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A&E | FINE ART EXPIRES 09/26/13. MUST BE 18+ > PIÑATA PARTY Justin Favela's "Grande Bang" is one highlight of Indelicate. CALDWELL'S CONCOCTION PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTOPHER DEVARGAS The CAC's Indelicate reflects its curator's taste for the unconventional BY KRISTEN PETERSON of the rainbow donkey, children's In curating an exhibit for Muppets and a Mexican superContemporary Art Center's Project hero, reflecting Favela's cultural Space, Las Vegas' JW Caldwell background and wit. ran through a mental list of artChris Bauder's latex-paint works ists whose work he admired, then "Can You See?" and "Shrive (Stage whittled down the group based on 2)"—created by layering the nontwo factors: unusual materials and pigment paint into sculptural form unconventional methods of makand repeatedly dipping a balloon ing art. "Everyone in this group animal into the latex—result in body has really experimented in their organs, bordering on the erotic. studio practice," Caldwell says. Todd Duane Miller referenc"They're not satisfied with just es Mapplethorpe with making paintings." "Men" and "Women," With painting not two acrylic photo necessarily the norm INDELICATE transfers on glass that among serious artists in Through have the boxed-like town, Caldwell, a paintSeptember 28; nudes relating to one er himself, had plenty Wednesdayanother from within of options to choose Saturday, 2-7 their frames (colored from, landing on a nice p.m.; Sunday, pink for the man, blue sampling of media and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for the woman). method standouts—as Contemporary And B re n t well as familiar names— Arts Center, Sommerhauser—known in Indelicate. 382-3886. for his complex and It's a fun show, with often large-scale sculpworks serving as a tures made from wood flooring, brief and almost autobiographihouse parts, pencils and glass— cal revue of each artist's unique creates a fluid-like falling house of approach and subject matter. cards by melting glass panes in a Erin Stellmon continues her kiln in "Slowly, at First" (fused and narrative on Las Vegas transforslumped glass). His abstract drawmation unhinged with a threeing using a vacuum-powered wind dimensional, mixed-media, vertimethod and chunks of copper and cal pinball machine-style work silverpoint is still evolving as the aptly titled "Tilt," connecting the copper and silver oxidizes. past, present and future Strip The only drawback to Indelicate archetypes. is that it offers only a taste of each Justin Favela's "Grande Bang" artist's work, rather than a heapcombines the mother lode of ing portion. piñatas, a rumble-style mashup 47_Fine_Art_20130912.indd 47 EXPIRES 09/26/13. MUST BE 18+ 5570 South Valley View Boulevard • LV PAIUTE TRIBAL SMOKESHOP WE HAVE THE LARGEST SELECTION AT DISCOUNTED PRICES E V E R Y D AY S AV I N G S 2 00 $ OFF Per Carton of Cigarettes–No Limit* *CANNOT BE USED TO PURCHASE MARLBORO, CAMEL, DIVA, MISTY, WINSTON, KOOL, EVE 120's, PYRAMID or NEWPORT. NO LIMIT on any other brand of carton purchased. Must be 18 years of age or older. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Limit one discount given per customer per day. Must present this coupon for redemption. Cannot be redeemed for cash. No photo copies accepted. EXPIRES 9/30/2013 LVW DOWNTOWN SNOW MOUNTAIN NORTH OF WASHINGTON JUST NORTH OF DURANGO 1225 N. Main St. (702) 366-1101 US 95 @ SNOW MT. Exit (702) 645-2957 9/11/13 4:21 PM

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