Current Art News
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
A conversation between two art teachers on remote learning and the limitations of creating only in digital media.
This group exhibition documenting the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through the work of 22 artists runs April 19 - July 9.
After more than a decade, Holly Samayoa earned her UNLV degree and now has been recognized as the university's Rookie of the Year.
Artist Lance L. Smith offers an exploration of diasporic systems of knowledge and their uses as tools for liberation.
This year, the university honors both 2020 and 2021 recipients - and the line-up of Las Vergas luminaries couldn't be brighter!
Art In The News
In the sound sculpture “Gnaw,” a demented stuffed animal shakes while making weird chewing noises. In “Cradle,” plastic fingers are hot-glued together to form an organic tower that’s equal parts disturbing and comforting. In “Soap,” a rainbow of soap baseballs questions the masculine tradition of sports. And in “Bunting for Babylon II (Coke & Crystals),” a patriotic decoration is reimagined as a critique of runaway capitalism.
On this episode Dr. Erika Abad interviews artists Lance L. Smith and Brent Holmes about their exhibitions currently on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
What I know about abstraction in art is not much. Sure, I get the bare-bones idea of it—the freedom to create something that’s not representative, to allow the creative mind to wander where it will—but the why of abstraction sometimes eludes me. (I blame the editor in me; if something doesn’t make sense to me, it needs to be rewritten and revised until it does.) But in curating Two or 3 Things I Know About Abstraction—a 12-artist group show now at the Summerlin Library gallery—UNLV fine arts professor Pasha Rafat has anchored abstraction to a value I can get my head around: connection.
Fawn Douglas and A.B. Wilkinson spend most of their days at UNLV - one as a teacher in the College of Fine Art and the other as an associate professor of history - but they spend their nights and weekends working on a new arts and activism studio.
Calling all art lovers! If you’re looking to check out a new exhibition, we’ve got just the thing for you in the Las Vegas Arts District. Renowned artist Frédéric Bonin-Pissarro will be featured at the Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery’s latest show, “Life Lines.”
Last spring, Wendy Kveck taught an art class at UNLV called Finding America in Las Vegas. “I considered how the landscape and cultures of Southern Nevada have influenced artists’ work over the decades,” she wrote in a blog post for Nevada Humanities.