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Current Exhibitions

Jerry Lewis: Painted Pictures

May 9 - September 27, 2014

PAINTED PICTURES, features original photographs by famed actor/director/comedian/singer/ philanthropist, Jerry Lewis. An avid and obsessive photographer throughout his entire lifetime, Jerry Lewis created this unique body of work during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Known to always have a camera by his side, his knowledge and use of the camera as a vehicle for expression is notably extraordinary. It is the strength of these works that allows this multi-talented entertainer to add the title of “artist/photographer”. The exhibition is curated by Michele C. Quinn, MCQ Fine Art.

As a complement to "Painted Pictures", the Barrick Museum will host the Jerry Lewis Film Festival.

The museum will present weekly screenings of films by Jerry Lewis. The Nutty Professor, commemorating the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release, will kick-off the Festival on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. in the UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium. Each week a different film will be viewed, the full schedule to be announced separately. The films are free to the public. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available.

Untitled, 1970. Color Photo. 11" x 14". | Image  


Derivative Presence

Sound & Video Installation

by Yasmina Chavez & Javier Sanchez

Sound Installation
Donald H. Baepler Xeric Garden

Marjorie Barrick Museum

May 5 & June 21, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm

Video Installation

TastySpace Gallery
Located inside Emergency Arts

520 Fremont Street
702-917-7855, call for hours
May 23 – June 21, 2014

Derivative Presence is an exhibit about what “presence” means in this day and age. We no longer only exist in an interpersonal physical form or “face-to-face.” Through social media a post means “here.” This project explores what it is to be present now, which pertains to the unawareness of our pervasive presence forever accessible in a digital condition.

Technology has made our presence available to all at any time, in any place and in any number of multiple locations, which in itself redefines what presence means. Our physical being is unnecessary and a derivative of our presence is a valid experience of an interaction with each other. This is evidence that our world is changing and our being has adapted to embrace technology driven presence as human presence.

“Derivative Presence” will run in two locations for the duration of the exhibit. Randomly searched and found youtube videos of people communicating directly to their audience will be exhibited inside TastySpace Gallery as an invasive spatial installation. The original sound corresponding to those videos will fill the Xeric Garden environment at the Marjorie Barrick Museum creating an isolating sound experience.

Braunstein Gallery

Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico

The images in this exhibition represent more than a group of small religious paintings. They embody the complicated artistic nature of Christian iconography, symbolism and private/public forms of devotion that were established in Mexico as the norm by the nineteenth century. Objects on display include ex-votos and retablos (small tin oil paintings presented as offerings in churches and sacred sites), wooden sculptures and milagros (small hand crafted silver offerings). These objects are the visual result of 400 years of private/public devotional practices that begun to take shape in Mexico after 1521. Their importance resides in the intricacies of the miracles narrated, the intended reception, and the type of information they reveal about private/public devotional practices in Mexico before and after the independence of 1821.

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