ASU Art Museum Project Space at Combine Studios
January 6 to 28
This multimedia installation features sculpture, video, and interactive audio components created by artists exploring the intersections of geological and human histories in the Southwest desert. It’s being presented by the Laboratory for Critical Technics at ASU, a transdisciplinary lab that addresses issues at the heart of living and dwelling together in the 21st century, in collaboration with Paul Harris and Richard Turner. Learn more on the ASU Events website.
The Gallery at TCA
January 13 to May 6
See works by 15 artists including Ed Mell, Douglas Miles, and Fritz Scholder in this exhibition that explores the history, mythology, and popular culture of the Western genre. The exhibition also features music, memorabilia, and historical displays that reflect the nostalgia for Western themes while addressing issues of morality, race, and economics in the complicated story of the American West. Get details on the Tempe Center for the Arts website.
January 14, 20-21
Local artists Meredith Drum, Patricia Sannit, Laura Dragon, Erika Lynne Hanson, and Colleen Donohoe have organized an exhibition tied to a larger “Nasty Women” art movement that’s using exhibitions in several cities, both here and abroad, to address concerns about possible rollbacks of rights for women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community under the incoming Trump administration. The group exhibition is a three-nights-only affair. Participating artists include Mary Hood, Kyllan Maney, Maggie Keane, Irma Sanchez, and Rossitza Todorova, to name a few. Find more information on the event Facebook page.
Read on for more must-see art shows this month.