Art

Here's the Best Art We Saw in Metro Phoenix During January 2017

Carrie Marill, Thousand Kisses Deep (detail), 2017, egg tempera on linen, 59.25" x 45.25".
Carrie Marill, Thousand Kisses Deep (detail), 2017, egg tempera on linen, 59.25" x 45.25". Courtesy of Lisa Sette Gallery

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click to enlarge Paradise is Just (detail) by Aileen Frick exhibited at monOrchid. - AILEEN FRICK/PHOTO BY LYNN TRIMBLE
Paradise is Just (detail) by Aileen Frick exhibited at monOrchid.
Aileen Frick/Photo by Lynn Trimble
Paradise is Just
Aileen Frick

One of several mixed-media collage works featured in her solo exhibition during January at monOrchid’s Shade Gallery, this piece by Aileen Frick was inspired by her experience of seeing Dale Chihuly’s glass works installed at the Desert Botanical Garden.

click to enlarge Mesquite Petals, Circle (top left); Dyssodia, Whole; and Pomegranate, Cracked (right) by Daniel Friedman. - DANIEL FRIEDMAN/PHOTO BY LYNN TRIMBLE
Mesquite Petals, Circle (top left); Dyssodia, Whole; and Pomegranate, Cracked (right) by Daniel Friedman.
Daniel Friedman/Photo by Lynn Trimble
Mesquite Petals, Circle; Dyssodias, Whole; and Pomegranate, Cracked
Daniel Friedman

Friedman’s trio of photographic works, his first showing as a new member of the Five15 Arts collective, demonstrate his facility for capturing the art inherent in nature and everyday objects. These pieces were part of “Changing Spaces,” the first exhibition presented by Five15 Arts at its temporary exhibition space at Phoenix Center for the Arts.

click to enlarge Euphoria Sonata (detail) by Cyndy Carstens exhibited at Carstens gallery in Scottsdale. - CYNDY CARSTENS/PHOTO BY LYNN TRIMBLE
Euphoria Sonata (detail) by Cyndy Carstens exhibited at Carstens gallery in Scottsdale.
Cyndy Carstens/Photo by Lynn Trimble
Euphoria Sonata
Cyndy Carstens

Long before coloring books with flowing black lines on stark white pages became all the rage, Cyndy Carstens was creating black-and-white drawings inspired by music. This piece is one of several such works on view at Carstens Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale.

click to enlarge Left: Ancient Rotation by Jay Hardin (Charcoal on paper, 2016) exhibited at Eric Fischl Gallery. - JAY HARDIN/PHOTO BY LYNN TRIMBLE
Left: Ancient Rotation by Jay Hardin (Charcoal on paper, 2016) exhibited at Eric Fischl Gallery.
Jay Hardin/Photo by Lynn Trimble
Ancient Rotation
Jay Hardin

Another work from the “Between” exhibition that continues through February 17 at Eric Fischl Gallery, this charcoal drawing conveys the ways nature is simultaneously structured and fluid.


click to enlarge toys? by Diane Silver exhibited at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale. - DIANE SILVER/PHOTO BY LYNN TRIMBLE
toys? by Diane Silver exhibited at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale.
Diane Silver/Photo by Lynn Trimble
toys?
Diane Silver

Part of Diane Silver’s solo exhibition that runs through February 4 at Gebert Contemporary, this painting suggests the casual approach to guns taken by both individuals and communities in contemporary American society.
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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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