5 Must-See First Friday Shows in Phoenix on May 2

Categories: Events, Visual Art

Courtesy of the artist
Bobby Zokaites's MFA thesis show is a large-scale installation at Step Gallery
First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over Phoenix. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this evening.

"Tom Sawyer Wears A Business Suit"

The new Step Gallery in downtown Phoenix is the ideal venue for Bobby Zokaites's MFA these exhibition "Tom Sawyer Wears A Business Suit." The industrial space provides the perfect backdrop for Zokaites's whimsical sculptural work; in this show, the artist uses woven seat belts to create a large-scale installation in the gallery.

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According to a press release, "Zokaites makes reference to pivotal industrial developments while presenting a circus-like environment that begs for playful exploration. If Tom Sawyer is to Henry Ford as a business suit is to a pair of stilts, then you can imagine the sort of opposites Zokaites is fusing together in this exhibition." The opening reception will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature a guest trombone performance by the artist's twin brother, Russ Zokaites. The exhibition runs though Friday, May 30.

"Sort of Sacred"

"Sort of Sacred" is a showcase of both undergraduate and graduate student work from the Sculpture program at ASU. This biannual exhibition put on by the Arizona State Sculpture Collective will feature a variety of materials, including found objects, metal, and light. The art will be on view at Icehouse for one night only, with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Location Info


Step Gallery

605 E. Grant St, Phoenix, AZ

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429 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ

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Willo North Gallery

2811 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Frontal Lobe Gallery at Bragg's Pie Factory

1301 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Eye Lounge

419 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

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