First Friday in Phoenix: 5 Must-See Shows on January 3

Categories: Events, Visual Art

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Courtesy of Eye Lounge
Olivia Timmons Luminescent II Watercolor and pencil 11" x 11"
First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening.

"The Light Beneath" @ Eye Lounge
Olivia Timmons' latest solo show takes viewers on a journey through a strange world where technology and sea life intertwine. Her delicate creations appear light-hearted at first glance, but there are definitely some sinister undertones in this work. "A deep and murky oceanic atmosphere, a place where light is the most precious commodity for survival, represents the conspicuous lack of resources required for basic survival," Timmons says. "My work underscores the danger of failing to take responsibility for our planet in the pursuit of progress."

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Though Timmons holds an MFA in printmaking, she deftly wields watercolors in this exhibit, showing that she is not pinned to one medium. The gallery will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, January 3. The show runs through January 12.

"A Little Religion in Your Shopping" @ Modified Arts
This seasonal group show curated by Kimber Lanning and Connor Descheemaker explores artists' individual reactions to both religious and consumerist inundations of the holiday season. The thematic line in this show is loose enough that the actual work is quite varied, making for a nice, diverse selection.

Artists included in this exhibition are Scott Allison, Rafael Navarro, James Angel, Lara Plecas, Lisa Albinger, Casebeer, Randal Wilson, Brent Bond, Alexandra Bowers, Randy Slack, and Gennaro Garcia. The exhibit is up through January 11, but the reception for this show will take place this Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.

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Eye Lounge

419 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Modified Arts

407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Drive-Thru Gallery

918 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Frontal Lobe Gallery at Bragg's Pie Factory

1301 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Bentley Projects

215 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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