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7 Art Shows You Need to See This Winter

Angela Ellsworth, Pantaloncini: Work No. 069 (Emma) (detail)
2017, 52,692 pearl corsage pins and colored dress pins, fabric, steel, 28 x 38 x 17 inches4 / 21.
Angela Ellsworth, Pantaloncini: Work No. 069 (Emma) (detail) 2017, 52,692 pearl corsage pins and colored dress pins, fabric, steel, 28 x 38 x 17 inches4 / 21. Lisa Sette Gallery
Winter is bringing plenty of good things to metro Phoenix, from sunshine to stellar art shows. Several of the best exhibitions up this season feature work by artists based right here in the Valley – including Angela Ellsworth, Mary Shindell, and Kaori Takamura.

Here’s a look at seven must-see art shows happening in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe.

Ellsworth/Gonzalez Palma/Khandavilli
Lisa Sette Gallery
January 13 to February 23

Gallerist Lisa Sette presents new work by three artists, including Phoenix-based Angela Ellsworth. Siri Devi Khandavilli’s bronze sculptures give the Hindu pantheon a selfie twist, while Luis Gonzalez Palma’s photo collages embrace astrophysical images captured in Argentina. Ellsworth examines female spirituality through objects created with thousands of pearl-tip hat pins.

click to enlarge Previous installation of Ann Morton's False Safety Net with the Caution Field created by 10 people experiencing homelessness. - BILL TIMMERMAN
Previous installation of Ann Morton's False Safety Net with the Caution Field created by 10 people experiencing homelessness.
Bill Timmerman
“Walk in My Shoes”
The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts
January 19 to May 12

See work by 10 artists who explore diversity, expression, and the value of multiple viewpoints through fiber art, photography, sculpture, and additional media. Participating artists include Marco Albarran, Anne Lopez, Ann Morton, and Julio Cesar Morales.


click to enlarge Work by Claudio Dicochea, who is curating "A Dream on a Dream" for the ASU Art Museum. - CLAUDIO DICOCHEA
Work by Claudio Dicochea, who is curating "A Dream on a Dream" for the ASU Art Museum.
Claudio Dicochea
“A Dream on a Dream”
ASU Art Museum
January 20 to June 2

Texas-based Claudio Dicochea, an artist represented by Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, curates this exhibition of pieces from the museum’s collection. Through works by African-American, Cuban, and Native American artists (among others), Dicochea considers this question: What does the American dream mean today?

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