Third Friday in Phoenix: 5 Must-See Shows February 21

Categories: Visual Art

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Courtesy of Modified Arts
Abbey Messmer is one of several artist participating in "Twenty-Six."
Love art but hate crowds? Head to downtown Phoenix tonight for Third Friday to get your fix of arty goodness without the sea of humans that typically accompanies First Friday. Here are our picks for shows you will not want to miss:

"Twenty-Six" at Modified Arts

Local painter James Angel has exhibited his work at Modified Arts during Art Detour for years now. But this time around, he's changing things up. For "Twenty-Six" Angel has gathered the work of (you guess it) 26 local artists in hopes of showcasing the "the eclecticism and power of the local scene."

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Participating artists are: Colin Chillag, Timothy Chapman, Sue Chenoweth, Kristin Bauer, David Dauncey, Randy Slack, Carolyn Lavender, James Angel, Greg Esser, Steve Hofberger, Emmett Potter, Monica Martinez, Brent Bond, Lori Fenn, Kate Timmerman, Annie Lopez, Pete Deise, Casebeer, Christina Ramirez, Rick Toerne, Abbey Messmer, Ann Morton, Brian Boner, Jeff Falk, Amelec Diaz, and Katie Hratko.

The show opens Friday, February 21, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. "Twenty-Six" will be on view at Modified through Saturday, March 15.

"Too Big, Too Small" at R. Pela Contemporary Art

"Too Big, Too Small" is a solo exhibition of work by artist Bob Adams. The show includes several larger pieces made out of cut vinyl that has been pulled to fit a traditional canvas stretcher. Adams's work explores the questions: What is the relationship of image to structure? And, how does one express the transitory nature of form?

The gallery, owned by longtime New Times contributor Robrt Pela, will be open at 6 p.m. Friday, February 21. The show runs through Tuesday, February 25. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

Location Info

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Modified Arts

407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

R. Pela Contemporary Art

335 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Eye Lounge

419 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Frontal Lobe Gallery at Bragg's Pie Factory

1301 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

1Spot Gallery

918 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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