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Opening reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (awards announced at 6:00)
Chandler Unified School District’s most gifted artists put their work on display for the community to experience in this annual showcase. The burgeoning artists from Basha, Hamilton, Perry, Erie, Casteel and Chandler high schools display their talents and viewpoints through paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, and photographs. With over 100 works on display, there is always something for everyone in this exhibition.
Image: Censored Perfection, by Megan Fargher. 2018 best in show winner for the 2-dimensional category.Find out more
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Opening Reception with the Artists:Saturday, April 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
TOGETHER features artworks by photographer Kari Wehrs and sculptor Nathaniel Lewis, exhibiting alongside one another for the first time. Wehrs’s series “Shot” is comprised of tintype photographs of recreational shooters she meets in the Arizona desert. Nathaniel Lewis’s sculptures examine divisive political topics and concepts of otherness with a tongue-in-cheek humor. Presented side by side, these artists’ work force us to examine the boundaries, some natural, some fabricated, between “us” and “them.”
Image:Kari Wehrs, Aimee and Mike (crop), 2017, tintype photograph, 6 1/4" x 8" Find out more
Reception with the Artists: Friday, March 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Painstaking attention to detail, ornate organic curves, and meditative studio practices unite the works of Dani Godreau and Vivienne Lux in the exhibition Meticulously Maximal. Godreau’s crowded, repetitive, cut paper patterns become challenges to gendered labor expectations upon closer inspection, and Lux’s bright, hand-drawn swirls that may first appear as simple colorful designs reveal layers of rococo-styled typography with careful examination. The exhibition will feature papercuts by Godreau and drawings and fashions by Lux, all equally mesmerizing to viewers both new and familiar to these artists’ practice.
Image: Vivienne Lux, Rise, 2018, colored pencil on paper, 12" x 12"Find out more
Reception Honoring Glenn McCollum: Saturday, February 23, 6 - 8 pm
Modern Phoenix Week Event: Friday, March 22, 5 - 8 pm
In celebration of Chandler’s mid-century architects, architecture, and road culture, Chandler photographer, curator and mid-century home owner Holly Metz highlights our unexpected mid-century gems through vivid contemporary and historic photos.
Image: Holly Metz, Aloha Motel, 2018Find out more
Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 25, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.
Pastel color palettes, uncommon vantage points, and attention to detail are the common threads between the paintings of Autumn Rose and Barbara Kemp Cowlin. Autumn Rose's varied line weights and flat perspectives transform her paintings of desert botanical still lives into airy abstractions, creating a peaceful plenitude in her otherworldly canvasses. Barbara Kemp Cowlin finds underappreciated details in the corners of domestic and public architecture, creating Spartan, angular compositions that feel simultaneously new and familiar. Together, both artists' distinctive points of view remind viewers that whether we are looking at abundance or scarcity, there is more to be seen if we only look harder.Find out more
Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
Have you ever imagined what the future holds? Tacos for dinner? How about further down the road? Now you don’t have to! Funkhouser and Hurwitz present you a glimpse of our fate in Futureland, Arizona: An Art Show. In one of the hottest upcoming destinations, visitors summit artificially formed future mountains, wander through mutant species of cacti with a trusty field guide, and watch the beautiful sun filter through centuries of one time use plastics! For those who desire to fill their cultural coffers, the cutting edge of future fashions and the relics of our ancestor’s technology will also be on display. At the end of the day, sit back, relax and watch the amazing sunset that only Futureland, Arizona can provide. A future vacation destination, coming to you at Vision Gallery, Chandler in 2019!Find out more
Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Now in its twenty-third year, the Art Quilts exhibition at the Chandler Center for the Arts has grown from a regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. The exhibition draws entries from around the United States and Canada and allows thousands of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form. This year’s juror is ASU Assistant Professor Erika Lynne Hanson, and the theme she has chosen is Artistic Ecologies. Starting with the definition of ecology as the interrelationship between any system and its environment, quilts in this exhibition will be inspired by the theme formally, conceptually, and narratively.
Image: Frances Oldham Murphy • Emiliania huxliyi, 2018 • 41" x 47"Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
31 fiber artists use their individual talents to let their voices be heard. They remind us that THIS thing, idea, place, or part of our world should not be forgotten or undefended when at risk from intolerance, ignorance, indifference, or greed. They offer us intuitive responses, sorrows, desires to right things, to protect what may be disappearing. And they offer hope, a tender need to call out to the world to remember precious things in life. The show previewed in April 2018 in San Diego, California before coming to Chandler, Arizona.
Image: Dawn William Boyd, America's Homeless, 2017Find out more
Opening reception with the artists: Friday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Time and Space, paintings by Jan Marshall and sculptures by Joseph W. McShane, explores concepts of time and space through both artists’ individual media and perspectives. This exhibition is the first time that the couple has exhibited their work together. The interaction of their work creates a contemplative and dynamic conversation.
Top Image: Jan Marshall, The Space Between, XIV, Ink on canvas, 18" x 89"
Bottom Image: Joseph W. McShane, The Presence of Absence (pre-installation), Copper, 12 - 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" pre-installation, 15 miles x 30 miles installedFind out more
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, October 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
By Popular Demand will feature new work by Anthony Banayat including larger than life, colorful, layered paintings and “wobbler” sculptures directly connected to American Pop Culture. By skillfully combining highly recognizable images into uniquely composed collages and objects, Anthony Banayat’s accessible style invites viewers to tap into their own imaginations to create narratives using the iconic imagery of advertising, marketing and entertainment.
Image: Hot Topic, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 84" x 60"Find out more