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Roosevelt Row
Roosevelt St. from 7th St. to 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85004
One day, all those modern-day must-haves like laptops and cars will be obsolete. Artist Zach Valent gets it, as evidenced by his fictitious fossils of semi-recent history. For one exhibition, he transformed a rotary-dial telephone into what looked like an ancient artifact. For another, he created floor-to-ceiling paper sculptures referencing the demise of print media in the digital age. He’s even fossilized a seated, solitary man whose hand holds a cellphone. Basically, Valent uses concrete, ceramic, wood, paper, and other media to create icons of contemporary consumer culture.

Valent is one of three artists with exhibitions opening on Friday, July 14, at the shipping-container galleries near the intersection of Roosevelt and Fourth streets. Stop by between 6 and 10 p.m. to see work by Valent, Christina Kemp Sullivan, and Josh Loeser. Each of these free exhibitions, presented by Rhetorical Galleries, holds important object lessons for viewers.

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