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Join us at Critical Commons, a lively panel discussion and Q+A exploring the current state of art criticism and art writing in Denver and the greater Southwest at RedLine Contemporary Art Center.
Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row arts district is different (read: more corporate) these days. How are all of the speedy commercial and residential developments impacting local artists?
Pete Petrisko has spent decades participating in and documenting the downtown Phoenix arts scene, which has morphed from the grit of Metropophobobia and Gallery X to a place for brewpub-hopping.
A Rift Out West: Salt Lake City’s Arts Community Confronts Issues of Indigenous Representation at Local Gallery Modern West
New Mexico artist Billy Schenck has made a successful career of cowboy-and-Indian pop-art imagery, but a recent exhibition of his work brings present-day debates over representation and authorship into the harshest of spotlights.
From legendary folk artists in Texas to Black cowboys in New Mexico, these 2022-23 exhibitions are sure to get you thinking and exploring this winter.
Risolana—Albuquerque’s only risograph studio that’s set to open an exhibition by debut artist-in-residence Lena Kassicieh—builds knowledge-sharing connections and shares stories through printed books, posters, and more.
Wendy Kveck’s Prompt: at ASAP in Las Vegas explored the ways we stage ourselves and our art while employing a feminist practice that confronts and amplifies women as cultural markers.
As midterm elections loom, Stephen Marc, an Arizona-based photographer and Guggenheim fellow, explores what protests reveal about the American psyche in An American Journey Continues.
Arizona Commission on the Arts, which secured the state’s largest allocation of arts funding this past summer, dismisses executive director Anne L’Ecuyer less than a year into her term.
Doug Kacena, owner of Denver art gallery K Contemporary, replaces art-world stuffiness with swagger through stylish and attention-grabbing kicks.
John Sproul, a prominent local artist and owner of Nox Contemporary, will close the gallery following the end of Jared Steffensen’s exhibition Idem, Norms, Dorms Mine on November 4, 2022.
Country’s Largest Mexican Retablo Collection, Once Stored Underneath Bleachers, is Paired with Contemporary Devotional Works
Contemporary Ex-Votos at NMSU Art Museum sheds light on the understudied iconographic and ideological aspects of retablos depicting miracles on tin and found materials.
JC Gonzo’s photographs of New Mexico cemeteries place viewers in a symbiotic relationship with the land, community, and history.
Tya Alisa Anthony untangles the meaning of safe spaces as sanctuary and explores the art of social justice, human rights, and identity in the Mile High City.
Current Work, founded by longtime arts advocate Tiffini Porter, raises the contemporary art bar in Salt Lake City. The gallery also fills several sudden gaps in Utah's creative ecosystem.
The serape-style murals and public-art pieces of Birdseed Collective co-founder Anthony Garcia Sr. are integral to Denver’s urban infrastructure.
The Santa Fe Indian Market fashion show shined a spotlight on Indigenous designers who bring new perspectives to an industry in need of positive, equitable change.
Phoenix seeks community input as the city considers bond funding for a new Latino Cultural Center and other creative projects, all while art spaces rebound from COVID-19 impacts.
The pandemic forced Utah’s arts organizations to get creative with funding sources. The strategy ultimately allowed for more direct aid for individual artists and novel programming.
Nancy Rivera’s Laborious Practice Pulls a Thread Between Her Art-Making Process and Her Immigration Experience
Salt Lake City artist Nancy Rivera illustrates the immigrant experience in a series of complex and time-consuming embroideries.
Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Iteratives at Rule Gallery in Denver subverts and reinforces historical permutations of beauty.
Fall back into these Southwest area art exhibitions in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Illustrations from a Murder Capital: Alice Leora Briggs Portrays Ciudad Juárez’s Recent Dark History
Abecedario de Juárez by artist Alice Leora Briggs and photojournalist Julián Cardona is partly an illustrated glossary of narcolenguaje and partly a collection of stories from the streets.
Merry Scully, former New Mexico Museum of Art head of curatorial affairs, is leaving the state with a heavy heart but with an eager eye towards Southern California.
Utah video artist VHS Vic (Victor Blandon) shows his audience how to find magic in the mundane, the goofy in the serious, and the artistry in making a pizza.
The recent destruction of Santa Fe’s Multicultural mural caused fierce controversy, but its little-told history reveals tough questions about authorship and cross-cultural collaboration.
Siler Yard fills a void in Santa Fe’s affordable housing crunch, especially for artists and long-standing residents. Though celebrated, the development faces challenges.
Clever Octopus’s unionization efforts in Salt Lake City speak out about potential exploitation within creative and arts careers. As living costs rise, unions are becoming more common among underpaid cultural workers.
Son de Allá y Son de Acá brings together sixty contemporary Chicano/a and Latino/a artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas across four Albuquerque art galleries.
Ya La’ford, Ogden Contemporary Arts’s first artist-in-residence, visualizes a past, present, and future Southwest in Survey: The West.
Albuquerque artist Leonard Fresquez offered a unique glimpse at the possibilities of art in understanding our world. His June 2022 death at the age of forty-one marks a profound loss.
Sister SLC’s creative, fun, and diverse one-off events are as a safe space for all genders, sexualities, and ethnicities, and increase visibility for Utah’s femme, queer, and nonbinary artists.
Gallery Incomplet in Santa Fe is likely the world’s first art space to exclusively display incomplete works of art, ranging from barely completed paintings to undeveloped rolls of film.