Edward Burtynsky: Oil
Chronicling the world’s love affair with oil and its dramatic transformation of natural landscapes, Edward Burtynsky’s large-scale color photographs are jarring and sublime compositions of highway systems, oil fields, refineries and industrial parks. Sept. 23 – Jan. 14, Barrick Museum, 702-895-3381.
Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso
Countryside retreats and evolving 19th and 20th century urbanization anchored the landscapes that appealed to artists Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Jean-François Millet and others. More than 40 works portray the shifting narrative of expansion and development. Sept. 23- Feb.20, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 702-693-7871.
Treasured Lands: America’s National Parks
QT Luong’s large-format photographs of the country’s 59 national parks present the extravagantly rich bounty of American landscapes, fittingly in the National Park Service’s centennial. Oct. 6 – Nov. 22, Historic Fifth Street School, 702-229-6469.
UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series
The UNLV Department of Art brings a wealth of artists to town with this lecture series, including filmmaker and artist Margaret Honda (Sept. 8), followed by Jenny Odell (Sept. 15), Emily Mast (Sept. 22) and Jim Shaw (Sept. 29). Thursday evenings through Dec. 1, Barrick Museum, 702-895-3381.
Shelbi Schroeder’s examination of contemporary expectations of women through textile patterns result in intricately bold and sumptuous compositions. Dec. 15 – March 9, City Hall’s Grand Gallery, 702-229-6511.