ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Holly Roberts, Jamie Brunson, Fausto Fernandez - Turner Carroll Gallery - December 4th - January 4th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">We&rsquo;ve been thinking a lot lately about how art makes life great.&nbsp; So in the spirit of the Holiday Season, the staff at Turner Carroll Gallery asked its most prominent artists to generously create works of art, ideal for heartfelt gifts during this upcoming festive season. These unique and wide-ranging works, from $40 to $2,000, are offered to our collectors as fine art gift ideas for family, friends, and business associates. Give the gift of art and collect some joy!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Warm Wishes,</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Turner Carroll Gallery Staff:&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Michael Carroll, Tonya Turner Carroll, Stephen Buxton, Ellen Njus</p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:49:05 +0000 Armond Lara - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - December 1st - January 31st, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring 15 years of drawings, paintings and sculptures by Navajo artist, Armond Lara. Lara is well-known for his wooden marionettes depicting Koshare, the Navajo mischief-maker, with masks as artists such as Dali, Man Ray, and Frida Kahlo. This exhibition also features his paintings and drawings which often incorporate handmade paper, found objects, and mixed-media including&nbsp;traditional&nbsp;Navajo beadwork that has been sewn onto the canvas.<br /><br />Works on view&nbsp;December 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016. Gallery open by appointment only, Please call us Mon-Fri, 10 am - 5 pm.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:21:40 +0000 Bill Jacobson - James Kelly Contemporary - November 27th - January 9th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">James Kelly Gallery is pleased to present <em>Lines In My Eyes, </em>the gallery's second solo exhibition of photographs by New York based artist Bill Jacobson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition showcases Jacobson&rsquo;s two newest bodies of work, for which he won a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. The artist describes the images as &nbsp;&ldquo;the result of inserting rectangles of various sizes and surfaces within both constructed and natural settings. They question what is &lsquo;real&rsquo; and what is &lsquo;abstract&rsquo;, while suggesting that the creation of place is constant, stemming from need, choice, and desire.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As opposed to the out-of-focus work for which he initially became known, these photographs speak to our perceptual interactions with the clearly delineated physical world that surrounds us. Through re-photography as well as careful looking, Jacobson breaks boundaries between interior and exterior, known and unknown, color swatch and landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bill Jacobson has made photographs for over forty years. Though his methods have varied considerably, the work is united by underlying concerns with memory, perception, and the dialogue between absence and presence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacobson has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is in the collections of the Whitney Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Guggenheim Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Nelson-Atkins Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum; and many others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Radius Books has recently released <em>Place (Series)</em>, Jacobson&rsquo;s fifth monograph. The artist will be signing books at the opening reception, and signed books are available through the gallery.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:23:39 +0000 Jonathan Howard - Modified Arts - November 20th - December 12th <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present its third annual solo exhibition from evocative painter and sketch artist&nbsp;<a href=";c=Rh9M00OOzXxZibAP9PG0KTUKHOFo5xPt7-cnGQxcE6IbAsDWceoOTg==&amp;ch=eSU6wDSPg6tR-JAbtV_X4AgbIpeBO5R_f9h66sPuDNDKgB_cqzepGQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Jonathan Howard</a>, whose deeply layered pieces combine oil, acrylic, sketch, and found objects to produce work which forces the viewer to dig deeply.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><a href=";c=Rh9M00OOzXxZibAP9PG0KTUKHOFo5xPt7-cnGQxcE6IbAsDWceoOTg==&amp;ch=eSU6wDSPg6tR-JAbtV_X4AgbIpeBO5R_f9h66sPuDNDKgB_cqzepGQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Attracting</a>&nbsp;<a href=";c=Rh9M00OOzXxZibAP9PG0KTUKHOFo5xPt7-cnGQxcE6IbAsDWceoOTg==&amp;ch=eSU6wDSPg6tR-JAbtV_X4AgbIpeBO5R_f9h66sPuDNDKgB_cqzepGQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">attention</a>&nbsp;for his involvement in the recent "Green and Gray" show at&nbsp;<strong>Tempe Center for the Arts</strong>, and Howard is only building on his local reputation as a keen observer of the details of urban life, and the forgotten landscapes of the roadside fringe. With this most recent body of work, the artist retains his signature character and color scheme, but expands his subject matter to include more human-centric works. Rather than focusing exclusively on the contexts in which human interactions take place, Howard chooses instead to focus on those interactions themselves. The result is a more thorough and considered look at humanity, and its impact on the landscape.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In a career now spanning nearly two decades, Jonathan Howard has raised his profile through consistent, evolving production. First becoming known through works at&nbsp;<strong>Paulina Miller Gallery</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;in the early 2000s, Howard is now represented by<strong>Lanning Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in Sedona, and has seen his works travel to group exhibitions in Denver at the&nbsp;<strong>Abend Gallery</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Orange County Center for Contemporary Art</strong>&nbsp;in Santa Ana, among others.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div align="center"><strong>Artist Statement:</strong></div> <div align="center">Fleeting Insights:</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The urban cityscapes address our temporal existence: they represent the material world and all that is worldly while relating to or being limited by time. The scenes they depict are merely millisecond moments within one's life that often times aren't given much consideration in our haste to get from point A to point B. Yet, within this small passages small glimpses of the true nature of life can be momentarily grasped and then forgotten.</div> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:56:45 +0000