Take a Moment
Exhibition Dates: September 1 - December 11, 2019
How do we make sense of the busy world around us? For two Phoenix area artists, it means making art that requires people to stop, look and think. Paige Reesor’s tiny paintings of local buildings and popular landscapes make familiar sites seem newly discovered again. She creates these images with hopes that people will revisit these popular locations in their minds. Gina DeGideo’s work is also about pausing to observe and appreciate the things she sees and experiences. She purposely takes time during her day to take photographs. The process helps her to slow down, and really think. This exhibition explores how two artists use art making to center themselves amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Both artists share their work in hopes that viewers will also be drawn in and take a moment to enjoy.
Take a Moment
Memento Mori: Exhibition on Photography and Death
Opening Reception: Third Friday, September 20, 6 - 9 PM
Exhibition Dates: September 19 - 29, 2019
We live in a death-denying culture. We fear the unknown and what could be more unknown than what exists beyond our living reality?So, we have created mythology around it, fabricated a number of stories to help us cope, but in daily life, we typically ignore it. However, times are changing, and there is a growing need to come to terms with our own mortality.
Artists historically are the cultural disseminators, particularly of difficult to digest ideas, and the subject of death is not new. One simply need to look to the 17th century vanitas paintings, or the Victorian post-mortem photography to find historic examples. While the western philosophy around death has been buried into social obscurity, the prevalence of serious contemporary artwork about death has been expanding. Memento Mori will showcase a collection of works from contemporary artists, each approaching the theme of death and photography in their own unique way, spanning from literal to symbolic, from deeply personal to abstract cultural interpretations.
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 5 PM
For more information visit: https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/memento-mori
Exhibition Dates: March 15 – April 14, 2019
Third Friday Opening Reception: March 15, 6 – 9PM (Art Detour Weekend: March 15 – March 17)
First Friday Reception: April 5, 6 – 10PM
In the Blink of an Eye features work by eye lounge member artists, Samantha Lyn Aasen, Kit Abate, Kat Davis, Gina DeGideo, Mikey Foster Estes, Tess Mosko Scherer, Brianna Noble, Elizabeth Odiorne, Cyd Peroni and Kim Sweet. This showcase of pieces from each artist features techniques and ideas essential to their practices. The title is a play on words about ‘the zone’ an artist is in while making art — time stops, it feels like a blink. Yet art making takes days, weeks, sometimes months to create.
Please join us in an opening reception for this never-before-shown at eye lounge artwork on Friday March 15th to meet the artists and see the spectrum of skills and expression in this special Artlink exhibition. Each artist shares works from their unique style of art making: painting, photography, mixed-media, video, fibers and sculpture.
Eye Lounge will be open for artist sharings and art activities throughout the weekend. Visit us Saturday, March 16th from 1pm-5pm and Sunday, March 17th from 11am-3pm to talk with a member from the collective as they demonstrate and share their creative processes with you.
ALONG THE WAY BY GINA DEGIDEO
SOLO EXHIBITION AT
January 18 - February 10, 2019
Third Friday Opening Reception on January 18, 6 - 9 PM
First Friday Reception on February 1, 6 - 10 PM
Gina DeGideo presents Along the Way in her first solo showing of this photographic work at Eye Lounge. For over five years DeGideo has been using a simple plastic camera and film to photograph her intuitive response to the things and people encountered in her daily path. What began as a way to keep functioning creatively while too busy with traditional life roles, has become a visual journey through the chaos of life and the revelation of unexpected beauty and peace discovered within those moments of our subconscious.
Eye Lounge is located at 419 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Exhibition Dates: December 21, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Third Friday Opening Reception: December 21, 6 - 9PM
First Friday Reception: January 4, 6 - 10PM
Eye Lounge presents the work of all it's current artists: Samantha Lyn Aasen, Kit Abate, Kat Davis, Gina DeGideo, Mikey Foster Estes, Tess Mosko Scherer, Brianna Noble, Elizabeth Odiorne, Cyd Peroni and Kim Sweet.
Each artist shares works from their larger bodies of painting, photography, mixed-media, video and sculpture. Eye Lounge is a central Phoenix, artist-run collective gallery that often pushes the boundaries of contemporary art. The gallery is committed to fostering emerging and established visual artists.
Join us for an Opening Reception and meet the artists on Third Friday, December 21, 6 - 9PM!
For more information, visit http://eyelounge.com
Works In Progress from Eye Lounge Artists
Join us for one weekend only as we take a closer look at works in progress from present Eye Lounge Members. This pop-up show provides a view into the working studios of all of the Eye Lounge artists as the collective prepares to bid farewell to several longtime members and welcomes in new members.
Eye Lounge is one of the few artist collectives in Arizona, operating in downtown Phoenix for over 18 years. The artist-run, contemporary art space is committed to fostering emerging and established visual artists. New exhibitions by member artists open monthly.
