Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
November 2, 2013 – January 19, 2014 - This exhibition celebrates avant-garde artists—including the legendary Henri Toulouse-Lautrec—who were living and working at the center of the artistic and cultural scene of Paris at the turn of the last century. Through a variety of paintings and other materials, visitors will explore the nightlife of cabaret theaters, elaborate circus performances, and intimate café concerts that helped to define Paris as an iconic modern city. Drawn from prestigious private collections, the artworks in this exhibition were made by a generation of artists who battled against the formality of Academic art standards, rebelling against the styles of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism espoused by artists like Georges Seurat, Paul Gaugin, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Altered Landscape Gallery
Las Vegas Periphery, Views from the Edge: Photographs by Laurie Brown
Through November 3, 2013 - Laurie Brown’s panoramic photographs of Las Vegas, Nevada, reveal lush green grass, artificial waterways, and tropical palm trees set against a stark waterless desert landscape. Brown’s engaging photographs ask us to consider how far Las Vegans will go to live in a place not intended for living and whether their desires to do so are, in the end, sustainable.
Cecelia Condit: Within a Stone's Throw
Through November 10, 2013 - This video installation considers the connections between landscape and the human presence, exploring unconventional perceptions of reality, scale and time. Artist Cecelia Condit transports viewers to Ireland’s Burren Coast, a magical place where megalithic tombs, prehistoric burial mounds, Bronze and Iron Age forts, and medieval castles stud the rocky, wildflower-strewn terrain.
Erika Osborne: The Back of the Map
Through November 17, 2013 - Maps are not pictures of the land, but rather abstractions we use to understand where we are and how to move across the landscape. Maps can be as complicated and difficult to read as an abstract painting, but because we are surrounded by maps--from printed road maps bought at gas stations to digital ones on our smartphones--we are adept at reading them. Our familiarity with them means that we also sometimes forget that they are amazing objects.
Feature Gallery North
Andy Warhol: Athletes
Through January 4, 2014 - Andy Warhol: Athletes immortalizes 10 athletes in Warhol’s signature style of screen-printing – a project commissioned by his friend and collector Richard Weisman. The exhibition also includes a portrait of Weisman painted by Warhol.
Sierra Nevada Gallery
Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea: Basque Painter in Nevada
Through January 5, 2013 - Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea is one of the most well-known painters living and working today in the Basque Country, located on the border of northern Spain and southern France. This exhibition includes paintings from Ortiz de Elgea’s travels to the American West in 2011, specifically northern Nevada and California. The artist was invited to the region by Bill Douglass, a scholar of Basque culture and founder of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos
Through February 16, 2014 - Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life and iconic biographical paintings have earned her international renown in the world of modern art. Upon Kahlo’s death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photographs and items belonging to her and husband/artist Diego Rivera were sealed and put in storage. In 2007 this collection was opened and Mexican photographer and curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio inventoried and catalogued 240 images to create the exhibition.
Small Works Gallery
Ashley Blalock: Keeping Up Appearances
Through March 9, 2014 - Blalock's site-specific installation, Keeping Up Appearances, consists of vibrant red forms nailed to the wall that are actually giant crochet doilies.
Andrea Borsuk: Leap of Faith
Through January 5, 2014 - Santa Cruz-based artist Andrea Borsuk creates a new site-specific mural installation portraying the journey from the California coast to the Nevada desert. By layering paintings, drawings, and objects on top of a wall mural to imply a narrative trajectory, Borsuk explores the precarious notion of time and destiny.