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Bringing It All Back Home reveals that Patrick Kikut is an unsentimental explorer of the West, manifesting an intrepid curiosity and respect for the land through which he moves.
José Villalobos’s exhibition Fuertes y Firmas at Big Medium in Austin defiantly extracts beauty from brutality.
Curated by Erin Joyce, the small-scale exhibition at ASU Art Museum posits big questions about art and craft, resistance and identity.
Donna Zarbin-Byrne’s solo exhibition at Arts Fort Worth immerses viewers in fantastical representations of ecosystems from Texas and Hawai’i in the wake of climate crisis.
Tiny Tree, Kelly Lynn Jones’s second solo exhibition with The Pit in Palm Springs, celebrates the harmony of the natural world, bringing light and texture into focus.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith provokes conversations about Indigenous peoples and transforms the contemporary art canon with her long-overdue career retrospective.
Mythopoetica: Symbols and Stories at the Palm Springs Art Museum fuses past and present to imagine a future for the inland Southern California region.
If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change looks at global warming with a right brain/left brain lineup of scientists, journalists, and artists.
Roswell artist-in-residence Alex Boeschenstein takes inspiration from things seen in the skies in Visionary Rumor at the Roswell Museum.
Check out these Southwest art exhibitions for fall 2023, featuring the churning creativity of community, the crisis of climate change, and cowboys.
Ellen Berkenblit’s exhibition In Motion at Tamarind Institute surveys the New York-based artist’s continuing collaboration with the renowned lithography workshop in Albuquerque.
For arts communities in southern Colorado, a diminished presence of alternative newspapers like the Colorado Springs Indy means less coverage and support.
While many of the figures in UMOCA’s A Greater Utah are familiar, the ambitious scope of the project allows for new perspectives outside of the state’s metropolitan center.
Basement Films is a dedicated collective that keeps a massive collection of vintage film reels as a resource for alternative, DIY, experimental, and micro-cinema.
Groundswell at the Nasher Expands the Conversation Around Land Art to Include a Multiplicity of Perspectives
Groundswell: Women of Land Art features twelve artists—some names familiar, some fresh—all working concurrently yet in the shadow of their male Land Art counterparts.
Denver artist Trey Duvall combines digital, mechanical, manual, and natural tools in order to explore a multitude of concepts in his durational installation RETURN/SWEEP.
Complementing and circumventing traditional gallery relationships, artists in Colorado find financial and material support through corporate and private clients via third-party advisors.
If you can find it, Wyoming’s uranium mine ghost town Shirley Basin will surprise you with a treasure trove of eclectic art from Hyperlink and Land Report Collective members.
Jammie Holmes’s first solo museum exhibition celebrates the lives of everyday Black folk while continuing the rich tradition of Black figurative painting.
Eco art is attracting a new generation of artists, but when working with the land, there’s a way to do it right and a way to do it wrong.
Oklahoma-based artist Raven Halfmoon (Caddo) discusses the material and conceptual underpinnings of her large-scale ceramic works.
JD Pluecker explores the artworks of five artists in the exhibition Soy de Tejas, looking at issues of home and belonging in Texas.
Although the thematic connection feels strained, the pairing of works by Kheng Lim and Colour Maisch creates a visually rich and compelling exhibition that invites us to relish process and material.
I Am Not Your Mexican at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio explores how Mexican and Mexican American artists have expanded the limitations of Post-Minimalism.
In Goodnight Moon, Rachel Rose’s ambitious and deeply researched work opens multiple tiny entry points into vast stories of past and future days and ages.
Trinity: Legacies of Nuclear Testing—A People’s Perspective at the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, showcases the work of seventeen artists to shed light on nuclear injustice.
Capturing glimpses of ancestors and extraterrestrials, Duhon James’ (Diné) work illustrates a moment in time with something both there and not there at the same time.
The meek, reverent sculptures of Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons puncture 160 acres of unusable potato farmland in Hooper, Colorado, offering healing to a sandhill crane nesting ground undergoing megadrought.
Handmade Readymades: Tamara Johnson’s Kitschy Kitchen Imposters in House Salad at Lora Reynolds Gallery
Tamara Johnson’s exhibition House Salad at Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin examines the absurdity of daily domesticity with mass-produced kitchen items turned into one-of-a-kind sculptures.
Hazel Larsen Archer was a luminary yet underrecognized photographer and educator who inspired countless others, celebrated now at the Center for Creative Photography along with her student, Linda McCartney.
In From Source to Mouth, artist Erin Elder takes a multifaceted, community-sourced approach to researching Monument Creek in Colorado Springs.
Benjamin Winans's sculptural works contend with the impact of Christian nationalism within national memory and the artist’s own lived experience.
Roswell-based artist Kate Turner makes art that reflects her unique history and experience and examines contemporary issues of race, gender, and identity.
Santa Fe’s Chapel of Light is designed to inspire a sense of unity across peoples and beliefs, and features a naturally occurring solstice lightshow.