Myranda Bair's "High Noon"Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NVMonday, May 16 - Friday, July 8, 2016A reception will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 20, with an artist talk at 6:30 pm.
Myranda Bair's "High Noon" installation will attempt to engender a sense of responsibility towards conservation of the natural areas of Southern Nevada. The artwork will be on view from May 16 through July 8 at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 550 S. Grand Central Parkway. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 20, with an artist talk at 6:30 pm.
Bair's exhibit will transform the Rotunda Gallery into a microcosm of our local desert landscape. The exhibition boasts an installation of multiple dioramas, mock terrariums, colorful cypress beehive towers (minus the bees) and felt cacti. Hand painted Gila monsters, horned lizards, speckled toads, desert tortoises, roadrunners, tarantulas, burrowing owls, and many others will inhabit the terrariums.
Through this exhibition, viewers will be inclined to slow down and interact in a space they usually hustle through. The artist hopes, "The terrariums will create an intimacy with viewers and remind them that these creatures are the original locals of Southern Nevada."
Myranda Bair earned a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, including, most recently: Gallery 303 SMart space #2, BYU Campus, Provo, UT; From A to B, Vanderbilt Library, Nashville, TN; Red Dot Art Exhibit, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX; ZenArt, Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV.