February 2, 2023 (All day)
By Staff of Nevada Humanities
Nevada Humanities presents a new exhibition, Lifting the Veil: Interpretations of Space in the Nevada Landscape, that allows viewers to experience Nevada through artworks focused on the diverse elements of the Nevada landscape.
Lifting the Veil is co-curated by artists Daryl DePry and Anne M. Hoff and on display from February 2 – March 29, 2023, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, located at 1017 South 1st Street, No. 190, Las Vegas.
An in-person reception will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2023, 5 to 8 pm PST, with an exhibition discussion featuring artists and curators Daryl DePry and Anne M. Hoff held in Suite 150 adjacent to the gallery courtyard at 6 pm PST on Thursday, March 2. Space is limited. Register for this event at nevadahumanities.org.
Lifting the Veil: Interpretations of Space in the Nevada Landscape is part of the Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series, which showcases the work of Nevada artists, writers, poets, photographers, and other creative thinkers who explore and articulate a sense of place in the Silver State. Artworks featured in Lifting the Veil exhibition focus on understanding Nevada as “place,” including the Nevada landscape and its vast open spaces, the light, textures, and all elements that swirl around Nevada’s colorful geology intersecting with the urban environment that reveal the artists’ viewpoints.
This exhibition is jointly curated by Anne M. Hoff, Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at the College of Southern Nevada, and Daryl DePry, Adjunct Instructor at the College of Southern Nevada, who are both accomplished artists who have had an important impact on Nevada’s cultural community and the many students they have guided.
“To experience Nevada is to tap into the natural raw spaces and the artificial manufactured urban environments that often attempt to emulate nature, the innate need to get outside and breathe the air deeply, to head along a trail and get dirty, and experience the openness and spaces between the desert and the mountains, between the city and nature,” said exhibition co-curator Anne M. Hoff.
“The landscape is rough and fleeting much like the artists’ mark on the canvas or across the paper,” said Daryl DePry, exhibition co-curator. “An outdoor experience is freedom filled with elation.”
“Across Nevada people view the environment, their communities, and the landscape as an integral part of who they are,” said Christina Barr, Nevada Humanities Executive Director. “Making a place home is tied to our appreciation, understanding, and care for the spaces that surround us. The Lifting the Veil exhibition helps us cultivate a sense of visual literacy for Nevada’s diverse landscapes.”
Lifting the Veil: Interpretations of Space in the Nevada Landscape will open at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas on February 2, 2023, will be on display as a virtual exhibition indefinitely at nevadahumanities.org, and will be on display at the Program Gallery until March 29, 2023.
Viewing hours at the Program Gallery are: Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm and until 9 pm the first Friday of the month for First Friday events at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 South 1st Street, #190 in Las Vegas. Or make a viewing appointment by contacting Bobbie Ann Howell at email@example.com or 702-800-4670. Visit nevadahumaniaties.org to learn more.
About Nevada Humanities: Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils that partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public cultural programs and supports public cultural projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to the people of Nevada and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities visit nevadahumanities.org.