Yoshua Okón: Oracle

February 15, 2018 - May 1, 2018

Davis Gallery

Oracle, Arizona, was the focus of national attention in July 2014 when anti-immigration protests—and counter-protests—broke out. The Arizona Border Defenders, a paramilitary border patrol, objected to the local resettlement of unaccompanied minors. The following year, the Mexican artist Yoshua Okón invited the volunteer organization to restage these demonstrations.

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Hernan Bas: The Paper Crown Prince and Other Works

February 13, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Davis Gallery

Boy adventurers, waifish fashion models, and a kite in the form of a pirate ship populate the moody and seductive artworks that Hernan Bas made in the early 2000s. With loans from the de la Cruz Collection, this exhibition considers the first five years of Bas’s career, when coming-of-age narratives provided an entry point to the wide-ranging literary and cultural associations that have informed his practice.

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Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss

December 7, 2017 - June 24, 2018

Upper Jette Galleries

From baselines and sidelines, courtsides and ringsides, Walter Iooss has captured the angles and action of sports for over fifty years. His photography provides us with a front row seat from which to explore the relationship of sports and society.

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Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America

September 14, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Gladys Brooks Foundation Gallery, Gourley Gallery

Featuring the extraordinary Bien Edition of The Birds of America (1858–60) by John James Audubon, Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America reveals the mind of a nineteenth-century artist and ornithologist at work.

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Leah Modigliani: How Long Can We Tolerate This?

September 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

William D. Adams Gallery

How long can we tolerate this? An incomplete record from 1933–1999 (2016) is an
assemblage by Leah Modigliani comprising facsimile press photographs of evictions. As
the artist notes, the installation reads as both skyline and timeline, functioning as “a
historical archive and a representation of working and middle-class material
displacement.”

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