Clear evidence of the artist's hand: TMA Biennial exhibit unites 80 juried works created by Arizonans

Upon leaving the lobby and entering the museum, the first thing you'll see is Jennifer Day's large landscape acrylic, "Time is Nested and Layered." Day's painting depicts the memories that belong to a piece of land.

 

It is almost surreal, with ghostly figures wandering through, a truck swallowed by the earth, streaks of red and black, a building in the background, snow falling on a portion of the image. It's a painting that demands attention. And one can't help but think of the ghosts of the museum's land, which contains historic buildings and is next to the site of Tucson's original presidio.

 

Written by Kathleen Allen