So when I see an art show with a mother/son team, I'm all about it.
Not that the actual art will be family-themed, you see. No, both artists work within their individual media and concept for this February show at five15 arts.
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Mary Shindell is still drawing desert plants, but has approached this show, "Satellite Drawings" from a wide-view lens. Based on images from Google Earth, Mary created intricate drawings that resemble a satellite image but also look like a detailed drawing of a single desert plant, depending on how you look at it. This is a tall order for sure, but, having seen Mary Shindell's work in the past, I trust that she can pull this one off.
Nik Shindell is a painter who, after receiving an undergrad degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is slowly shedding his strict academic approach to the medium. "Contrary to my earlier efforts I now attempt to reconcile problems related to collective clutural psychology while poking fun at my past and current artistic pursuits," says Nick Shindell. His show is titled "SHARKS, man" -- which is enough to get me through the door automatically and I look forward to seeing how he melds all these ideas together.
"Satellite Drawings" and "SHARKS, man" by Mary and Nick Shindell opens tonight as a part of First Friday Art Walk at five15 arts, 515 E. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix, 602-256-0150, www.515arts.com.