Renowned for her dark, intimate portraits, Arizona artist Rachel Bess incorporates classical techniques to realistically capture the likeness and complex narratives of her subjects. In her paintings, Bess employs dramatic lighting and conveys a nuanced mood that reflects her lifelong fascination with impermanence. Her latest body of work represents the balance between being in control and letting go while pursuing an underlying drive for adventure and change. Her latest exhibition Adventure and Control will be on display from April 20 through August 5 at the Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201). Opening reception will be May 11 from 7 pm to 10 pm in the North Gallery of Mesa Arts Center.
Regan Henley’s solo exhibition explores how social media, satellite technology, and digitized mourning aides have affected the way we perform rituals of grieving, preserve and store memories, and negotiate our own mortality through the lens of digital media. The show runs from October 13-22, 2016.
The opening reception takes place on Friday, October 21 from 6-9 p.m. at ASU Step Gallery. 605. East Grant Street, Phoenix, Az. 85004.
Regan Henley is a photographer and artist. She was the Art Editor for Superstition Review for several issues. Her works are often concerned with issues of gender, sexuality, and representation. She is constantly seeking out means to keep what she produces relevant and poignant on a large scope.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the Facebook event.