New art exhibitions are coming to Roosevelt Row this week, including several taking place outside traditional gallery settings. That makes it a must-visit part of town this Third Friday, November 18. You’ll up your odds of seeing every show if you get to Roosevelt Row no later than 6 p.m., when most of these shows open.
If you’re hoping to enjoy a mix of visual and performance art, head to monOrchid, where Grace Gallagher Dance Company is performing work that explores the endless cycle of construction and destruction in relationships at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Or stop by the art studios near Roosevelt and Sixth streets, where you can check out new murals by Bassim Al-Shaker and Louis Masai at Babylon Gallery, and maybe even catch Ashley Macias and Yai Cecream celebrating their new studio space next door — where they moved after a fire destroyed their former creative space.
Of course, there’s plenty happening beyond Roosevelt Row, too. Se we’ve also got the rundown on new exhibitions opening in other parts of Phoenix. Here’s a sampling of this month’s Third Friday offerings.
Roosevelt Row exhibits
Koryn Woodward Wasson will be painting directly on the wall in a section of MADE Art Boutique called the Mantle, where rotating exhibitions of works by local artists happen every month. She’ll also hang small works so they cover portions of the painting, which are revealed as more and more works are sold. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Get details on the MADE website.
Eye Lounge, a contemporary arts space operated by an artist collective working in diverse media, presents a solo exhibition by Takashi Hara, an international artist originally from Japan who earned his MFA at ASU in 2015. Hara’s work explores the ways societies treat those who are different. Third Friday hours on November 18 are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the event Facebook page.
The Coe House at 365 North Fourth Avenue presents an invitational group exhibition curated by Constance McBride, which features works by 22 local and national artists, including Heather Couch, Bill Dambrova, Kristine Kollasch, Larry Ortega, and Christina You-sun Park. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the event Facebook page.
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art continues its “Onloaded 4” exhibition series in a shipping container gallery in Roosevelt Row, showing works by Larry Madrigal, a Glendale artist who holds a BFA in painting from ASU and earned a prestigious artist grant award from the Contemporary Forum support group for Phoenix Art Museum. Third Friday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Get details on the phICA website.
Treeo presents the first solo exhibition of Phoenix artist Janel Garza, who will be showing her artworks and jewelry infused with geometric shapes and patterns. Third Friday hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Find more information on the Treeo website.
“Christine Cassano + Bill Timmerman”
Modified Arts is showing works by two artists. Timmerman’s featured works comprise small black-and-white prints created with traditional film and paper. Cassano’s works include small sculptural vignettes exploring the intersection of biology with technology. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the event Facebook page.
Read on for shows in the warehouse district.
ASU’s Step Gallery presents an exhibition of ceramic works by more than a dozen MFA students at ASU and San Diego State University, whose work reflects diverse ideas, styles, and use of materials. Participating artists include Hakyoung Kim, Elliott Kayser, and Bill Jamison. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the ASU Events website.
“Woods Davy|Tom Lieber”
Bentley Gallery presents works by two California artists and friends whose works convey vastly different aesthetics. Davy’s stone sculptures channel “one-ness with nature and a respect for natural material in an unaltered state,” whereas Lieber’s paintings reflect “acceleration of the world” through slashes and smudges. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Get details on the event Facebook page.
“Dad Socks: Stencil Art by Bill Taggart”
Revival Art Collective presents works by Tempe artist Bill Taggart, whose work is “heavily influenced by urban murals, hip-hop culture and social justice.” He’s interested in making art that’s not only visually appealing, but also deeply thought-provoking. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information on the Revival Art Collective website.
First Studio is showing works by Heather Freitas, whose work deals with contemporary social issues such as the impact of humanity’s carbon footprint on animals. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. For details, visit the event Facebook page.
“Marisa Hall Valdez”
180 Degrees Automotive, an automotive maintenance and repair shop with ample wall space well-suited to exhibiting works of art, will be showing Valdez’s art imbued with bold, bright colors. Third Friday, which runs 6 to 8 p.m., also includes live music by the Random Gingers. Get details on the event Facebook page.
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