There's plenty of good art to see in Phoenix this week — from wooden sculptures that inspire childlike whimsy to abstract paintings infused with biological imagery.
Here’s a look at your options, organized by area to help you see more art on Third Friday, April 20. Additionally, we've got details on the shows that should top your must-see list.
ASU School of Art presents work by master of fine arts candidate Alex Foster, who has created an exhibition meant to engage adults in childlike play. Third Friday hours at Step Gallery are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on ASU's events website.
“A Deeper Season”
See new work by Michael Marlowe, whose paintings deconstruct the human form to reveal the shapes of anatomical structures captured in unexpected ways. Third Friday hours at Bentley Gallery are 6 to 9 p.m. Get more information on the gallery website.
For her third and final solo exhibition at Eye Lounge, Ashley Czajkowski presents new work that expands her exploration of femininity, mortality, and the tenuous boundary between wild and domesticated. Czajkowski's art practice incorporates video, alternative photographic processes, and installation art. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find details on the gallery website.
Check out new work by William LeGoullon, who questions conventional notions about land and place while considering their “connection to a celestial realm of understanding.” Third Friday hours at Shortcut Gallery, a space shared by Phoenix General and Framed Ewe, are 5 to 8 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
“Stream of Consciousness”
Xico presents a collaborative exhibition by Miguel Angél Monzón and Edgar Fernandez, which reflects the artists’ processes for creating finished work. Third Friday hours inside the Hot Box gallery, where you can see two additional exhibits, are 6 to 10 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
More than 20 artists working in diverse media will present their work during a pop-up exhibition at monOrchid. The artists are undergraduate and graduate students at ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
Head to Modified Arts to explore photographs by Nathalie Daoust, which are part of a traveling exhibition presented by Stadthaus Ulm in Germany and the Canadian embassy. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Get details on the gallery website.
Mantle at MADE, a small-works exhibition space inside MADE Art Boutique, is showing work by Alex Ozers, who creates jewelry inspired by "desolate summers, sun-bleached wood, and watching stucco walls age." Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find details on the boutique website.
“Every Word has its Shadow”
Explore photographs by Shawn Barker, which were “prompted by a quick succession of life-changing events.” Barker’s exhibition at Northlight Gallery touches on several themes, including birth, materiality, and entropy. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the ASU Events website.
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“Zulu in the Park pt. III”
See new paintings by Phoenix artist Abe Zucca, exhibited at the Abe Zucca Gallery that shares space with Abloom Salon on Grand Avenue. Third Friday hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Get details on the Facebook event page.
Explore Christina Martin’s abstract paintings at Alwun House, where her Third Friday opening reception starts at 7 p.m. and live music by April Anne begins at 8 p.m. Learn more on the Alwun House website.
See the textile work of Janel Garza, who explores the relationships of plants and humans while incorporating plant material gathered from diverse sources including restaurant refuse. Third Friday hours at 180 Degrees Automotive are 6 to 8 p.m. Get details on the Facebook event page.