Scottsdale Arts Community
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Any guest showing their Hotel Valley Ho room key at SMoCA can gain free admission for two through December 31, 2014. The museum is located less than a mile from the hotel, at 7374 E. 2nd St.
The Five Senses
- through May 4 -
The Five Senses begins on a simple premise: five senses, five works of art. However, as with many perceptual, cognitive and phenomenological questions, a more complex web of interrelationships emerges under closer examination. It is natural to assume one will see, or even hear art in a contemporary art space; it is more challenging to imagine smelling, tasting or touching objects at a museum. More importantly, despite their clear distinctions, the senses remain inextricable—one cannot experience any one of them independently.
Leslie Shows: Surfacing
- through May 4 -
Rich with myriad details and varied textures, the surfaces of Leslie Shows’s collaged paintings reward careful study. In them, one might find rust, plexiglass, mylar, acrylic paint, mica, magazine cutouts, crushed glass, mud, ink, sand, and engraved aluminum. An avid researcher and expansive thinker, Shows diligently and creatively explores the fluid dynamics of our material world. The slow shifts of glaciers, the crystalline formation of minerals, and the stellar origins of water have all inspired her work. Surfacing is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition.
Featured Lobby Art
Two photographic prints of the Westward Ho hotel by Andrew Pielage are on display in the lobby. The Westward Ho in Downtown Phoenix was the sister property to Hotel Valley Ho when it first opened. Andrew's prints are available for purchase, and he can be reached at email@example.com.
See the full Westward Ho series