Drawn to Scale

Though the exhibition title "Black Maps: American Landscape and The Apocalyptic Sublime" sure sounds like another Pirates of the Caribbean installment, let us assure serial-bumbler Johnny Depp has nothing to do with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's current showing of aerial photography. Sorry to take the wind of of your sails, but, instead of maps to buried treasure, these large-scale works by artist David Maisel look at landscapes of the American West with an eye toward environmental concerns and sustainability issues.

See the 28 seemingly-psychedelic pigment prints at 7374 East Second Street, through Sunday, September 1. No spyglass needed. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Call 480-874-4666 or see

Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: June 1. Continues through Sept. 1, 2013
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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