The Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present, DIFY Diaspora: In Memory of Dave Hickey through October 7, 2022. One of the most iconic art critics of modern times is remembered with an exhibition featuring the work of a number of his former students joined with several artist colleagues. DIFY Diaspora is curated by Sush Machida, acclaimed artist and former student.
DIFY Diaspora is a tribute to one of the art worlds more highly regarded and widely-read art critics who passed late last year. Among his many accolades, Hickey was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship during his tenure at UNLV. He has authored a number of books including, The Invisible Dragon and Air Guitar, regarded by many as required reading for anyone with an interest in art. Hickey served as writer, editor, educator, and lecturer in addition to an early stint as a gallery owner-director.
Artists/alumni in the exhibition include: Robert Acuna, Phil Argent, Aaron Baker, Tim Bavington, Thomas Burke, Jane Callister, Brad Corman, Gajin Fujita, James Gobel, Jack Hallberg, Shawn Hummel, Carrie Jenkins, Angela Kallus, Wayne Littlejohn, Sush Machida, Alisa Ochoa, Victoria Reynolds, Dave Ryan, Sean Slattery, Jason Tomme, and Almond Zigmund, who are joined by Scott Grieger, Michael Reafsnyder, David Reed, Jim Shaw, Alexis Smith, and Jeffrey Vallance, colleagues of Dave Hickey.
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the school of music, school of architecture, entertainment engineering and design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.