Join us for the #WIP Opening Reception on Friday, September 14th, 6 - 9PM to meet the artists behind Eye Lounge and to get a sneak peek at what they are creating before it’s finished! This pop-up exhibition will also be on view Saturday, September 15th, from 1 - 5PM.
For more information visit: http://eyelounge.com/
Myths Legends and Dreams
PhotoPlace Gallery (Online)
Photography has the ability to make visible scenes that never did or never could exist, thus providing artists with the ability to fabricate stories, create legends, and delve into self-reflection. For this exhibition, we seek images that bring us into your world of fantasy and reflection.
We are very pleased that Amy Holmes George has agreed to jury this exhibit. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery, and an additional 35 images for our Online Gallery Annex.
Wow! What a thrill and an honor to review such compelling and thought-provoking imagery with extraordinary levels of ingenuity. Thanks to all the artists who shared their work with me. The theme Myths, Legends, and Dreams lends itself to a rich and multi-interpretational platform for making art—art that can be playful and haunting, abstract and representational as well as literal and imagined. You will see all approaches considered in the works selected for this exhibition. These images stand as a testament to the ever-broadening definition of the medium of photography, while also offering refreshing takes on classic tales, dreamscapes, and difficult-to-explain phenomena.
I believe there is an element of magic that unites all this work, along with the unusual capacity to connect with the viewer in deeply profound ways. I was especially fascinated by images that emerged from developed bodies of work, in which the artist is pursuing a cohesive photographic vision. It’s always exciting to discover an artist who understands how to harmonize his/her creative voice, establishing a signature style that can be easily identified yet does not appear formulaic, familiar, or redundant. Also, I encountered a lot of work that surprised me with its clever transcendental quality—taking me somewhere else, a place of the artist’s invention. Much of the beauty of a photograph is in its inherent nature to communicate a “truth.” However, many of the images in this show challenged my sense of what’s real by fabricating a convincing “new reality.”
- Amy Holmes-George
See the exhibition at https://photoplacegallery.com/myths-legends-dreams/
INFOCUS Member's Exhibition 2018
Exhibition Dates: March 2 - 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Third Friday, March 16, 6 - 9pm
We invite you to visit the Studio Gallery at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel in March to view an exhibition of photography produced by INFOCUS members. All visitors are encouraged to vote on their favorite photograph – at the end of the exhibition, the artist with the most votes is honored with the Viewers' Choice Award and given the opportunity to present their work during an artist talk at Phoenix Art Museum the following year. The free public opening reception is March 16 from 6-9pm.
Located at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
See details at http://www.infocus-phxart.org/calendar.html
Unique: Alternative Processes with Juror Christina Z. Anderson at A. Smith Gallery
Exhibition Dates: November 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Reception: November 25, 4 - 8PM & December 16, 4 - 8PM
Four of my unique cyanotype on stone tile pieces from the series Flex will be on view.
Read more: http://asmithgallery.com/exhibitions/unique-alternative-processes/
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6 - 8PM
Exhibition Dates: April 26 - June 1, 2017
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM - 3PM
The Shemer Art Center will feature work in a variety of media that celebrates photography as an object and art form. The objective is to question the notion of photography, and focus on alternative modes of image-making that generate a presence, carries weight, or evokes an emotive response. The jurors: Jace Becker, Joshua Haunschild, and Kari Wehrs are MFA Candidates in the Arizona State University Photography Program. Their interests encompass a desire to redefine photography in the digital age.
Dreams Exhibition at Center for Fine Art Photography
Exhibition Dates: November 4 - 26, 2016
Reception: Friday, November 11, 6 - 8PM
Dreams connect the space between real and surreal. They derive from fragments of our stream of consciousness. Our life’s memories, our desires, and our fears reshuffle and play-back in visions that may appear obscured by double-vision, or be crystalized by a hyper-real clarity. Often, they exist with the support of an uncanny logic or disjointed symbolism. Whether hopeful or menacing, dreams pull on the strings of our most raw and primal emotions.
Exhibition Dates: October 24 - December 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 2, 5-7 PM
This exhibition invites MCC alumni to share their diverse and high quality work in photography, ceramics, painting and digital media.
Featuring the work of:
Shay Bredimus, Melanie Craven, Michelle Craven, Matt Dickson, Dominic Garcia, Corinne Geertsen, Gina DeGideo, Frank Gonzales, Sam Hodges, David LeRoy Hunsaker, Kyle Jorve, Tony Lemos, Mack Liao, Rory MacLean, Shahrzad Mohammadian, Michael Rutter, Mary Shindell, Julie Stein, Dana West, Michael Williams, Neal Winter, Dee Dee Woods, Jordann Wood & Wing Wong.
MCC Art Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 AM-5 PM and during special events.
