|Juan Miguel Ramos' work is featured at Market Square2 Art Space through August 1.|
Tracy Snelling's "Sculptures and Photographs" opens at Sala Diaz on Friday, July 11. Guest curator Michael Klein, keeper of the "Microsoft Collection" in Washington, describes the artist's work as an exacting, noir approach to collage. The artist creates two- and three-dimensional work by combining highly specified elements of existing photos and fragments of domestic architecture into intricate, dark, and dramatic dioramas, imparting otherwise pedestrian scenes with a Hitchcockian sense of intrigue. This is the California-based artist's first show outside of her home state. Sala Diaz is located at 517 Stieren. The opening reception runs from 7-11 p.m.
"Modern World Part II" opens at the Friedrich Project Space from 6:30-10 p.m. Curated by Jack Robbins, the show features the installation work of artist/architect Dwayne Bohuslav, Christopher Biasiolli, ArtPace alumni Nate Cassie and Juan Miguel Ramos, experimental music outfit Crevice, British ex-pat Rae Culbert, and Jack Robbins, photographs by Karen Zelanka, and performances by Joanne Brigham and Crevice. For those who have not seen the Friedrich, it is an impressive, cavernous space located at 1617 E. Commerce Street, close to the Carver Center on the East Side.