Visual Arts

5 Must-See First Friday Shows in Phoenix on August 1

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In one sculptural work by Nathan Lewis, a figure smiles holding the severed head of his compatriot, whose body is crumpled on the ground; the piece is titled "BFFLOL." Art that can induce that kind of simultaneous horror and glee is definitely a worthwhile experience. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or modifiedarts.org.

"H2O"

Organized by Steve Weiss and Rafael Navarro, "H2O" was designed to function as a sort of art oasis at The Lodge during one of the warmest First Fridays we'll see all year. All of the artwork in the exhibition references water, our most precious resource, in some form or another. The show features an all-star line-up of 16 artists: Holly Anderson, Leslie Barton, Tato Caraveo, Yai Cecream, Colin Chillag, Sean Deckert, Bill Dambrova, Mikey Jackson, Ashley Macias, Abbey Messmer, Chris Miller, Rafael Navarro, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Marilyn Szabo, Artist Vladeo, and Steve Weiss. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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