Group Show – Pure Imagination: A Group Show Tribute to Willy Wonka (12/5 – 12/19/2014)

Pure Imagination

For our winter group show, Blackbird Studios presents a tribute to the magic that is Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

We are planning to host everything from golden chocolate eggs, Fizzy lifting drinks, Wonkavator, lickable wall paper (you know for nursery walls?) Wonka bars, dairy cream, hair cream and maybe a chocolate river? Only time will tell as we recreate one of the greatest installations ever right here in our gallery!

Join us for the opening celebration during First Friday, Dec 5, 6-10pm to meet the artists, enjoy some candy, and enter a world of Pure Imagination.

Curators:
Gina Quaranto
Gia Ray

Exhibition: “Kinky: The Artwork of Stacy Rink” (10/3/2014 – 10/31/2014)

Kinky by Stacy RinkKinky is a collection of new work by Las Vegas artist Stacy Rink that examines the effects of the unusual, gritty, ever-present sexuality of Las Vegas on its local population. It’s a humorous and unabashed exploration of how the commercially glamorous machine that is ‘Fabulous Sin City’ crashes into and merges with the resident’s everyday lives.

The pieces range in mediums from giant plexiglass and neon signage to wooden paddles to life-sized floating dress sculptures to stained, raw canvas. Bold color and light invite you to step closer and really get to know the work, much in the same way that this beautiful city lures the wise resident and visitor to look deeper.

Join the artist for a reception celebrating the opening of this exhibition during First Friday, Oct 3, 6-10pm. Local fashion artist Reyna Herrera will be debuting a fashion show made exclusively for the exhibition at 7pm. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

Exhibition: “Cactus & Pine” by Meg Adamson (7/31/2014 – 8/30/2014)

“After moving away from the southwestern deserts I was born into and embracing the forests of the pacific northwest, I have begun to reflect on what I appreciate about both environments. These works were inspired the biodiversity I am fond of between the two worlds I now connect with, from cactus to pine.” –Meg Adamson

Join the artist at the opening of this exhibition during Preview Thursday (July 31, 6-10p) and First Friday (Aug 1, 6-10p).

Meg Adamson - Cactus and Pine