State of the Atmosphere
On view: May 7-May 29, 2022
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, May 14, 6-8 pm as part of the Second Saturday Gallery Walk
JTAG presents State of the Atmosphere featuring weather-related artwork by MBCAC members: Rose Cefalu, Doug Dolde, Rebecca Ford, Marcia Geiger, John Henson, Lisa Hwang, Ed Keesling, Alexandra Maceda, Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, Jared Quentin, Suzanne Ross, Laurie Schafer, Joan Scott, Jen Shakti, Esther Shaw and jewelry by Holly Rae Wind. High-desert dwellers know something about the mercurial nature of the desert weather. Some say there are only three seasons – cold, hot and windy. The sun provides warmth on cold winter days but scorches the skin in the summer heat. The wind at times manifests as a gentle breath or at times it threatens to uproot everything not tied down but maybe you will finally see a tumbleweed fly by. During the cold days, we hope for some precipitation to help the plants grow in the spring and maybe even some snow to stick to the ground. The monsoon season of the summer has everyone watching out their windows, waiting to see where the rain clouds move next and when we can smell the creosote in the air again. These are just some examples of the themes this group of artists capture in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.