Nick Larsen, an artist from Nevada living in Santa Fe, works in the no-man’s land between fictional archaeological inventory and autobiography.
The Contour of Feeling at the Denver Botanic Gardens introduces Colorado audiences to immense, organic cedar sculptures and other large-scale works by artist Ursula von Rydingsvard.
Hills Snyder entered the multiple spaces of Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric in daylight, but left in a twilight state.
Fall back into these Southwest area art exhibitions in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Eugene Newmann, a pioneering artist of the New Mexico abstract art scene, presents Abstraction and Figuration at Pie Projects in Santa Fe.
In Denver Art Museum’s Who Tells a Tale Adds a Tail, Latin American millennial artists transform narratives rooted in collective memory and the virtual realm of cyberspace.
Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw Nation) is a contemporary artist and champion of women’s empowerment around the world, now showing at Glenn Green Galleries in Santa Fe.
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.
In Self-Determined at CCA Santa Fe, thirteen Native artists address the environment, mythology, traditions, technology, and more.
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.
Urban Pop in Bountiful, Utah offers a unique opportunity to see big names, but the exhibition fails to situate artists within the movements to which the show claims they belong.
Southern Utah Museum of Art and Modern West exhibit concurrent shows in Utah examining the legacy of abstract expressionism in the Southwest, featuring Taos Moderns Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak and contemporary arts Shalee Cooper and Arlo Namingha.
Art meets nature in four Colorado gardens and outdoor installations—creating space for meditative contemplation and divine catharsis at Aspen Art Museum, Chatfield Farms, Greenbox Arts, and the San Luis Valley.
Five emerging artists explore experiences of the African Diaspora in And Let It Remain So, a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition that assesses family, home, displacement, identity, and Black representation.
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.
Borna Sammak’s exhibition america, nice place at Dallas Contemporary conceptually and materially questions popular American archetypes and the redundancies of cultural consumerism.
Emily Margarit Mason challenges the limits of the still image by placing photos into alternative settings—whether baking one into a cake or rearranging another into an abstract collage.
Ya La’ford, Ogden Contemporary Arts’s first artist-in-residence, visualizes a past, present, and future Southwest in Survey: The West.
In Forgotten Artifacts at Core Contemporary, Las Vegas artists, Las Vegas artists show cast-metal sculptures evoking a landscape without humans.
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.
Joey Fauerso: Wait For It at NMSU Art Museum embeds poignant metaphors in basic, somber forms to question what happens when stability is off-kilter.
WPA and New Deal artworks are highlights of a road trip across Southern New Mexico.
Floyd D. Tunson, one of Colorado’s most important contemporary artists, is the subject of three summer exhibitions shedding light on the breadth and scope of his sociopolitical and race-related themes.
At Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, Brook-Lynne Clark finds signs of her life on the Blackland Prairie in Big Tex is Burning, which tracks her relationship with embedded histories of Dallas.
Laura August joins the Rubin Center and builds on a program that nurtures connections between art and artists in Ciudad Juárez and El Paso.
In Plein Air at MOCA Tucson, artists challenge norms in paintings, installations, and video works that confront the white gaze that privileges colonizer culture and systems of oppression.
Curator Yvonne Force Villareal inaugurates Brite Force, a new arts initiative in Marfa, Texas, with an exhibition of surreal Western paintings by Will Cotton.
Kim Stringfellow presents the current iteration of her exhibition The Mojave Project, which expands ideas of the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants through transmedia representations.
In Wo/Manhouse 2022, nineteen New Mexican artists from across the gender spectrum created artworks exploring the meaning of home, gender, and inclusivity on the fiftieth anniversary of Womanhouse.
Kinfolk House’s entry to social practice art is meant to investigate community, culture, and isolation in the venue’s neighborhood of Polytechnic Heights and beyond in Fort Worth.
Hit the road this summer for Southwest art exhibitions in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Curator Alana Wolf mines the University of Utah’s archives to backdrop the various occurrences of the 1970s—the formative decade in which Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty made its debut.
The exhibition Somos Southwest at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum delivers a muted homage to the Chicano Arts Movement, primarily through works by Arizona and California artists.