John Millei: If 6 Turned Out To Be 9, Selected Work
March 20 – June 6, 2015
This is the first time for Millei’s bold and painterly large scale paintings to be shown in Las Vegas. The California based artist has maintained an extensive career with exhibitions of his work seen throughout the U.S. and in Europe. His critically recognized paintings have been described as a mixture with historical roots and contemporary application. The Las Vegas exhibition is courtesy of George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco.
Millei has collaborated on two occasions with the late poet Robert Creeley and his work is documented in two shorts by Full Figured Films, "Maritime" and "Woman in a Chair”. He is adjunct Professor of Painting at Claremont University and serves on the Fine Art Faculty of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
In The News
John Millei's deliberate confidence gives his work gravitational pull - Dawn-Michelle Baude, Las Vegas Weekly, March 26, 2015
Deborah Aschheim: Kennedy Obession
March 20 – June 6, 2015
Aschheim, noted for her installations, brings to the museum a new series of drawings. The drawings, made from photographs found at historical archives, are of people responding to the presence and loss of President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. The drawings are intended to reveal viewer’s memories of the past to help understand the present. Aschheim will serve as Artist-in-Residence for the UNLV Department of Art until the end of the semester.
For more information about Deborah Aschheim and her work, visit the artist's website.
In The News
The memory, history and myth behind Deborah Aschheim's Drawings - Kristen Peterson, Las Vegas Weekly, March 18, 2015
David Sanchez Burr: Citizen Speak
April 27 - May 20, 2015
The Neon Museum inaugurates it's Artist-in-Residence program with Las Vegas-based artist David Sanchez Burr (UNLV MFA '09). His work, titled citizen speak, will be built and exhibited in the Neon Museum’s North Gallery on April 18 and 19, before being transferred to the Barrick Museum.
A partnership between the Neon Museum and the Barrick Museum, the residency calls for artist-parents to create work inspired and enjoyed by their children—and, by extension, children of all ages. The first part of the project is housed at the Neon Museum and the second part at the Barrick.
Citizen speak is an interactive work of art involving audio and video media, modified specifically for children. For this project, Sanchez Burr created a portable version of his project nowhereradio, which began in 2011 as part of a personal journey to produce an artwork that would encourage meaning and interactivity with the audience as a social event and broadcast.
For more information about the artists and partnership, please visit the event page.
Yesterday & Today
October 3–May 30, 2015
Curated by Aurore Giguet "Yesterday & Today" demonstrates a continuum of making by the Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone in southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery from the Barrick’s cultural collection as well as objects from the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; The Lost City Museum; Nevada Folklife Archives-Nevada Arts Council, and works by contemporary artists Loretta Burden, Fawn Douglas, and Everett Pickyavit.
In this exhibition, objects are looked at as works of a continued vitality, not as archaeological or unearthed anthropological objects. These objects provide a connection to the beliefs and traditions of their makers and owners. They become visible manifestations; they encode, keep, or convey particular types of information that continue to shape the indigenous peoples of Nevada