By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Katrina Montgomery
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Monica Alonzo
By Benjamin Leatherman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
918 N. 6th St., Unit C
This itty-bitty bungalow boasts an 11-member all-photography collective whose solo shows rotate monthly, with a group exhibition during Art Detour. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with new work by all 11 artists (Brendan Regan, Emily Matyas, Aaron Rothman, Chad Shindel, Betsy Schneider, Dean K. Terasaki, Christian Widmer, Mike Williams, Julie Anand, William Jenkins, and Christopher Colville), Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
The Living Room
918 N. 6th St.
Doug Oland didn’t have a tough time conjuring up a name for the art space where he shows his darkly abstract mixed-media paintings, probably because it was his, er . . . living room. Genius. Regular Hours: Third Fridays, 7-9 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
915 N. 5th St.
This rectangular building is used as a gallery and workspace for painters Lesli Englert Yazzie and Christina Ramirez, as well as photographer and jazz musician Matt Yazzie. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New work by all three artists, as well as illustrator Ami Minnick, and painters Lee Hazel and Jason Davis, Friday, 7-11 p.m. (with performance art by Gomer Titles, a.k.a. Jim Namers, starting at 8 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; (with performance art by Gomer Titles at noon); and Sunday, noon- 6 p.m.
The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.
Dig on this gallery operated out of a 1920s-era residence by the members of jazz group Sonorous, who bring in artist and DJ friends such as Lalo Cota, Noah Baez, and Djentrification to help cover up the walls and light up the record decks. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6 p.m.-midnight, and by appointment. Art Detour: Large-scale oil paintings by Sakoia, wood and metal sculpture by Jacquie Brignoli, custom jewelry by Melanie Tash, as well as two LED Mooninite devices from the recent Boston bomb scare depicting Ignignokt and Err, Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight (with a DJ starting at 6 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight (with improvisational jazz starting at 6 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
720 N. 4th St., No. 1
Besides placating her penchant for four-letter words (not those kinds), Iran-born artist Nicky Hedayatzadeh dubbed her studio Mint because her photography and graphic design is, well, fresh. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 7-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New works by Hedayatzadeh and others, as well as an Artlink Mystery Gallery, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Nearly every night at this hip venue, there’s plenty of avant-garde action to be had, be it the edgy work of local artists or the latest in cutting-edge music by indie bands. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; most evenings after 7 for events; and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by painter James Angel, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with the Marvin Scott Quartet at 7 p.m.); Saturday, noon-midnight (with a CD-release party for The Morning Kennedy Was Shot ,featuring Dear and the Headlights, Rajiv Patel, Kirsch the Monster, and others, at 7:30 p.m. with a $5 admission); and Sunday, noon-11 p.m. (with Holden, The Craze, and Insulyn, at 6:30 p.m. with a $5 admission).
214 E. Roosevelt St.
There’s a reason the curved roof on monOrchid looks like it’s gonna burst. With all the cutting-edge content going down in its various studios and offices occupied by an array of avant-garde artists, architects, photographers, and designers there’s only so much talent one building can take. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour: Kade L. Twist’s mixed-media installation “Hunter and Buzzard,” an Artlink Mystery Gallery, and more, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
825 N. 1st St.
What would Jesus do on a First Friday? He’d check out the nondenominational digs of The OnePlace, a free-spirited house of worship that’s housed edgy art and hosted indie bands. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; and various times for services and events. Art Detour: New works by locals, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 7-10 p.m. (with DeCapulet, Backseat Goodbye, and others at 7 p.m.).
Paulina Miller Gallery
817 N. 1st St.
While the folks at this long-running gallery consider their operation more straightforward than most downtown studios, artwork such as Sergio Lepore’s Gigeresque charcoals and William Mancini’s deviously abstract photography proves they’re far from straitlaced. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 7-10 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with new work, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon- 6 p.m.