A Closer Look at The Vault

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The all-female cast in the new exhibit titled "A Closer Look" isn't looking to throw feminism in the face of gallery wanderers. Instead, the seven artists are aiming to open up a dialogue about personal identity and social issues through their paintings, photographs and drawings. 

The show, curated by Annie Waters, was recently unveiled in ASU downtown's new Vault Gallery, located in the basement of the University Center of the campus. 

In the underground space, students huddle around tables and chairs, and hunch over textbooks and glowing laptops, which, at times can distort the gallery experience. However, the admirable effort and tasteful display in the library brings a flare of creativity and warmth to the industrial space.

Artist Candice Eisenfeld uses her memories as a reference when she paints. These "inner landscapes" of the mind play with the viewer's perception of reality. The layers in her work (pictured above) reflect her interest in human desires and such as love and acceptance. 

Eisenfeld says of her work: "It is narrating a personal archeology of the id while simultaneously relating to other people what is timelessly universal."

Artist Rebecca Bergman's pops of color are more whimsical, but explore the idea of structure and purpose in the world (pictured left). 

"I use my art to express dreams, visions, the possibility of facts and my imagination, uncontrolled by reason," Bergman says.

The free exhibit will be up through Dec. 18 and is open to the public.

The Vault is located in the lower level of the University Center at 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.