The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) debuted their new fall exhibits. The two exhibits: “Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists” and “Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your”. Both exhibits will be on display until January. Because SMoCA only hosts three exhibit openings per year, they celebrated the two exhibits by hosting an event with curators and the artists.
“Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists” is an exhibit that features the work of seven contemporary Japanese artists. The exhibit is comprised of photographs, sculptures, paintings and installations; created out of simple materials such as light, wood, paper, ash, stone, minerals and ink. The result is beautiful pieces that reflect the artists’ inner thoughts, but each still creates an idea of a universal theme and both the past and the present are represented in the artworks. The exhibit opened Sept. 21 and will be on display until Jan. 12, 2014.
“Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your” is an exhibit that features both artwork and sound installations created to engage visitors and provoke a sense of amazement. Swartz creates sculptures that are transformed by the use of lenses and mirrors to create moving pictures. Swartz also uses thin lines to create secret architectural spaces that weren’t noticed before. Swartz created audio devices to use in the exhibit that seem to make the museum speak. The exhibit opened on Oct. 12 and will be on display until Jan. 26, 2014.
SMoCA is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursday they are open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and offer free admission to the public. All other days besides Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, regular admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.