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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
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
Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 23, 2019 4-6 PM
This annual exhibition has grown from a local and regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. Previously hosted by the Chandler Center for the Arts, this year’s Art Quilts XXIV exhibition will be held at the Vision Gallery. The yearly exhibition draws entries from around the United States and Canada and allows hundreds of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form. This year's theme is "From Ordinary to Extraordinary," defined by this year's juror Georgia Heller as,“Something [that] goes above and beyond what is expected. Extraordinary magic can be woven through ordinary daily life, and heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things.”
Image: Patricia Charity, Canyon de Chelly, 2015, 36" x 48"Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, October 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Part window, part mirror, Karolina Adams’ drawings show us her thoughts, emotions, and reactions to them with relatable insight that may give viewers a better understanding of their own inner psychology. In a minimal color palette, Adams’ animated protagonist navigates a world of finely rendered symbols and metaphors, overcoming obstacles and making peace with external stimuli. Come to view the work, share in the journey, and realize that most of us are just doing the best we can.
Image:Karolina Adams, Done with my Endless Need for Approval, Ink & graphite on 100% cotton paper, 2019, 16" x 20" Find out more
Reception with the artists:Friday, October 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
This exhibition will include watercolor paintings and other types of water-based media. An organization of nearly 300 Artists, AWA has been active for 60 years, mentoring and presenting the works of some of Arizona’s most talented artists. The juror will be New York City artist Antonio Masi.
Image courtesy of Kim HarrisFind out more
Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday, September 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Escenas de Mexico features new and recent work by Phoenix based painter José Andrés Girón. Using bold colors and a strong sense of humanity, Girón pays homage to many important aspects of Hispanic and Latino culture. Those with Hispanic and Latino roots can find comfort in scenes such as the traditional Mexican kitchen and mariachi musicians and instruments, and those without are invited to share in iconic images of daily Mexican life.
Image: José Andrés Girón, La Mariachi, watercolor on paper, 36" x 48", 2019.Find out more