4-5pm: Join us for a conversation with Visiting Artists: Tobias Fike, Nazafarin Lotfi, and Sarah McKenzie
5-6pm: Opening Reception
Artists joining us for gallery talks from 4:00-5:00 pm on February 8th include:
Sarah McKenzie’s work addresses the shifting nature of our built environment and architecture in transition, whether under construction or in a state of decline. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Yale School of Architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the Aspen Art Museum. Her paintings have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, Denver Post, Huffington Post, Dwell Magazine, and New American Paintings. In 2012, she received a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant.
Tobias Fike is an interdisciplinary artist whose work and approach varies from his personal experience of family and place to our temporal relationship with the universe and observations of time. He earned his MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011 and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in Berlin, Germany; Coimbra, Portugal; Houston, and Tucson, among others.
Nazafarin Lotfi is a visual artist based in Tucson, Arizona. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and her BA from the University of Tehran in 2007. Lotfi’s practice explores interior and negative spaces and their implications for subjectivity, experience, and identity. She examines representation of space in connection with time, weight, balance, collapse, and the dialectics of inside and outside. Selected solo exhibitions include: Poiesis at Fernwey Gallery, Chicago; White Light at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Love at Last Sight at Brand New Gallery, Milan; Circles at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago.
Elsewhere is an invitational exhibition co-curated by Brooke Grucella and Martina Shenal, University of Arizona School of Art.
This exhibition is supported by the College of Fine Arts Deans Fund for Excellence, the Dr. Joseph F. Gross Endowment, Lionel Rombach Endowment, and the University of Arizona School of Art.