21-12-2013 VAST Press
2011 Year in Review: Art and Theater
29 December, 2011
Pop Up Art House opens, Henderson native Shannon Mc Mackin returns from LA to open one of the Valley's most intelligent galleries in an industrial part of Henderson.
Visual drama: 2011 saw highs, lows and a couple of close saves
29 December, 2011
Despite or perhaps because of the economic recession, the opening of Pop Up Art House gallery in the unlikely location of Henderson's industrial district surprised and delighted with a retinue of heavy-hitting exhibits.
Local heroes: In which we salute a few good people who help make this city a better place
22 December, 2011
Local hero? No way, says the Pop Up Art House's Shannon McMackin: "I probably should get the crazy person's award." She's no hero, she insists, trying to wiggle out of CityLife's spotlight. Still, in a year in which any number of...
Nature and the industrial entwined at Pop Up Art House
21 December, 2011
At a private reception at Pop Up Art House where members of the Modern Council have turned out for Mark Baugh-Sasaki's Transfigured Lands exhibit, guests walk on wooden footbridges crossing creeks of broken pavement.
Mark Baugh-Sasaki: Transfigured Lands @ Pop-Up Art House
20 December, 2011
To make your way several times through Transfigured Lands is to experience the movement of water, a substance whose strange nonchalance we often take for granted. An asphalt river (incidentally recycled from a resurfaced...
Shaping water, building trees
8 December, 2011
Whether extending the thoughts of twigs or capturing the elusive shape of water, artist Mark Baugh-Sasaki's work fluctuates between natural and industrial. It pulls upon the rhythmical nature elements of Andy Goldsworthy and...
Artist duo's 'sensuous now' will get under your skin at Pop Up
9 November, 2011
There's a variety of everyday magic that draws the senses into focus—a sound or maybe an action that aligns the body and mind into full and complete attentiveness. Worries about tomorrow or regretful yesterdays fall away...
ap-art-ment @ Pop Up Art House
19 October, 2011
The pioneer spirit is alive and well thanks to the Pop Up Art House and gallery owner Shannon McMackin. With the popularity of small independent galleries on the rise, the success of Pop Up would indicate a growing taste for...
The Saturday after First Friday: New show at Pop Up Art House
6 October, 2011
The first thing to know about Henderson's Pop Up Art House is that it's serious about art: the work it's interested in is rigorous, ambitious, contemporary. It's not a let's-show-our-friends! gallery. The second thing is...
Free to Flow
15 September, 2011
Four years ago, Los Angeles artist Jason Adkins abandoned the meticulously painted surfaces of his early "finish fetish" work. "It got old trying to keep canvases and sculptures perfect," the 38-year-old recalls. So he set aside an...
Vegas newcomer Jason Adkins brings his work to Pop Up Art House
24 August, 2011
...one of the most surprisingly impressive gallery spaces in the Valley. The Pop Up Art House, a vast white cube gallery, opened in May and is now housing its second exhibit: Jason Adkins' solo show, Align and Prosper.
Statues of liberty
18 August, 2011
The joke in the art world goes, "sculpture is the thing you bump into when you back up to look at a painting." Jason Adkins' new work at Pop Up Art House offers a rebuttal: "I'm gonna make them so big, you back into them, you're...
Pop Up Art House opens in Henderson
24 May, 2011
After having the thought that "life is too short, so why not make it beautiful," Shannon Mc Mackin decided to take a former Thai kickboxing gym and turn it into an art gallery in a redevelopment area.
Pop Up Art House
19 May, 2011
Even five years or a decade ago, when people were really working to make it happen, no one thought of Henderson as an arts destination.
Unique Gallery Debuts with Unique Show
19 May, 2011
Every now and then, people need to slow down, smell the roses and observe the sewage drains. That's what artist Matthew Marchand learned when he noticed that the sewage drains in San Francisco were spray painted...
Pop Up Art House finds strange home in Henderson
17 May, 2011
Largely vacant strip malls plague Southern Nevada, symbols of the explosive growth and severe retraction the valley experienced in the last decade. Shannon Mc Mackin's father, Robert, owns one such commercial center...
Mall owner hopes 'pop-up art gallery' revitalizes neighborhood
13 May, 2011
In the wake of the Great Recession, thousands of buildings in the Las Vegas Valley sit vacant as boom-era dreams fell victim to record high bankruptcies, foreclosures and unemployment.
This week in your city
12 May, 2011
One of the coolest projects to land in Las Vegas is the Pop Up Art House: a temporary, contemporary gallery traveling through one various vacant storefront in the Valley to the next, bringing culture to the spaces by showcasing...