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Arizona Biennial closes; Chaos Theory 10 opens Oct 2

September 30th, 2009 | No Comments

As one long-running Arizona art show ends, another is set to begin.

Over the weekend, I finally got to check out Tucson Museum of Art’s Arizona Biennial 09, which closed Sunday, September 27. And as I took down Open System from the wall, I felt truly honored to be a part of such a highly esteemed event, which brings together some of Arizona’s best art works every two years. Indeed, Arizona Biennial is consistently one of the best Arizona art shows. I’m already debating whether I should submit work to the 2011 show!

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Open System — now in a private collection — right before I “de-installed” it. (I love that word.)

Thankfully, I have Chaos Theory 10 to look forward to. Organized by artist Randy Slack and his colleagues for a tenth year in a row, Chaos Theory brings together many of Phoenix’s most well-known artists. For me, though, this will be my first time showing in Chaos Theory, which also is one of the best Arizona art shows. And I’m thankful to Randy Slack for inviting me. Read Arizona Republic’s coverage of the event here.

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There’s more to Arizona art shows than the Cowboy Artists of America show. Trust me.

Showing in Arizona Biennial 2009, my fourth consecutive Arizona biennial

May 5th, 2009 | 3 Comments

I am pleased and proud to announce that I will be showing in Arizona Biennial 2009 at Tucson Museum of Art this summer (July 11 – September 26).

This will be the fourth time in a row in which I will be exhibiting in an Arizona Biennial. I also participated in the 2003, 2005 and 2007 biennials.

The painting I will be exhibiting in Arizona Biennial 2009 is Open System, shown below. It measures 60 inches square (152.4 x 152.4 cm) and was produced between February 8 and 20, 2009.

Arizona Biennial 2009

The Tucson Museum of Art describes the Arizona Biennial as follows:

This exhibition is structured to prompt dialogue about Arizona’s artistic strengths, trends, and the potential of Arizona art and artists. Not only does this exhibition highlight some of the most innovative art created in this state, but it showcases the subtle shifts in imagery, stylistic impulses, and conceptual foundations to reveal how Arizona’s artistic community participates in the broad dialogue of contemporary art.

The curator of Arizona Biennial 2009 is Tim Rodgers, chief curator at the New Mexico Museum of Art.