To catch the latest work by Los Angeles-based artist Sherin Guirguis and Phoenix-based painter Carrie Marill, head to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street, for "southwestNET." The two artists have very different roots -- Guirguis was born in Luxor, Egypt and Marill in San Franscico -- but each draws inspiration from the aesthetic and history of Arabic pattern-making and calligraphy, as well as southwestern Native American textiles and images.
Guirguis is known for her intricate paintings and sculptures that walk the line between minimalism and elaborate illustration. Marill has a sharp eye, and combines her attention to detail and passion for subject in her work.
In "southwestNET," the two showcase their latest work, described by museum staff as a “modern” take on both cultures and artistic methods while “exploring each one’s formal qualities -- color, line and texture,” that results in a collection of sculptures and paintings.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays, 12-9 p.m. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Jan. 6, 2012