October First Friday was one of the busiest art walks on record and with more than enough traffic, people and lines to get into galleries, you may not have made it to all of your intended destinations. Well, tonight’s Third Friday art walk is a great opportunity to make it out to any galleries you may have missed. More info on Artlink’s website.
The Presence of Absence
Dedicated local artist Contance McBride will feature her third and final solo show at Eye Lounge as one of their resident artists. Once again, her delicately strong work reminds us of what it is to be mortal and what it is to be alive in our own skin. Drop by for some spectacular sculpture and stay to discover what Constance will be onto next. Doors open from 6-10 p.m., located at 419 E. Roosevelt St.
Say that three times fast! Local artist Lee Davis has been hard at work to deliver a truly creep-tastic exhibit just in time for the Halloween season. Cryptococcus explores the horrorific world of true zombie-ism in insects…. Wait, what?! Davis has done his research and is excited to present a colorfully playful show that offers a glimpse into his detailed process through abnormally bright imagery, coupled with some textbook facts that may prove useful during trivia night. Check it out from 6-10 p.m. at Rhetorical Galleries at 408 E. Roosevelt St.
Man + Made
If you’re like me, you can’t get enough frickin’ Aileen Frick, she’s is amazing! Her new solo exhibit explores her newly discovered passion of the relationship between people (Man) and the beautiful public artworks they experience and interact with in cities across the country (Made). Her unique style of combining ripped magazine pages and oil paints brings a certain relevancy to her work that can only be experienced up close. Don’t miss this one at 9 the Gallery, from 6-9 p.m. located at 1229 Grand Ave. More info here.
Beneath the Surface
Come celebrate the artwork of Erik Karvonen as he makes his debut at downtown’s Coe House. His layered, mixed media encaustic works reflect on the many layers of one’s self and truly draw on the emotions of the artist through color and texture. Influenced by the ever-changing landscape of nature, Karvonen’s work should fit like a puzzle piece into the shifting face of Phoenix. Join Karvonen from 6-9:30 p.m., located at 365 N. 4th Ave. Coe House is also the home of Downtown Phoenix Journal, so we invite our readers to stop by and say hello! More info here.
Celebrate two years with Treeo Gallery and artist Colton Brock tonight if you missed out on First Friday. This stellar show is a wonderful representation of Downtown Phoenix and the intersections individuals make amidst its beauty. Learn more tonight from 6-10 p.m, located at 906 N. 6th St. Oh yeah, PAZ food truck will be out front servin’ up some the best tacos in Phoenix. See you there!