Multimedia artist David Sanchez Burr will take up residence inside the fishbowl-like environs of The Cosmopolitan’s third-floor studio/showroom to create an interactive installation in which visitors will reshape the ever-changing environment through motion, sound and physical interaction. After wrapping up his residency at the Cosmo, Burr will judge and curate an art show celebrating El Diá de Muertos at the Winchester Cultural Center (3130 S. McLeod Dr., Oct. 23-Nov. 3). Through Sept. 15, P3Studio, CosmopolitanLasVegas.com, 698-7000.
Domestic Bondage: The Inglorious Life of an American Housewife
In this solo exhibit, featuring Lisa Dittrich, the artist depicts her own life cycle, first as an artist, then as a housewife, and finally coming full circle, through a series of paintings and installations. Sept. 5-21, Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., 782-0319, BlackbirdStudiosLV.com.
Perceptions in Translations
Suburban art galleries often get overlooked, but north Valley edge-dwellers complaining about the distance of the Arts District would do well to check out this group show featuring the works of Alexander P. Huerta, Ronald Esparza and Lazaro Lorenzo. Sept. 10-Nov. 23, Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Rd., North Las Vegas, 647-7378, LeftOfCenterArt.org.
I Am My Own Cheerleader
University of Idaho assistant professor of art and design Joe Casey Doyle explores personal transformation through a series of sculptures, interactives and performance videos. Sept. 13-Oct. 5, Contemporary Arts Center in the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd, Suite 120, 382-3886, LasVegasCAC.org.
Nevada Reflections: The Silver State in Black & White
Photographer Cody Brothers’ ultra-widescreen images of rural Nevada landscapes are both beautiful and haunting, illustrating in high-definition black-and-white the water resource challenges faced by our desert community. Sept. 20-Jan. 19, Big Springs Gallery at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., SpringsPreserve.org, 822-7700.
Philip Denker – New Works
Most artwork only inspires a cursory glance, a lingering moment. Philip Denker’s intricate, hand-drawn, pen-and-ink renderings of geometric patterns—so precise you can hardly believe they weren’t generated by a computer—demand you stop, focus and spend a copious amount of time inspecting his meticulous work. Oct. 3-25, Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 135, 366-7001, TrifectaGallery.com.
Cathryn Sugg Solo Exhibition
Exploring the role of women in society seems to be a running theme this season, but few pull it off with the skill or panache of Sugg, whose layered, mixed-media artwork is designed to bring attention to the “interplay between working woman and sex object.” Oct. 11-Dec. 6, CSN Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, 651-4146, CSN.edu.