The Valley is home to an abundance of Native American art, and one of the best places for viewing more contemporary artists is the 1Spot Gallery. Located in the Roosevelt Row arts district downtown, the gallery’s new exhibit, “Abstract Abstract,” opens this weekend with works from eight well-known and celebrated artists including Kathy Whitman ElkWoman, Patrick Dean Hubbell, Sheldon Harvey, Silvester Hustito, Damian Jim, Jeff Kahm, Melissa Melerom and Kyle Navenma. Indigenous art, in all its forms, is often deeply rooted in traditional cultural aspects, images, ideas, and customs. This eight-week exhibit (which runs through Friday, April 18) aims to break down these traditions through deep artist exploration that reexamines these ideas and offers new interpretations through more modern, abstract works.
The “ABSTRACT ABSTRACT” opening-night event, with music by DJ Byron Fenix, begins 6 p.m. Friday, February 28 at 1Spot Gallery, 918 North Sixth Street. The event is free. Visit www.facebook.com/events/645488752164299.
Fri., Feb. 28, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., March 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., March 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., March 7, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., March 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., March 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., March 21, 6-10 p.m.; Fri., April 4, 6-10 p.m.; Fri., April 18, 6-10 p.m., 2014