Lara Plecas

In my work, I explore the connection between human emotion and our environment. We have a deep personal connection with the places where we visit and live, as well as, the experiences that may have endured there.

27 August 2013

Scottsdale Public Library exhibition

Stop, Fast, Slow
New Exhibition
Stop, Fast, Slow
The Gallery @ Scottsdale Civic Center Library
August 19 – October 12

Featuring works by Arizona artists, Stop, Fast, Slow explores our state and how we get around our cities and in between. Blacktop and concrete, dirt roads and trails, freeways and interstates, sitting in traffic, on the bus and train, or cruising the bike lane, from cityscapes to desert and mountain views, high-rise buildings to historic bungalows.

Traveling is beautiful, gritty, hot, cold, running fast and dragging slow. What is it like, living your life in the car? Who did you meet on the bus today? How do you feel when you watch the city roll by out the window or from your bike seat?

23 August 2013

Frontal Lobe exhibition in September / Collectors tour

“Sex: A Woman’s Perspective”
   curated by Beatrice Moore
Artists include: Babs A’Delic, Melinda Bergman, Sue Chenoweth, Susan Copeland, Mona Higuchi, Dena Johnson, Carolyn Lavender, Annie Lopez, Carrie Marill, Monica Aissa Martinez, Lara Plecas, Christy Puetz, Irma Sanchez, Heather Smith-Gearns, Karolina Sussland, Jen Urso, Yuko Yabuki, and Denise Yaghmourian; with a special body painting project by Gingher Leyendecker.
WHO: Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery
WHAT: Sex: A Woman’s Perspective – Curated by Beatrice Moore
WHERE: Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery
in Bragg’s Pie Factory,
1301 Grand, Phoenix, AZ
WHEN: September 6 at 6:00 p.m. until September 21 at 4:00 p.m.  
 Opening Reception:   6-10pm, September 6th, 2013  Closing Reception:    6-10pm, September 20, 2013
contact Beatrice Moore at 602.391.4016 

CONGRATULATIONS to - Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery,the monOrchid gallery on Roosevelt (214 east) Phoenix Az, andFive15 Arts for being chosen the three galleries on the September Artlink Collectors Tour and also to R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery,Eye Lounge and Willo North Gallery for being chosen for theNovember Artlink Collectors Tour!

These “Collectors Tours” will visit three galleries chosen by Dr. Sara Cochran, curator of modern and contemporary art for the Phoenix Art Museum and Gabriela Muñoz, her curatorial assistant from more than a dozen submissions. Tour participants gain intimate access to the galleries and have a chance to talk with the artists and curators one-on-one.

“The purpose of the Artlink Collectors Tours is to promote the range and quality of work being created and exhibited in downtown Phoenix, and to nurture opportunities for artists and galleries to connect with new buyers,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Co-President. “It’s a don’t-miss opportunity to go behind the scenes with wildly talented downtown artists, gallerists and curators.”

    The Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery is a relatively new space on Grand Avenue in the historic Bragg’s Pie Factory building. The goal of the space is to showcase both established and lesser known artists, and create a place where fine art and community endeavors co-exist, and at times, overlap. The space is intended to be utilized as a community space as much as a gallery, and provides a venue where non-commercial work is encouraged and embraced. Film, performance, music, exhibits, historical explorations, science, and a host of other topics and various mediums are encouraged as part of an eclectic mix and a variety of approaches.

    22 August 2013

    Museum acquisition

    I am pleased to announce that the Mesa Arts Center has decided to add my wildfire landscape entitled "Consolable" to their permanent collection. This work was part of the eye lounge group show "American Dream" that was on exhibit March-August 2013. This show will also be traveling to be on exhibit in the lobby of the Gammage Auditorium at A.S.U. in September 2013.