If you’re willing to brave the July heat, here’s a couple of art happenings worth checking out tonight.
F is for First Fridays @ 335! (335 W McDowell Ave) It’ll be your last time to visit the Pop Up gallery and see the works by four local artists- Sebastien Millon, Safwat Saleem, Bryan Mok, and up-and-coming wunderkind Zane Champion. More info HERE.
SECRET IDENTITIES @ Deus Ex Machina (1023 NW Grand Ave) A group exhibition featuring gallery regulars and guest artist Lee Berger. The artistic question addressed: “Day to day life versus the creative process-which is the mask, and which is the true face?”
Lee Berger The Mask and The Cane: Industry (Detail)
Rumor has it there might also be good art shows at the Chocolate Factory and Trunk Space, but this can’t be independently confirmed as neither venue bothers to send a press release. Welcome to life in the grid, we suppose.
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