Downtown's First Friday (July 6)
Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less
about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting
our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.
From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.
Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for July 6 ...
Illustration by Claire Lawton click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.
More hints after the jump ...
(Just a few) On the Map:
OBJECTIFY//PSYENTIFICA @ Eye Lounge
Lee Davis is on a mission to create approachable conceptual art. The local painter and member of Eye Lounge gallery in downtown Phoenix writes that he's always had an appreciation for flora, fauna, and their habitats, and when his parents talked him out of becoming a paleontologist because of a potentially low salary, he decided to go to school for art.
Davis' work is rooted in science with a good dose of humor. His latest exhibition, OBJECTIFY//PSYENTIFICA, features bright, pop-influenced animals including an octopus wielding a gun and a crab with chainsaw claws. "I attempt to pry the viewers' attention toward my work by deliberately using bold iconographic imagery with slight comical abstractions or absurdities to initiate a 'double take,'" he writes. "Once a response is established the viewer can reflect that they did indeed see a peculiarity." OBJECTIFY//PSYENTIFICA is on view through July 15.