From Cannupa Hanska Luger at Albuquerque Museum to Earth at Modern West in Utah, our top five arts and culture picks for the next five days.
Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
July 15–October 3, 2021
Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need presents works by the acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist and features film, video, sculpture, textiles, installation, and drawing. The exhibition emphasizes acts of caring as antidotes to the injustices and inequities that shape our past and present.
Visiting Artist: Cannupa Hanska Luger
July 12, 2021–July 2022
Albuquerque Museum’s Visiting Artist program invites artists to reimagine the museum’s lobby. This week, Cannupa Hanska Luger installed an iteration of his project Future Ancestral Technologies, an ongoing narrative that stems from a multitude of themes, including science-fiction, genetic memory, and reclaiming Indigeneity.
Opening reception: Annual CPAC Members’ Show
Colorado Photographic Arts Center / Denver
Saturday, July 17, 5-8 pm MDT
CPAC opens its 58th annual members’ exhibition. Juried by Aline Smithson, founder and editor-in-chief of Lenscratch, the exhibition features work by thirty-two Colorado photographers. On view through August 7, 2021.
Annual Summer Exhibition
Bentley Gallery / Phoenix
July 2–August 13, 2021
Bentley Gallery, which has showcased contemporary art in Phoenix for over thirty-five years, presents its annual summer show featuring work from its varied roster of mid-career and museum-collected artists from the U.S. and Europe.
Modern West / Salt Lake City
Friday, July 16, 6-8 pm MDT
Earth centers around the artistic traditions and human interactions related to the natural world. Selecting works that thematically create discourse, the exhibited pieces explore our planet through natural observance, dialogue with nature, humanity’s interaction with nature, and commentary on natural preservation. On view through September 30, 2021.