through March 9, 2014
New York-based artist Emilie Clark creates art installations informed by the history of science and natural history. The latest in series of works focused on the work and lives of Victorian women scientists and naturalists, Sweet Corruptions departs from the work of Ellen H. Richards—a sanitary chemist who studied air, water, and food.
Richards was the first female student and... more »
Small Works Gallery
through March 9, 2014
Ashley Blalock fuses craft and fine art to create objects and site-specific installations inspired by everyday artifacts from the female domestic sphere. She uses the meditative process of crochet to explore themes of discomfort and coping mechanisms used to provide solace from the stress and trauma of modern life.
Blalock's site-specific installation, Keeping Up Appearances,... more »
Altered Landscape Gallery
through March 30, 2014
Stephen Shore’s seminal work Uncommon Places is considered one of the most celebrated and influential collections of photographic work produced in the past 40 years. These images chronicle the artist’s multiple cross-country road trips, exploring the American landscape from 1973-1981. Shore used a wide-format view camera to capture moments that are highly detailed and complex,... more »
through April 11, 2014
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national competition, was founded in 1923 to identify and document outstanding achievement by young artists and writers in the visual and literary arts. Year after year the program continues to see increased participation from students and communities across the country. In the past six years, submissions have exceeded 1 million works. More than $30... more »
through April 20, 2014
timepaths is a process-based, multi-media installation by Reno-born artist Franklin Evans that investigates the complex paths he’s taken as a contemporary artist. Now living in New York and showing in galleries internationally, Evans first started painting at Stanford University as an undergraduate in 1987. At that time university art programs tended to maintain distinct boundaries... more »
through April 27, 2014
Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works is a comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 select artworks by the late author, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak’s universally revered children’s book.
Presented by the Nevada Museum of Art Education Department, the exhibition is geared towards... more »
through May 11, 2014
This feature exhibition celebrates the iconic landscape paintings of Phyllis Shafer, while also carefully examining her early artistic influences shaped by her time spent in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. The title of the exhibition, “I only went out for a walk…” is inspired by a phrase written by nineteenth century naturalist and conservationist John Muir, and links to... more »
CA+E Gallery, CA+E Research LIbrary and the Wilbur D. May Sculpture Plaza
through May 25, 2014
Lauren Bon and the Optics Division of her Metabolic Studio have set up residence in the old Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant at the edge of the Owens Dry Lake, where they are reclaiming the chemicals and silver necessary to make and process photographic film and paper. They then use the recaptured materials to make images of the lake in two camera obscuras, one built into a truck and another into... more »
through June 3, 2014
Chicago photographer Judy Natal has been working in several sites around the world since 2006 to construct a future-based narrative about humans and the environment. Future Perfect, composed of photographs, writings, and sculptures created by Natal from found objects, begins in 2040 and moves backwards a decade at a time while utilizing imagery from three disparate locations.
The... more »
Feature Gallery North
through June 8, 2014
Accomplished painter Patricia Chidlaw finds her inspiration in neon-era motels, junkyards, Laundromats, train stations, parking lots, movie palace marquees, empty coffee shops, and void spaces, where content sneaks in via side doors and implies dormant life forces.
Chidlaw is an American realist seeking, and finding, profundity in the realm of the commonplace. She takes aims at dignity and... more »