April 26 – August 12, 2018 | Main Gallery
Reception with the Artists | Thursday, April 26th | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Countless times throughout the day at Tohono Chul people will proclaim to themselves or to someone close by that something they just experienced is “OTHERWORLDLY!.” It might be a plant, a rock, a vista, a cloud, a creature, an artwork; but, whatever it is, what they are truly starting to get their head around is the desert, the Sonoran Desert. Everything about it offers a unique perspective; simultaneously familiar and alien, it is unlike anywhere else.
ARIZONA OTHERWORLDY gathers fascinating artworks generated by 29 imaginative Arizona artists who challenge themselves to create art that starts in the desert and ends up somewhere else.
Featured artists: Christopher Allison, Tom Baumgartner, Carson Bilger, Kate Breakey, Jerry Cagle, Patrick Cobb, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Linda Ekstrum, Manuel Fontes, Lex Gjurasic, David Griffin, Joe Hatton, Mary Johns, Debra Kay, William Lesch, Phil Lichtenhan, Kathryn Maxwell, Robert Renfrow, Jessie Shinn, Clark Trujillo, Beata Wehr, Karen Wright, Nick Bernard, Sasha Case, Greg Corman, Patrick Hynes, Spencer Edgerton Kane, Len Polliandro, and Lyle Rayfield, have contributed works that represent, relay, conjure, and evoke the otherworldly sense of wonder and the extra-terrestrial vibe this magnificent state possesses: in its sky, in its creatures, in its earth, in its history, and in its artists. The possibilities are endless.
Image | William Lesch | Gates Pass Panorama Facing West; Sunset, Sunrise, and Night | photography
Image | Henry Shelton | Crow Mother Katsina | cottonwood root, paint | Gift of the Estate of Frank and Martha Secan | 2007.8.28
Permanent Collection | New Perspectives IV
April 26 – August 12, 2018 | Welcome Gallery
Permanent Collection | New Perspectives IV is the fourth survey of objects from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection curated by Tohono Chul’s valued Docents and Volunteers. Serving as Guest Curators for 2018 are: Janel Feierabend, Mikki Gries, Paul Miller, and Louise Stanton.
Entry Gallery Project Space
The new Entry Gallery Project Space offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects. Four artists living and working in Arizona have been selected for the 2017-2018 exhibition schedule.
Jerry Jacobson | December 22, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Image | Jerry Jacobson | Rust Drawing (example 12) | rust, ink, and graphite on paper
Phil Lichtenhan | February 2 – March 18, 2018
Image | Phil Lichtenhan | Nest 2007 | mixed metals, ceramic
Keith Marroquin | March 23 – April 29, 2018
Image | Keith Marroquin | Untitled | photographic print
Kathleen Velo | May 4 – June 3, 2018
Image | Kathleen Velo | Colorado River #9 Morelos Dam, Arizona/Mexico Border | chromogenic print
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