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THE GALLERY

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

Richard Hogan

Desert tropic

SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 27


Desert Tropic presents the work of artists Merrill Mahaffey and Genevieve Reckling juxtaposed in a colorful dialogue. The contrasted surveys of both Arizona-based painters are grounded in a history of both landscape painting and realism, but this is where their singular paths diverge.

Merrill Mahaffey’s large-scale paintings are a dedicated long-form study of the artist’s desert environment. Highly textural with attention to surface, Mahaffey’s selection of earthy pigment and sweeping vantage point illustrate his finely tuned observation of the otherworldly landscape of the Sonoran desert.

Genevieve Reckling’s large-scale paintings on canvas zoom in on tropical flora with a voluminous focus. In comparison, Mahaffey’s textural ochres are highly contrasted with Reckling’s radiant, jewel-toned hues, inviting viewers to step in close and experience the smoothly glazed textures of colorful pigments in the perspective of her tropical environmental studies.

The Gallery is Curated by Reyes Contemporary Art

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