Diego Rivera, Lider Campesino Zapata (Agrarian Leader Zapata), 1931. Lithograph. Bequest of Ruth Bank Weil.
Yellow Pages dress by Mars of Asheville, and the most spectacular papier-mâché puppets that look like something out of a Tim Burton movie, from Tuscan-based artist Michael Cajero. In June, the exhibit added a subset of intaglio prints from artists such as Durer, Rembrandt, and Whistler. Near the entrance is a magnif icent piece called Deise Crumple, Castoff from the End of the Regrets Series by Phoenix artist Peter Deise. The large powder-coated stainless-steel s c u lpt u re re sembles a crumbled wad of copy paper. “We wanted to include a couple of a r tPop Art Souper Dress by CampbellÕs Soup, 1966. ists that are dosilk screen printed paper, 80 percent cellulose, 20 percent cotton. Gift of Stephen and Gail Rineberg. ing surprising
in the Steele Gallery viewing well-known artists and discovering new ones from all over the world, Arizona included. On display are famous lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec, eye-popping Cowboy Comics by Gary Thomas Erbe, bold silk screens by Lichtenstein, a flirty 1960s
Jose Guadalupe Posada, Las Bicicletas (The Bicycles), 1913. Zinc plate etching on newsprint.15.7î x 11.8î. Gift of Clayton Kirking in memory of Rick Lancaster.
We threw the net as wide as possible to create the unexpected. things,” Ballinger said. Prior to the exhibit opening, the museum’s education department asked visitors the same word-association question that you read in the beginning of the article: What do you think of when you hear the word paper? They collected the responses on hundreds of sticky notes: trees, money, love notes, books, homework, cheap, and countless others. Many of these answers were made into categories to use as a foundation. They’re displayed throughout the exhibit, blending together time periods, artistic movements, and community feedback. After viewing the exhibit, check out the Museum
Store, which has a variety of fun paper-related items, such as paperweights in the form of crumbled notebook paper and sheet music, a paper-airplane doorstop, paper toys, books on how to make paper crafts and pop-up books, and napkins that look like nametags. The Phoenix Art Museum is open Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m., and First Fridays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Some exhibitions have special hours. The Museum Store and Palette restaurant are open during museum hours. Visit phxart.org for more information. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley
North Valley Magazine Aug.-Sep. 2012