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Best of 2014: Fine Art

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Grand convergence: Art for Art’s Sake, Dawn-Michelle Baude’s top exhibit from 2014.
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1. Art for Art’s Sake: Selections From the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation (Marjorie Barrick Museum) Clobbered by color, slayed by form. The Weisman Collection united Las Vegas and LA artists on home turf. It felt good.

2. Volume Control, by Mark Brandvik (VAST Space Projects) Exhibiting art in the dark was a first. Moving from one spotlighted Brandvik sculpture to the next felt like a dream.

3. Derivative Presence, by Javier Sanchez & Yasmina Chavez (TastySpace Gallery & Xeric Garden at Majorie Barrick Museum) Imagined the sound when we saw the video in the gallery. Imagined the image when we heard the sound in the garden. We were wrong.

4. Stanley Hall, by Wendy Kveck (Trifecta Gallery) Who said you have to color in the lines? Kveck’s saucy females struggle against hegemony and win.

5. Brent Sommerhauser: New Sculpture and Works on Paper (Michele C. Quinn Fine Art) Sommerhauser’s silver, lead and copper stippling looks pure and minimal. Until it starts to pulse

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