From The Stubborn Influence of Painting at BMoCA to Rose B. Simpson at Nevada Museum of Art, our top five arts and culture picks for the next five days.
Tomoo Gokita: Get Down
Dallas Contemporary / Dallas
June 12–August 22, 2021
Tomoo Gokita: Get Down features Gokita’s latest large-scale paintings, including a number of never-before-seen works. This solo exhibition by Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita will mark the first North American museum exhibition of his career. Gokita has been the subject of acclaim within both Japanese subcultures and the international art circuit for nearly two decades.
Currents 2021 Festival
Various / Santa Fe and Online
June 18–27, 2021
Santa Fe’s annual art and technology festival is back with a hybrid exhibition of online and in-person work. Exhibitions feature new-media works from artists across the globe, including interactive installations, augmented reality and app-based art forms, single-channel video, and more. In-person events are at CCA, Currents 826, and the Santa Fe Railyard.
The Stubborn Influence of Painting
BMoCA / Boulder
June 10–September 6, 2021
Bringing together a diverse group of nine artists from across the U.S. and London, this exhibition examines how the history of painting acts as a silent collaborator in the work of artists who create in other media. The influence of painting connects these artists directly and indirectly, establishing common ground in unexpected ways.
Rose B. Simpson: The Four
Nevada Museum of Art / Reno
April 24, 2021–April 3, 2022
Simpson’s work addresses the emotional and existential impacts of living in the 21st century, an apocalyptic time for many analogue cultures. In this exhibition, her sculptures resonate with the awareness that natural resources extracted to create object-based artworks can become powerful tools for social reflection and evolution.
Corn Mandala: Flower of Life
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art / Salt Lake City
June 4–July 31, 2021
Corn Mandala: Flower of Life is part of an ongoing series of performances and artworks by Jorge Rojas focused on corn titled Gente de Maiz. Through this body of work, Rojas examines the importance of corn as a food source and its cultural/spiritual significance to Indigenous peoples in the Americas.