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Dry Heat Launch: Art Writers Panel

May 19 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


This is a celebration of the second issue of the Dry Heat art journal with a live panel event on May 19. Three local artistsโ€”Anthony Bondi, Brent Holmes, and Laurence Myers Reese โ€” will discuss the significance of art writing in Las Vegas and beyond.

The new Dry Heat features writing by Las Vegas-based artists Nima Abkenar, Gig Depio, and Julian Kilker, along with an examination of contemporary Iranian protest graffiti by a citizen of Iran who goes by the pseudonym Ain/Amal. Ain/Amal is responding to themes in Abkenar’s essay, which is a meditation on his current predicament as a displaced Iranian living in Las Vegas while history-making events are happening in his homeland. Meanwhile, Depio ponders the role of painting in the fast-paced contemporary world, and Kilker describes his idiosyncratic photographic practice as he affirms the value of the desert as a place for artistic experimentation.

You can read Dry Heat online or pick up a free hard copy at this event. (Pictured: Julian Kilker, Colleague preparing motion control system at Mt. Irish, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.)

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UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States