ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Eddie Shea - Modified Arts - May 15th - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with the artist-centric nonprofit&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016Iz4KHLk2_E-hFanneiFIiptF8v71vDi74rMf-B6TQP9AYHru9feVCUHa1JFsr3VNo8udSAKk5n1P686BsIq3ELuG9i8KfkHK9z98kC051Gdv9YtBjV2x02mkonFGU-W1FuHxdyQWX-swpsxmfB41XKG3mNUdDja&amp;c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art</a>,&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions from veteran Phoenix artists:&nbsp;<strong>Eddie Shea</strong>'s "Krivanek" and&nbsp;<strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong>'s "<a href="http://www.artslant.com/sfe/events/show/384755-fragile-life" target="_blank">Fragile Life</a>."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016Iz4KHLk2_E-hFanneiFIiptF8v71vDi74rMf-B6TQP9AYHru9feVGzXG1k_4YmjMf_a_33RJy_6dd9Yolc-ON0Ir0AVrth689ivPne0muCF_Lz65Itth0KNtW8_H89-egf3vXtpzDfAuVuiGivDIzpikfxud_qemnEI5tpGMS4=&amp;c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Eddie Shea</a>'s latest body of work continues the artist's longstanding work in composing large, evocative painted works. The pieces actively draw associations for the viewer, often featuring prominently familiar objects such as childhood toys, placing them front-and-center, then surrounding them with more abstract musings. Drawing upon his long-documented personal dreams, Shea places immaculately-rendered somethings as the spotlights, but rather than filling out the pieces with immediate backgrounds, he leaves the remainder out of focus, continuing that dreamlike state. By leaving the rest of the compositions on an even background playing-field, the artist leaves the viewer to produce their own memories and associations with the objects so clearly presented.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Eddie Shea</strong>&nbsp;has been active in the Phoenix arts scene for over 20 years, showing his paintings at such revered spaces as&nbsp;<strong>The Icehouse</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Ashland Gallery</strong>. But just as importantly, Shea has long aided in the growth of the city's art community, serving as a board member at&nbsp;<strong>ASU Art Museum</strong>&nbsp;for 16 years, member of the revered&nbsp;<strong>MARS</strong>&nbsp;artist collective for five years, and as a founding member of&nbsp;<strong>phICA</strong>&nbsp;since 2011.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 16:15:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Denise Yaghmourian - Modified Arts - May 15th - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with the artist-centric nonprofit&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016Iz4KHLk2_E-hFanneiFIiptF8v71vDi74rMf-B6TQP9AYHru9feVCUHa1JFsr3VNo8udSAKk5n1P686BsIq3ELuG9i8KfkHK9z98kC051Gdv9YtBjV2x02mkonFGU-W1FuHxdyQWX-swpsxmfB41XKG3mNUdDja&amp;c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art</a>,&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions from veteran Phoenix artists:&nbsp;<strong>Eddie Shea</strong>'s "<a href="http://www.artslant.com/sfe/events/show/384758-krivanek" target="_blank">Krivanek</a>" and&nbsp;<strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong>'s "Fragile Life."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016Iz4KHLk2_E-hFanneiFIiptF8v71vDi74rMf-B6TQP9AYHru9feVGzXG1k_4YmjGbsTprKbWJwx_GJTn6TWWCgTEfGRRAeroqRf3eFCJNGcoBA2rhsM2PQ4pU_1fN_sRgGcCJuvMZgQZ-rB7i_9DxCfTd4_Hn9imUHkn-nVi6JxS2ASTOiKdA==&amp;c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Denise Yahgmourian</a>&nbsp;draws together items from disparate sources to produce finely-tuned works, literally, tied into one. The artist's latest sculptural works unite such materials as animal bones, leaves, feathers, and cable ties with thin threads, together creating intimate, immaculate pieces drawing the viewer inward. The fragility of the work directly mirrors the fragile subject matter to which Yaghmourian has attuned herself. Similarly, the intimacy of the works comes from the intimate relationships the artist has built with the works themselves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong>&nbsp;is currently represented by&nbsp;<strong>Bentley Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in Phoenix, and maintains a studio inside the historic&nbsp;<strong>Bragg's Pie Factory</strong>&nbsp;building along Grand Avenue. The artist has exhibited locally at&nbsp;<strong>eye lounge</strong>,<strong>Studio LoDo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Vision Gallery</strong>, and as part of&nbsp;<strong>ArtelPHX</strong>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<strong>Clarendon Hotel</strong>, as well as nationally and internationally at&nbsp;<strong>SOHO20 Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in New York,&nbsp;<strong>Bogena Galerie</strong>&nbsp;in St. Paul, France, and&nbsp;<strong>Zane Bennett Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in Santa Fe, among many others.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 16:15:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Stuart Arends - James Kelly Contemporary - May 29th - June 20th Sun, 24 May 2015 16:04:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Karen Yank - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - May 30th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art proudly announces an exclusive artist talk with sculptor, Karen Yank, as part of her upcoming show,&nbsp;<em>Creating Shape&nbsp;</em>at the gallery.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yank will be speaking on myriad subjects, including her past work, present sculptures in the gallery, personal history with the late Agnes Martin, and her growing public commissioned work.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The presentation will begin at&nbsp;<strong>2:00pm&nbsp;</strong>on&nbsp;<strong>May 30</strong><strong>th, 2015&nbsp;</strong>at the gallery, 435 S Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 11:11:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list