Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts awards Artist Research & Development Grants (ARDG) to artists working in all disciplines to aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.
In June 2016, the Arts Commission will present an exhibition at Chartreuse, a contemporary art space on historic Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix, featuring work by five members of the 2015 cohort of ARDG recipients.
David Emitt Adams (http://www.davidemittadams.com/)
Alex! Jimenez (http://www.alexclamation.com/)
Lauren Strohacker (http://www.laurenstrohacker.org/)
Kendra Sollars (http://www.kendrasollars.com/)
The artists featured in "Land Tracings" work in various media and address multiple thematic concerns. However, at the core of their artistic practice is a need to document a passing moment. Whether its P.Nosa’s durational extemporaneous artmaking, Strohacker & Sollars’ digital reintroduction of long-departed animal species, Jimenez’s typographic exploration of culture and geography, or Adams’ anachronistic approach to documenting energy production and its impact on the environment, each is trying to preserve a time and place that may already be gone.
AZ ArtWorker Artist Panel
Durational Patchmaking with P.Nosa
For more information, visit www.azarts.gov/az-artworker/land-tracings.