Searching for the Celestial, the Extraterrestrial, & the Infinite in Between
Exhibiting Artists: Daniel Martin Diaz & Alexandra Bowers
14 August - 6 September 2021
Gallery hours 12-5 PM Saturday/Sunday & by Appointment
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in LA times, NY Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and Low Rider Magazine, and four personal art books. Diaz has designed artwork for large public art projects in the US and has won many awards such as a gold and platinum record designed for Atlantic Records.
Gouache, Graphite, Ink, Water Color, Grease Pencil, on Found Paper
Alexandra Bowers is a Phoenix based artist who received her BFA in 2012 from Arizona State University. Inspired by the natural surrounding environment, Bowers utilizes data collected while exploring to produce wood burned studies of plants and animals she finds along the way. Bowers has had the privilege of showcasing her work across Arizona, and most recently outside the state where she was hand selected to show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. In 2016 she was a finalist for the “Good N’ Plenty” artist award granted by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2017 her work was showcased in Sky Harbor International Airport’s Museum Gallery. She was also one of three chosen for the “2017 Summer Artist Residence Program: Biomimicry Challenge” at the Tempe Center for the Arts. In 2018 Contemporary Forum auctioned off Bowers’ work to help raise funds for the Phoenix Art Museum’s contemporary permanent art collection. This past year she was chosen to show her work in the Tempe Municipal Court as part of the Tempe Public Arts program. It has since been purchased to stay in the “Tempe Portable Works Collection.” She most recently debuted her solo installation “A Murmuration of Found Feathers in Flight” at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Bowers worked with the community during COVID asking individuals to send her photos of found feathers, where she recreated over 800 using her wood burning and water color skills. As Bowers continues on her journey as an artist, she is continuously looking for opportunities within the arts community, including exhibiting both nationally and internationally.
Wood Burning and Wax Pigment
3 x 3 ft 2021