All posts by Brent Holmes

Brent Holmes is a wizened veteran of the Las Vegas arts and journalism scene, a lonesome cowboy riding the high desert who occasionally wanders in to communicate dispatches on the innumerable goings on in this thing called civilization. Beware his haggard stare and keen eye.

Rabbit holes + seeing red

Michelle Graves, Core Contemporary’s latest artist in residence, reflects on the process of creating a new body of work in one short month

/ January 30, 2023

‘A force for good’

Las Vegas artists remember arts champion Cindy Funkhouser, who died on Dec. 23

/ January 5, 2023

Ball point bliss

Chad Scott's neon clouds and fridge-sized colorfields are profoundly meditative

/ December 15, 2022

Pop autobiography

It's easy to love the work of Miguel Rodriguez like you love a Taylor Swift song. It's familiar yet innovative, relatable as heck, and crafted to perfection.

/ December 13, 2022

Identity in America

Gwaylon Leaf explores appropriation, authenticity, and the overlap where it's hard to discern the difference

/ November 8, 2022

‘Transformers’ at Reno City Hall

A traveling exhibition curated by JK Russ shows what some of Nevada's most ambitious artists have in common

/ September 28, 2022

Scrambled Eggs—downtown Las Vegas’s newest artspace

'Latinx artists of all stripes have powerful voices in Southern Nevada, but rarely have they been in the gallerist seat.'

/ July 27, 2022

We got to play the saints of Las Vegas

A visiting artist came to encapsulate a city that's all-too-easy to misinterpret. He nailed it.

/ February 17, 2022

Omega Mart—maximalism soaked in psychedelia

Here's why it's a lot of fun. And here's why it's a problem.

/ September 30, 2021

The year things got weird

Artists reflect on the chaos and isolation of 2020

/ June 14, 2021