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In Our Time: Selections from the Singer Collection
October 1, 2022–February 12, 2023
In Our Time, which draws on the collection of Iris and Adam Singer, focuses on 40 pieces by 27 contemporary artists from throughout the world. Leading contemporary artists from around the world, including those based in London, Beijing, New York, New Haven, Los Angeles, Accra, and Nairobi, provide the exhibition’s focal point. This group of 27 artists is telling narratives and examining important issues, concerns, and ideas that are both personal and universal with an immediacy that speaks to the present. This collection of 40 paintings and works on paper represents a variety of methods, styles, and established as well as up-and-coming artists.
The exhibition deconstructs the use of narrative, figuration, and abstraction in artworks by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Patrick Alston, Hurvin Anderson, Francis Annan Affotey, Michael Armitage, Amoako Boafo, Mark Bradford, Dominic Chambers, Jadé Fadojutimi, Derek Fordjour, Alex Gardner, Rashid Johnson, Rachel Jones, Danielle McKinney, Wangechi Mutu, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Naudline Pierre, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Betye Saar, Tschabalala Self, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Zandile Tshabalala, Kehinde Wiley, and Michaela Yearwood-Dan.
Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and guest-curated by Allison Glenn, senior curator, New York’s Public Art Fund. Support provided by Signature Partner Charles Schwab and Supporting Partners Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Valdes Group of Merrill Private Wealth.
Phillip K. Smith III: Three Parallels
October 29, 2022–August 6, 2023
Phillip K. Smith III is a light-based artist living in the Southern California desert who focuses on form, color, space, the environment, and change in his works. Smith’s work, which is sometimes linked to the Light and Space movement that emerged in Southern California in the 1960s, alters, expands, and compresses space through the use of changing hue, various levels of translucency, reflection, and continual material and technological research. Three monolithic, mirrored volumes make up Three Parallels, which combines light and reflection to create a limitless space for color.
Smith is knowledgeable about both fields as a practicing artist and a certified architect. His work mostly focuses on manufacturing objects, but it also subtly includes the surroundings. The gallery envisions a future in which our lives have a more symbiotic interaction with the digital world. This is accomplished through an unobtrusive use of technology. The viewer’s perception of the surrounding architecture is subtly altered by the computer-generated color variations. Visitors maneuver among gigantic mirrors that reflect and project endless light and shadow in this novel and changing environment.
Organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by Jennifer McCabe, director and chief curator. Support provided by Presenting Sponsor Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation and Supporting Sponsors Louise Roman and Will Bruder.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
7374 E 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251