21-12-2013 VAST Press
Mixing art and politics: Vast space projects delivers an 'October Surprise'
31 October, 2012
We stand cynical and misty-eyed this election season, looking up at the polished diction and grinning faces of opposing parties, promising with rolled-up sleeves and desperate verve, a deal better than any other...
Art and politics mix at VAST space project exhibit
28 October, 2012
A politically charged art exhibit and a get-out-the-vote rally for a local politician were a part of the festivities held at VAST space project (formerly known as Pop Up Art House) located at 720 W. Sunset Road on Oct 20.
Art and politics unite: Hammargren rally meets VAST gallery opening
24 October, 2012
"Where's Lonnie?" I asked for the third or fourth time to anyone within earshot outside VAST Space Projects (formerly Pop Up Art House), where the gallery crowd had settled to enjoy the cool Saturday night.
October Surprise Exhibition @ VAST space projects
24 October, 2012
VAST space projects (formerly Pop Up Art House) combines Art and Politics with October Surprise, a selection of works by Alexis Smith, Scott Grieger, Mark X Farina, Burton Machen and a rare exhibit of Hunter S. Thompson...
LA artists exhibit comes with a political bent and a Lonnie Hammargren rally
17 October, 2012
As if October Surprise, an exhibit of works by Alexis Smith (yes, the Alexis Smith) and other LA artists—Scott Grieger, Mark X Farina and Burton Machen—isn't already an insanely triumphant moment for arts in the Valley...
PUAH quietly builds reputation as quality art gallery
27 September, 2012
Local dealer focuses on strong contemporary works and large-scale installation pieces. Pop Up Art House is one of Henderson's best kept secrets, but gallery owner Shannon McMackin is ready to change that. "It is feasible that...
Exploring Performance Art
30 July, 2012
If a man pees into a cup, then drinks his own pee... is that art? It certainly was last week at the Biennale 2012, a local performance art exhibition downtown. We talk with local artists (including a man who painted while...
Biennale 2012 was an avant-garde hit. But will it further artistic growth or be a one-time wonder?
25 July, 2012
"Salty." That's the answer to the first question you'll ask once I report that a local artist, by way of raising some interesting questions about survival, memory and the nature of art, drank his own urine in a gallery the other night.
Best New Gallery: Pop Up Art House
28 June, 2012
Shannon McMackin's new gallery in Henderson just celebrated its one-year anniversary, and we couldn't be happier. Pop Up has hosted some of the best exhibits the Valley has seen—installations, painting exhibits and a salon...
Pop Goes the Anniversary
31 May, 2012
Pop-up art galleries have recently emerged as alternative art spaces, occupying otherwise vacant commercial buildings. Artists benefit by getting a place to show their work, and desolate urban areas get a vibrant shot of life.
New Yorker and Californian make Pop Up Art House anniversary show memorable
30 May, 2012
For Pop Up Art House's one-year anniversary show, CA / NV / NY, gallery owner Shannon McMackin brought in two artists, old friends of one another, whose divergent styles are surprisingly complementary.
Salon de Henderson
22 March, 2012
With Saturday's closing reception, it's time to bring the curtain down on the Pop-Up Art House's first group exhibition, Salon Show, in its PUAH Gallery. Featuring a retro twist, Salon Show asked 24 artists...
Pop Up's brilliant 'Salon Show' is no simple rehash
22 February, 2012
There was a moment during the crowded opening of The Salon Show at Pop Up Art House when a guest mentioned that some of the works seemed "derivative." Sure, anyone could find references to Edward Hopper's realism...
Rejuvenating Concepts, Within and Without
15 February, 2012
Valley residents are all too familiar with the look of boarded up windows in unfinished developments, rows of empty storefronts lining abandoned strip malls, even shining, multi-million dollar towers left standing deserted.
Best of the City: Best Art Gallery
01 February, 2012
What isn't there to love about The Pop Up Art House? This grand white space with ample room for ambitious work of any scale is serious about bringing serious art to Las Vegas.