21-12-2013 VAST Press
NICOLAS SHAKE PLAYS WITH THEMES OF PRESENCE AND ABSENCE AT VAST
21 December, 2013
1 Is the Zero That Comes Before is the title of Nicolas Shake's haunting exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photo collages at Vast Space Projects' latest Henderson location. The title's 1/0 refers to binary code — either something...
Beautiful People: Patrick Duffy wants to create a journey of art for 'The Odyssey'
23 October, 2013
Patrick Duffy has a clear vision for The Odyssey. This vision features a bouffant, a 1963 Buick Wildcat convertible and a warm day in Las Vegas."We're rumbling down toward the entrance of the Town Lodge on our first trip to...
LIB Recap: Art Odyssey is a '48-hour nirvana'
29 October, 2013
Life and death are nailed to the wall in the form of potatoes. A tinny recording of Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light" plays from a red stereo on a sandy floor while a video collage with a caterpillar cocooning loops...
How Street It Is: Life Is Beautiful to feature urban gallery of visual and performing arts
16 October, 2013
Street theater. Street art. And, speaking of art, a gallery that was a motel in its previous life. That's the eclectic picture planned for the upcoming Life Is Beautiful festival, which will take over 15 blocks...
Life Is Beautiful's 'Odyssey' turns the Town Lodge Motel into an art hive
5 September, 2013
Between LA's Western Project artists, Northern California artists William T. Wiley and Eric Tillinghast and an assortment of emerging Las Vegas artists, art collector Patrick Duffy has arranged an unprecedented visual art...
Some fine Women
6 September, 2013
VAST space projects hosts the opening reception of Some fine Women. In addition to the painting show exhibited in the white, cube gallery space and the intimate "drawing room" with works on paper, the show takes over an adjacent...
Commentary: "It took twenty hours..."
16 August, 2013
"It took twenty hours to melt that lipstick, said Rachel Lachowicz at the artists' panel on Saturday night. It burns if you overcook. Her canvas is a square bloody pond of poured red plush, like liquid upholstery, smooth but not...
Vast Space Projects New Show Has Some Fine Artwork
14 August, 2013
Vast Space Projects has built a reputation for its genre-defying art shows, carefully assembled exhibition catalogs and multifaceted events.
'SOME FINE WOMEN' AT VAST SPACE PROJECTS IS A ROBUST TOP-GRADE SHOW
7 August, 2013
The title, Some Fine Women, understates. "Many fine women" is a more accurate description of a robust multimedia show with a whopping 60-plus works by 36 artists—from renowned cultural magpie Alexis Smith to emerging artist...
Some Fine Women
1 August, 2013
Some Fine Women is VAST Space Project's newly opened group show that ambitiously draws the works of 34 artists from a range of disciplines into a single exhibition.
Raze the roof
2 April, 2013
Iconic Vegas painter and muralist Robert Beckmann is back in town after many years away — with a fresh eye for a very changed city
Curating Hell - David Pagel chooses eight artists to create an 'Inferno' for today
2 April, 2013
The point of curating an art show is to help viewers make connections between work that they wouldn't otherwise see. That's the opinion of Los Angeles Times art critic, professor and curator David Pagel. "Everything gets put in its...
A conversation about the 10th Circle exhibit at VAST Space Projects
20 March, 2013
"OK, Pagel says hell is part of us now. It's not a destination you arrive at by screwing up your life, it's innate in us. I see the expression of that in a lot of this work."
Taking the Las Vegas arts scene seriously
14 February, 2013
WThe villagers are at the gates, their torches in the air. They're calling for change, a revolution of sorts. But with no establishment, no leader and no institutions to tear down, there's nothing to overthrow.
UNLV architecture students dream up alternatives for The Roadhouse casino
06 February, 2013
We see a lot of we-heart-locals on billboard advertising, but have we fully explored the role of casino resorts in the community? Is their purpose to provide jobs and movie theaters? What about a casino...