Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
One of the premier art galleries in Las Vegas, The Bellagio’s gallery showcases some of the most prolific artists in the world. Pieces by the likes of Warhol, Picasso, and Lichtenstein have all been featured within their walls, and the gallery is often changed to showcase new art and art styles to highlight multiple cultures within their gallery space. As the chill of winter subsides, the earth blossoms in many colors, shapes and forms. Similarly, to nature’s perennial reveal, In Bloom uncovers a fresh introduction to Spring. This vibrant display offers unique explorations of rebirth, identity, abstraction, humanity, and forces that move us to collective change. Cultivating a garden of metamorphosis, this exhibition presents a diverse array of artists whose perspectives are materialized through painting, sculpture, and photography. With flowing, textured strokes, Earl Biss’ Charging Through a Rainbow Storm (1997) brings a beautiful windy panorama of Plains Apsáalooke Nation horsemen alive in imagination. Comprised of 21 round discs on a golden backdrop, Yinka Shonibare CBE’s large-scale Bling Painting (2013) flowers with miniature representations of decadence. ‘The Flower Prince’ (2018) by Martine Gutierrez depicts a personification of Xochipilli, a benevolent Aztec deity of excesses and fertility associated with feasting, flowers, and pleasure. In a fit of whimsy, Salvador Dalí’s bronze Alice in Wonderland (1977-1984) stands frozen with arms stretched to the sky as she brings about her next round of jump rope. Together, these works challenge our conventional understandings of seasonal change, giving space for new narratives to bloom. Courtesy of Tia Collection (Santa Fe, NM), this exhibition features works by Regina Bogat, Nick Cave, Salvador Dalí, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alex Katz, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Ai Weiwei, Terry Winters, Earl Biss, Karla Black, Martine Gutierrez, Dan Colen, Lois Dodd, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Nicholai Fechin, Shawn Huckins, Rachel Kneebone, Tamara Kvesitadze, James Lavadour, Ralph Meyers, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Miron Schmückle, David Simpson, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.