7 Free Art Shows You Should See in Phoenix This Week

Work by Dani Godreau, whose exhibit at {9} The Gallery opens on Third Friday in April.EXPAND
Work by Dani Godreau, whose exhibit at {9} The Gallery opens on Third Friday in April.
Dani Godreau

Give your best scissors and most beloved camera a long, hard look before you head out to see the new crop of exhibitions opening on Third Friday this month. Because you might be amazed by what some local artists have accomplished using these tools most of us tend to take for granted. Here’s an early look at several new art exhibitions opening on Friday, April 15.

“A Cut Above”
{9} The Gallery presents works by ASU MFA student Dani Godreau, who describes herself as a feminist artist who explores women’s traditional crafts and domestic duties through paper cutting. Godreau seeks to “stretch the definition of drawing by creating line and form through incisions and shadow while paying homage to the global tradition of paper cutting as an art form and valorizing devalued women’s labor.” Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the {9} The Gallery Facebook page.

Work by K. Flo Razowsky, whose photography is featured in an exhibition at Treeo in Roosevelt Row.EXPAND
Work by K. Flo Razowsky, whose photography is featured in an exhibition at Treeo in Roosevelt Row.
K. Flo Razowsky

“Up Against the Wall”
Treeo in Roosevelt Row presents an exhibition of photographic works from K. Flo Razowsky’s ongoing “Up Against the Wall” series. Since 2002, Razowsky has been traveling to border locations including Slovakia and Ukraine, Croatia and Serbia, Spanish Melilla at Morocco, the southern United States, and Israel's walls at Gaza and the West Bank – all the while documenting the physical appearance of borders, as well as their impact on local populations and land. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the Treeo Facebook page.

Work by Turner G. Davis, whose farewell exhibition at the Eye Lounge opens on April Third Friday,EXPAND
Work by Turner G. Davis, whose farewell exhibition at the Eye Lounge opens on April Third Friday,
Turner G. Davis

“Passages”
Eye Lounge presents an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and 3D compositions created by Turner G. Davis during the last decade. This is the farewell exhibition for Davis, who will become an alum of the Eye Lounge artist collective in Roosevelt Row. His work is being shown in both the Main Gallery and Project Room. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Eye Lounge website.

Work by Richard Douglas, whose work you can see at Palabra on Third Friday in April.EXPAND
Work by Richard Douglas, whose work you can see at Palabra on Third Friday in April.
Richard Douglas

“Impermanence (Three and Seven)”
Palabra presents an exhibition featuring two separate bodies of work by photographer Richard Douglas, who explores death and rebirth while considering issues related to identity and internal struggle. Third Friday hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Palabra Facebook page.

Read on for shows from ASU grad students, phICA, and a gallery that could be moving soon.
 

Work by AJ Nafziger, who is showing work at ASU's Step Gallery during April Third Friday.
Work by AJ Nafziger, who is showing work at ASU's Step Gallery during April Third Friday.
AJ Nafziger

“Where Does it Go From Here?”
ASU’s Step Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings by AJ Nafziger, whose works are inspired by classic science-fiction literature. Exhibition themes include prescience and control, as well as different perceptions and predictions of the future. Third Friday hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Find more information on the ASU Events website.

Work by Frank Gonzales (detail), whose solo exhibition for phICA opens during April First Friday.
Work by Frank Gonzales (detail), whose solo exhibition for phICA opens during April First Friday.
Frank Gonzales

Frank Gonzales
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art presents an exhibition of works by Frank Gonzales, whose paintings featuring elements in the natural world explore the interplay of realism and artificiality. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. at the shipping container galleries in Roosevelt Row, where phICA is presenting two additional shows. Find more information on the phICA website.

“Treetastik: Life Among the Trees”
The Firehouse presents its annual tree-themed exhibition, which features works by more than 20 Arizona artists including Leslie Walker, Richard Bledsoe, and Winston Harrell. Expect works in various media that explore the relationship of trees to food, shelter, imagination, and magic. Third Friday hours start at 6 p.m. Find more information on The Firehouse Facebook page

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Roosevelt Row

Roosevelt St. from 7th St. to 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

www.rooseveltrow.org

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Step Gallery

605 E. Grant St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

art.asu.edu/gallery/step

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9 The Gallery
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Eye Lounge

419 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-430-1490

www.eyelounge.com

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