EX-HAUST-ED: Completely Used Up by Joel Spencer

EX-HAUST-ED: Completely Used Up A look at our current conscious decision as mankind exhausts our planet’s resources. Quivx, based in the heart of city’s Arts District, hosts EX-HAUST-ED, a pop-up installation by Las Vegas artist Joel Spencer. Spencer is an abstract and conceptual artist who works with a variety of mediums. Incorporating interactive elements with…

Curating at Quivx

Laura Henkel will be curating art installations at the Quivx Building. The Quivx Building, formerly known at the S2 Building, has a long art-related history through pioneering Las Vegas Strip gallerist Jack Solomon. According to Henkel, Quivx building owners are delighted to sponsor exhibitions in their downstairs space, and hope that a permanent art-centric tenant…

Compass of the Ephemeral

Honored to facilitate and support artist and Burning Man co-founder Will Roger Peterson with his upcoming book, Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger. Smallworks Press, a Las Vegas-based independent publishing company specializing in limited edition, exquisitely-printed books focusing on contemporary art and culture, has been…

All Art Is Erotic

Titillation is a pillar of Las Vegas culture and hardly elicits a raised eyebrow throughout the Valley, but the annual 12 Inches of Sin isn’t about attempting to incite basic desires. Well, not exclusively. With a doctorate in human sexuality and a PhD in erotology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality,…

Many Facets

Some say art imitates life. In the case of James Stanford, it is difficult to separate his life from his art. He is a native of Las Vegas. He is a classically trained artist. He is a teacher of the arts. He is a patron of the arts. He is a Bodhisattva Zen practitioner. He…

Shimmering Zen

American artist James Stanford presents Shimmering Zen, an extraordinary new exhibition of Contemporary Buddhist art, featuring modern mandalas that premieres as part of Asian Art in London 2017 week, opening at 99 Kensington Church Street on Thursday 2 November through Saturday 11 November. Using historic Las Vegas neon signage and architectural elements from the 1950s and…

Resistance is Futile

Arts reporter Ed Fuentes slips in the booth at a downtown Mexican restaurant with me and just takes a glance at specials before ordering off the menu. It’s one of his stops when he is downtown shooting photographs of street art and public art, and he points to the murals on the walls, that have…

The 705 Erogenous Zone

The 705 Erogenous Zone Las Vegas, NV 2017 2,000+ sqft mural (Video) Dr. Laura Henkel, Sin City Gallery (curation) Alison Chambers, The 705 (building) “Downtown” Steve Franklin, The 705 (building) Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Zappos (materials donation) Aaron Sheppard has a complex. Well, a few of them. But on this warm and breezy mid-May day, while…

Strange Glove Entices and Intimidates

You can look but you can’t touch. The rubbery, wet-looking pieces in Chris Bauder’s “Strange Glove” solo show at Sin City Gallery ask to be interacted with, but there’s a reason the fleshy assault rifles are protected behind a glass case. He likes the idea of people wanting to interact but having to resist. Bauder…

Exhibit Gives In To Sin

A toy gun and an old computer mouse sit on a shelf, their plastic shells encased in salmon-pink latex. At least that’s what one can assume they were before artist Chris Bauder transformed them into aesthetically glutinous pieces for his latest exhibit, Strange Glove. The mouse, titled “Backlash,” now resembles a dominatrix’s whip, and the…