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@Central Gallery

Located on the first floor of Burton Barr Central Library, @Central Gallery presents fine art exhibitions featuring the work of Arizona artists not currently represented by a gallery. It is open to the public during normal library hours and First Fridays. For more information, email centralgallery.lib@phoenix.gov.


​Upcoming Exhibits           

Amorphous -- Paintings by Sydney Volk 
May 10 - June 28, 2019

Describing her creative process, artist Sydney Volk says, "I am compelled to paint, the canvas calls to me but I often don’t have a predetermined outcome for the final piece. I let the paint move and mix and let whatever comes out, come out. It’s an exercise in being part of the chaos, in seeing that there is no real control and letting myself go into it."

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 for a First Friday reception with electronic music by Majestic Dubs. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. 

 

Architectural Reflections -- Photographs by Nancy Miiller
J
uly 5 - August 16, 2019

In Architectural Reflections, photographer Nancy Miiller uses architecture as a canvas. The reflected objects are other buildings living separately from each other and in opposing and various directions. What is reflected is a whole new world on a static surface; the buildings collide and warp upon each other throwing off depth and perspective.

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 for a First Friday reception with the artist. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. 

Recent Exhibits

"I’m an introvert by nature so drawing has always been my alternative to verbal expression. I’m not a very graceful speaker, my conversations are messy, I run in circles with my idea and trip over my words. Unlike my chaotic mind my work is clean, minimal and to the point.  It allows me to unload my feelings, and work through the thoughts and emotions and tell my stories. Drawing quiets my, at times, scrambled mind." -- Karolina Adams

Edna Dapo describes this series of miniature scale paintings as "depicting infinite space, and the human condition as infinitesimal within it." Dapo’s work is on a constant search for the answers through the meditative qualities of paint: “Why are we here?,” “Are we alone?,” “How to create a world that is better for us being in it?” She expresses these big ideas onto the tiniest of canvases—miniature cosmos on 5x7 and 6x8 inches.

 

 

Caught Between Two Worlds -- Elizabeth Pineda 
January 11 - March 1, 2019

Originally from Mexico City, Elizabeth Z. Pineda’s photography focuses on controversial issues, giving voice to those who often exist in society's shadow. "Caught Between Two Worlds" captures double-exposed images of immigration in the US fusing landscape and people, asking the viewer to carefully examine not just the images, but the issue itself. 


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