Seven Must-See Exhibitions this Third Friday in Downtown Phoenix
|Sue Chenoweth at Modified Arts|
For five weeks, Sue Chenoweth lived and breathed creative culture in Rio de Janeiro. In 2012 the artist was chosen to participate in the abroad arts residency, sponsored by the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Arts, and reveals her work created in Brazil this December at Modified Arts, 407 East Roosevelt Street.
Chenoweth is a painter who describes her work as a spiritual process: "I have to fall into an abyss of unknowing to get to a new place of understanding." She's shown in galleries and museums throughout Phoenix and across the United States, but her upcoming exhibition, titled "Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied," is the painter's first international solo show. Read the full review by Kathleen Vanesian here.
2. New Work by Damian Jim @ 1Spot
1Spot Gallery was launched this month by Phoenix creatives Damian Jim and Michelle Ponce. The two took over the former Regular Gallery spot on 6th Street behind TH!nk Printing and Five15, and will host a grand opening celebration with work by Damian Jim.
Jim and local creative Michelle Ponce are known for their artwork and for Ziindi, a zine distributed throughout Downtown and in Native communities that showcases indigenous artwork from the region.
Jim is an artist from the Four Corners. He describes his work as a blend of visual representations and influences from his childhood and Diné culture including rug designs, Navajo folk tales and symbols along with abstract, modern, and comic book influences, creating a flowing balance of old and new, chaos and order, color and line work, onto 2D and 3D paintings, drawings, apparel, and digital artwork.
1. FAMILY PHOTOS & HOMEWORLDS @ eye lounge
Daniel Funkhouser's third and final exhibition at eye lounge will feature a new series Funkhouser describes as "saturated photographs weaving self-portraits together with portraits of friends and close relations rather than models. Simultaneously playful fantasy and familiar nostalgia, these images continue to address themes of family, gender, childhood, and questioning traditions." Funkhouser will host an opening reception at eye lounge tonight from 6 to 10 p.m..