Laura Spalding Best with some of her work on view at Phoenix Art Museum.
Denise Yaghmourian dipped dozens of objects in black paint, then suspended them in the air. Matt Magee combined shapes cut from detergent bottles to make a hanging sculpture. And plenty of other artists showed intriguing works — exploring everything from immigration to desert landscapes. Here's a sampling of the art and artists we encountered during June First Friday in downtown Phoenix.