MCC Art Gallery will be closed November 11, 24 & 25 in observation of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
Convenient parking in the south lots of campus, via Solar Way, by bldg. 30
Off the Wall Exhibition and Silent Auction
Exhibition Dates: September 10 - October 15, 2016
Silent Auction Event: Saturday, October 15, 6 - 9PM
Off the Wall is a special exhibition and silent auction in which you can view and bid on works from local and national artists, gifts from local vendors, and other special opportunities and services! In this annual fundraising exhibition all winning bidders will take their purchased artwork off the wall.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 1, 6 - 8PM
Exhibition Dates: March 2 - April 2, 2016
New York, NY-Soho Photo Gallery’s March show will feature the winning entries from the 18th International Krappy Kamera Competition, work by the gallery’s members, as well as photography by Jennifer Shaw. The Krappy Kamera Competition originated at Soho and is one of the high points of the year.
Susan Burnstine, an award winning fine art and commercial photographer, was the competition’s juror, judging images captured with krappy kameras including Holgas, Dianas and homemade cameras.
“In today’s digitally driven world, manufactured perfection tends to be the norm. But in the world of “krappy” plastic and pinhole cameras, the lack of technical control allows for unforeseen imperfections such as light leaks, vignettes and blurs that can transform what may have been an average image into something spectacular.”
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The exhibition Working the Land: Arizona Farming and Ranching Families features four local artists: Scott T. Baxter, Gina DeGideo, Jay Dusard, and Jill Ison, all making contemporary photographic work of farming and ranching families and individuals still working in Arizona.
Whether it is through the viewpoint of their own family life, documenting others, or from conversations with historical photographs, each artist has worked closely for years with the people in the photographs to show a dynamic look at their lives, rarely seen by the common passerby.
The exhibition will be held at Cattle Track Art Gallery and will be part of PhotoTapas – February photography month in Arizona. The exhibition runs from January 19th to February 14th, 2016, with a Closing Reception on Sunday, February 14th, from 1 to 4pm.
About Cattle Track Art Gallery
Cattle Track Arts Compound was built in 1937 and since then has been home to several well-established Arizona artists, such as Philip Curtis, a founder of the Phoenix Art Museum. Today, printmakers, sculptors, painters, photographers, a blacksmith, and others live and work on the property. The Cattle Track Art Gallery features original artwork from artists worldwide. To learn more visit the gallery at 6105 N. Cattle Track Road in Scottsdale or call (480) 420-4281.
PhotoTapas encourages collaboration and communication among galleries, photography-oriented organizations, and independent photographers within Arizona and beyond. The intent is twofold: to promote the art of photography throughout Arizona, and to celebrate the medium by offering the community a diverse sampling of engaging photography-related activities and events such as exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, demonstrations and portfolio sharing.
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Exhibition Dates: December 22, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Juror: Susan Burnstine
Often perfection is a direct result of embracing imperfection. The term “happy accident” has become synonymous with wildly flawed alternative approaches including toy, pinhole and homemade photography, as they frequently rely on elements of chance and luck. But there have been some who have tamed these unpredictable, faulty beasts to yield purely poetic results by letting go of technical control and connecting with their inner photographic child.
It was great joy to spend time with these wonderfully imperfect images and I applaud everyone who submitted. Having to narrow down a selection for the physical and online exhibits was an immense but gratifying task. In the end, the selected images seamlessly merged consistent aptitude with an element of unpredictable chance, thus creating lyrical results. I congratulate all the selected artists and sincerely thank everyone who submitted such fantastically flawed work.
- Susan Burnshine, Juror
Opening Reception on Thursday, September 3rd, 5PM - 8PM
Free and open to the public
This exhibition, running from September 1st - October 31st, 2015 in The Gallery at the Gilbert Historical Museum, details the changing rural landscape of Gilbert, Arizona as seen through artist Gina DeGideo’s eyes.
With work she created with found photographs by longtime local farmer, Marvin Morrison, for a commissioned family art project, along with photographs she had been shooting of the changing landscape over many years, she compares the “then and now” of what a small agricultural area in Gilbert has transformed into over the past 50 years.
Fund Raising to Support Community Programs
Over the past year Art Intersection presented nine public exhibitions in the North and South Galleries showing work from student, emerging, and internationally known artists. To support these programs, we work with our artist community to present the Off the Wall exhibition where all of the artwork is donated and for sale in a silent auction format.
Sales from Off the Wall keep the exhibitions in the North and South galleries free and open to the public, and support community programs such as the Emerge student photography exhibition and our artist in residence program.
During the five-week exhibition, please visit the North and South Galleries to view Off the Wall, which features the artwork of established, and emerging artists. An online gallery of the exhibition makes it easy to review the artwork.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to bid on your favorite artwork(s) and take it off the wall for your own collection or as a unique gift for someone special in your life.
You can bid on the artwork(s) that caught your eye throughout the exhibition, or use buy-it-now. The final silent auction bidding happens Saturday, December 6, 6 to 9pm.
Bids may be made in person, in the gallery, or by email beginning November 1, 2014. Email bids will be accepted until midnight December 5, 2014. An online gallery, viewable on November 1, will list the “Buy-It-Now” price allowing you to purchase an auction item anytime prior to the auction evening on December 6.
See the Online Gallery and place bids http://artintersection.com/event/off-the-wall-exhibition-and-silent-auction-2014/