Art within

a masterpiece


Modern design and true works of art come together in The Gallery at Mountain Shadows. Explore museum-quality exhibitions by Arizona artists, with new works every two months. Don't miss our art opening receptions, featuring engaging conversation with the artists and curator paired with wine and hors d'oeuvre from Hearth '61.

Saguaro With Halo


Featuring Works by Pedro Guerrero, Brian Alfred, Elysia Holland Michaelsen, Mark Bennett, Carrie Seid and Jan Maarten Voskuil.


Guerrero was a native Arizonan photographer who photographed Frank Lloyd Wright at the onset of his seven-decade-long photography career. At his peak, Guerrero was one of the most sought-after photographers of the "Mad Men" era and his importance to architectural photography is such that it is hard to walk into a bookstore without finding one of his images in the pages of the latest book.


Alfred is an artist whose paintings, collages, and animations examine how technology has altered our perception of our surroundings. Working from photographs, Alfred uses a computer to reduce images, often of architecture, machinery, urban landscapes, and office interiors, to their essential forms, before turning these elements into flattened, bold color fields that retain a handmade feel.


Michaelsen is an artist whose paintings, collages, sculptures, and installation pieces represent and create one-of-a-kind experiences for each viewer. She takes pride in her installation pieces as the discipline is so openly defined and it can encompass one or many media, is often temporary, and nearly always site-specific. All of those characteristics make it exciting for the maker and viewer.


Bennett's body of work has focused on classic American television shows and movies, as he’s created drawings and lithographs that are essentially blueprints of fictional houses and locations. Unless one worked on a production, floorplans from fictional shows like The Jeffersons, The Flintstones, I Love Lucy, and others existed only on the screen and in the viewing public’s imagination. But when Bennett saw the end results on TV, he worked backwards and often from memory, to calculate square footage and recreate a design and its details.


Seid is an artist who lives to push boundaries and exceed expectations of her own and those of others through her artwork. Through her innovative light and space works, Seid uses optics as an inspiration wherein shapes appear to reveal themselves slowly, through a haze of intensely integrated materials including silk, aluminum, mylar, and acrylic. The works are not content driven, but are purely activated by light, space and color.


Voskuil's bodies of work are oriented on the circle and the rectangle, whose forms he alters and distorts using mathematical principles. The calculations guide the shape of his wooden frames, across which he stretches monochromatic canvases, presented singly or combined into multipart, abstract works that are certain to entertain the viewer.


Swaback had been inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park homes and Unity Temple; the horizontal representations of the Midwest plains, the sensitive response to climactic extremes and lifestyle needs, the innovative materials used, and the affirmation of a distinctively regional American architecture no longer married to European paradigms. In this series of works on paper and mahogany, Swaback illustrates his ability to integrate forms and negative space.

curated by John Reyes, owner & director of Reyes Contemporary Art

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Pedro Guerrero - Taliesin West
Jan Maarten Voskuil - Non-Fit Broken Yellow
Elysia Holland Michaelsen - Coming Soon
Mark Bennett - Home of the Jetsons 2001
Pedro Guerrero - Taliesin West Sign
Carrie Seid - Frankenbloss
Elysia Holland Michaelsen - A Hundred Visions and Revisions
Jan Maarten Voskuil - Squeezed Square in Thirds
Brian Alfred - Fuji #18
Brian Alfred - Fuji #19
Vernon Swaback - Prickly Pear Abstraction

upcoming exhibitions

at mountain shadows

A new exhibition debuts at The Gallery every two months, exploring a wide range of styles, media and subject matter. Join us for our opening receptions to learn about the art and enjoy a discussion with our curator and special guests.

NOV 1 - DEC 30

Young Artists


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Experience art in a variety of mediums by Arizona and national artists whose works were inspired by the legendary architect.