ArtSpace West Gallery View Season 2022-2023



Located on the beautiful ASU West Valley campus, the ArtSpace West Gallery has several gallery installations throughout the year. Located on the north side of University Center Building we look forward to seeing you soon.



2022 - 2023 Season

“Staging America” is an installation of historical photos, narrative, film, video, projections, interactive websites and audio that present the history of the Provincetown Players, credited with ushering in American modern theater. In only seven years, from 1915–1922, the Players presented 93 plays by 47 playwrights, including the first by Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Djuna Barnes. The opening night reception will present a staged reading of “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, one of the Players’ early plays that was also one of the first feminist plays. This installation coincides with the release of IAP faculty Jeff Kennedy’s new volume by the same title.


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Jean Chaudhuri: “What’s Life All About?"

portait of Jean ChaudhuriThis exhibition’s title comes from a poem by the author and community leader Jean Chaudhuri, whose work and life highlights a central part of her life: what it means to give back to your community from an Indigenous perspective. A citizen of the Muscogee-Creek Nation, Chaudhuri became Director of the Traditional Indian Alliance for Greater Tucson and Executive Director of Tucson Indian Center in 1972. An author, playwright, and poet, she wrote the comedic play Indians Discover Christopher Columbus for the 500thanniversary of Columbus’s landing on this continent. She wrote the book A Sacred Path: The Way of the Muscogee Creek with her husband, Joy Chaudhuri. The Labriola National American Indian Data Center shares Jean Chaudhuri’s collection so that others may feel the love she carried for the Indigenous community here in Phoenix and Tucson. A special opening reception will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 7:00-9:00 pm.  The installation is free to the public and open on Mondays-Thursdays from 12noon-5pm through November 23.  For more information, go to

alejandro t. acierto: Strategies for the evasion of capture

Our first installation in ArtSpace West for the new 22-23 season is created by Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance faculty alejandro t. acierto and opens with a reception on Wednesday, October 4 @ 7 pm. Strategies for the evasion of capture uses photographs, video, sculpture, and performance to look, metaphorically and actually, at pugos, a unique low-flying bird from the Philippines that consistently remain obscure from photographic capture. Their elusive nature poetically opens the possibility of other realities, of other existences, or of different ways of being that are not reliant on colonial contact. This installation draws from archival television news footage, interviews with prominent zoologists, and historical ephemera in an exhibition that gestures to contemporary discourses around visibility and the tensions embedded in surveillance cultures. 

This installation runs Oct. 6–27, Mondays–Thursdays, noon–5 p.m.