Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

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Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Process

Process, curated by Matthew Gardocki
January 27 – May 13, 2017

Featuring work by: John Bauer, Christopher Duncan, Kara Joslyn, Lester Monzon, Julie Oppermann, Kim Rugg, Christopher Russell, Heidi Schwegler, Meghan Smythe, and Ryan Wallace, Process is a showcase of ten contemporary American artists who are reshaping the Process Art tradition into a profound expression of twenty-first century studio practice. Visitors can expect to encounter a fresh and perhaps unfamiliar field of art-making in which process is celebrated and the finished object is not always the principle focus.

Teaching Gallery

Abandon All Hope

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here, curated by Lee Cannarozzo
January 27 – May 13, 2017

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here is an exhibition of two complete editions of Salvador Dali illustrated artist books: The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri and The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio. These books, completed in 1960 and 1972 respectively, together contain 110 prints authorized by the artist. A part of the Las Vegas Art Museum collection currently housed in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, this exhibition presents these illustrated texts in a dynamic manner. Contained within four display cases, the pages of these books will be turned every Tuesday and Friday throughout the course of the exhibition to reveal a new set of illustrations to the public. This constantly evolving exhibition is an invitation for students, scholars, and faculty to view these surreal works of art and to participate in a conversation about the cultural resonance of Medieval Italian texts.

Braunstein Gallery

Masking

Masking, curated by Karen Roop
January 27 – December 16, 2017

This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. Karen Roop's enthusiasm for new ways of diversifying UNLV’s English curriculum has led to years of fruitful collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, where students have learned to assimilate the visual arts into their critical vocabularies. Roop will integrate Masking, her first curation, into ENG 101 classes during the Fall semester.

Auditorium

Josh Azzarella

Josh Azzarella Screenings
January 28 – May 13, 2017

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present a semester-long video screening series featuring works by Josh Azzarella. Josh Azzarella creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. By illuminating the individual encounter with communal experiences, Azzarella evaluates the perception of realness – which can ultimately be rooted in both the fantastic as much as the pragmatic.

Screenings occur every Thursday (4-7pm) and Saturday (1pm and 3pm), and by appointment in the Barrick Museum Auditorium. The 16 week series is divided into four programs detailed below.

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Future Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Testing Ground

Tested Ground
Andreana Donahue, Alexa Hoyer, Joan Linder, Jenny Odell, Nicolas Shake

May 26 – September 16, 2017

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Tested Ground, a major artistic exploration of the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five American and international artists use a variety of media to probe a relationship we sometimes take for granted. From the firing range imagery of photographer Alexa Hoyer, to the anthropological trash project of Jenny Odell - from Joan Linder’s meticulous radioactive waste site drawings, to Nicolas Shake’s and Andreana Donahue’s investigations of desert debris and urban artifacts - Tested Ground represents a thought-provoking cross-examination of the American landscape.

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Teaching Gallery

play on, gary

Play on, Gary, Play on, curated by D.K. Sole
May 26 - September 16, 2017

 

What does it mean to pick something up? How do we negotiate the interaction between ourselves and the universe? Play On, Gary, Play On is a meditation on the point in time between an action being anticipated and the moment when it is carried out. Imaginatively it reinterprets the delay through a series of objects: a wooden wall sculpture by the New York artist Richard Francisco, an assembly of traditional Mexican masks, and a number of rarely-seen anthropological objects from the Barrick Collection. The title of the exhibition has been taken from a moment in the 2016 Australian Football League Grand Final when the players hesitated because they wrongly believed that Swans player Gary Rohan was about to receive a free kick. “Playon, Gary,” shouted one of the umpires, “play on.” That period of isolated calm seems to suggest the singularity of these complex hesitations.

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Braunstein Gallery

Masking

Masking, curated by Karen Roop
January 27 – December 16, 2017

This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. Karen Roop's enthusiasm for new ways of diversifying UNLV’s English curriculum has led to years of fruitful collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, where students have learned to assimilate the visual arts into their critical vocabularies. Roop will integrate Masking, her first curation, into ENG 101 classes during the Fall semester.

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Auditorium

Masking

Casey Roberts
"sometimes i dream of myself as two people"
May 26-September 16, 2017

Working in video, painting and cyanotype, Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts creates contemplative tableaux-like depictions of the tense dichotomy between mankind and the natural world. His esoteric visual fantasies conceal an imaginative playfulness under a veil of mystery.

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Garden

Garden

Katarina Jerinic
Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic
May 26 - January 20, 2018

New York artist Katarina Jerinic intervenes in built environments with site-specific photography, mixed-media projects, and public installations. Located in UNLV's Baepler Xeric Garden, her Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic charts constellations of visible and invisible phenomena in the surrounding city. Jerinic has exhibited work nationally, internationally, and in many locations throughout New York City, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum, Queens, and BRIC, Brooklyn. She is a 2017 Workspace Resident at BAXTER ST at Camera Club of New York.

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