Visual Arts

Here's the Best Art We Saw in Metro Phoenix During September 2016

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Sides of Self
Tovah Goldfine


Tovah Goldfine, a Scottsdale native who earned her BFA in printmaking from ASU this spring, is inspired by “color, pattern, and the emotional impact of personal experiences.” Through her art, Goldfine seeks to impact others by sharing ways she interprets her own existence. This trio of prints is part of the “Parables of the Virtual” exhibition that continues through October 28 at Fine Art Complex 1101 in Tempe.

Fashion Statement
Béatrice Coron


Born in France, New York City artist Béatrice Coron creates narratives using paper cutting – typically working with a single sheet of a material called Tyvek. Her current body of work includes several book forms and pieces inspired by works of literature. This piece is featured in her solo exhibition “Worldwide Wanderings: Béatrice Coron,” which continues through November 27 at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.

Bean Multiples
Connor McNerney


Beans are prevalent in sculptures created by Connor McNerney, an artist mindful of their likeness to the human embryonic form and their role in sustaining the world’s population. For the artist, these works are “a metaphor for the earth, the womb, and life.” By using diverse materials from concrete to steel, the artist explores the earth, healing, mankind, birth, and death. This work was featured in the recent “Threshold” exhibition of BFA sculpture student works at ASU’s Gallery 100.

Pain Tree
Daniel Martin Diaz


Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz spent two years creating ten large drawings based on John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Each work features imagery drawn from diverse sources such as Byzantine iconography, ephemera, alchemy, scientific diagrams, and 16th century anatomical drawings. Pain Tree is part of his solo “Paradise Lost: Daniel Martin Diaz” exhibition that continues through January 15 at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.

Untitled
Kari Wehrs


Tempe artist Kari Wehrs, an MFA in photography student at ASU, has created several untitled works for her Shot series, which includes these tintypes referencing Civil War-era photography. These works feature portraits created at target shooting sites in the Arizona desert, which her photographic subjects used as shooting targets. These tintypes were part of her recent solo exhibition "Shot" presented by Rhetorical Galleries in the phICA shipping container galleries in Roosevelt Row.

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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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