk with staff from Chandler’s Visual Arts Team while they share the stories behind our vibrant mural scene. This tour will occur on October 21, November 18, and December 16.Find out more
Join us for a virtual reception on Instagram on Saturday, September 12 at 4pm!
By directing and guiding a mixture of Sumi ink and water, Sapira Cheuk creates androgynous figures that appear to move weightlessly across a stark white backdrop. For this exhibition, Cheuk is exploring how individuals cope mentally and physically with change or trauma and what remains after. Through her work, she meditatively attempts to control the uncontrollable. While we may never be able to avoid these external forces, we can, like the artist’s hand, control how they leave their mark on the paper of our lives.
Image: Sapira Cheuk, Aligned Parallel (detail), Sumi ink on paper, 2020, dimensions variableFind out more
After moving to the United States and eventually settling in Chandler, Fan Rong began blending Western elements into his paintings to create his own unique style, which usually depict historical narratives and folklore on a grand scale. His work is in collections and has received recognition on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Image: Fan Rong, The 8 High Spirited Stallions of King Zhou Mu, Chinese Ink on Rice paper, 2019, 91'' x 41''Find out more
In Encore, Vision Gallery will re-exhibit work by three recent MFA recipients. For the first time, Ryan Eckert’s colorful, manic, still-life collages will be juxtaposed against Parker Barfield’s surrealist desert charcoal drawings and Lisa Zirbel’s photographs and installations that use natural elements to convey the weight of memory.
Image courtesy of Lisa ZirbelFind out more
Shaunté Glover has a strong rapport with her subjects. Her photographs feel comfortable and casual, but not careless – her subjects trust her, because she cares deeply for the people and places depicted here. She sees them – drinking, thinking, looking out, looking in, looking back – and is asking you to see them, too. Shaunté Glover has a BFA in photography from ASU, and is a commercial and fine art photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Image: Shaunté Glover, Home II (detail), Inkjet Print, 2020, dimensions variableFind out more
Just in time for summer, Vision Gallery presents À LA MODE, paintings by Caroline Estelle. These paintings prompt the viewer to consider their own preconceived notions of representations of the human body. They are a reminder that summertime should be a time of leisure without judgement, and that all bodies are swimwear bodies.
Image: Caroline Estelle, Heart Floaty, oil on canvas, 2019, 6' x 6'Find out more
As of 3/12/20, Vision Gallery is cancelling our upcoming Style Wars screening event on Thursday, March 19 due to the recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We will assess the unfolding situation for upcoming events and may be cancelling them as necessary.Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, February 21, 2020, 6 - 9 p.m.
In "Two Players, Two Quarters," father and son team Such and Champ Styles use their pressurized vessels of paint to explore how classic video games have influenced popular culture through a series of portraits of iconic heroes, villains, and accomplices.
Image: Donkey Kong, 2018, Aerosol enamels and ink on canvas, 20” x 20”Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 10, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.
The five ceramic artists featured in this show grew up in Chandler, all graduating from Chandler High School. They came to ceramics at different stages of their lives: Al Pace received his MFA at Arizona State University then taught ceramics for most of his professional life at Chandler High School. Clay Martinez, Darrell Thomas Menlove, and Tom Budzak were students of Mr. Pace’s early on, and Kathleen Escobedo began her journey in ceramics just before her retirement. All four approach the medium with varying perspectives, displaying a uniquely diverse range in their work. They are all homegrown.
Image: Clay Martinez, Composition 55, 2018Find out more