From Nathaniel Mary Quinn at Almine Rech to Sundance Film Festival’s Indigenous Short Film Tour, our top five arts and culture picks in the southwest for the next five days.
Almine Rech / Aspen
June 4–20, 2021
Almine Rech presents work by Nathaniel Mary Quinn, who creates hybrid, fractured portraits on paper and linen. His works are replete with art historical references to Cubism, Surrealism, Francis Bacon, and others, yet his process is also personal, drawing from his experiences and family history growing up in Chicago’s Robert Taylor housing project.
Pie Projects / Santa Fe
June 4–13, 2021
New Tamarind Institute print releases by Inka Bell and Ellen Lesperance, and favorites by Stuart Arends, Jim Dine, Louise Nevelson, Rashaad Newsome, Danielle Orchard, Deborah Remington, Fritz Scholder, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, June Wayne, and Susan York.
Blaffer Art Museum / Houston
June 5–September 19, 2021
The Blaffer Art Museum presents the first survey exhibition of artist Jamal Cyrus, spanning fifteen years of the artist’s prodigious career. The End of My Beginning demonstrates the breadth of Cyrus’s consistently cross-disciplinary practice from his MFA studies to the present.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art / Las Vegas
Saturday, June 5, 3-5 pm MDT
Artist Tiffany Lin hosts two workshops that honor the tradition of skill-sharing among women, the importance of education, and community ties. Lin will lead the group in a series of exercises as participants add their own embroideries to her textile artwork, the sky we built, currently on display at the museum.
Sundance Film Festival / Sundance
Streaming through June 30
The Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Short Film Tour, now streaming on Vimeo, presents seven short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers and selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival. This free 85-minute program includes fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental works.