"Inferior Mirage"

Laura Spalding Best Wreck of McDowell Island in Phoenix Bay, Arizona (detail), 2016.

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Fri., Nov. 4, 6-10 p.m., Saturdays, 12-5 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 18, 6-10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 26 2016
Free

Location Info:

Chartreuse
1301 Grand Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85007

Given the prevalence of lush lawns and golf courses in the Valley, you might think water is plentiful in the desert. But that’s something of a mental mirage, created within a culture more focused on consumption than conservation.

Artist Laura Spalding Best gets it. She set about creating three new bodies of work, including oil paintings of desert landscapes on found objects such as vintage silver platters and a companion guide showing the folly of it all through a satirical map of artificial waterfalls in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.

See her “Inferior Mirage” exhibition from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 18, at Chartreuse Gallery, 1301 Grand Avenue. The free show, which includes nearly 200 works, continues through Sunday, November 27. Visit chartreuseart.com.

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