SGCI Site Award - Printmaking Founder Show | Jim McCormick: Reflections on Nevada

Reception: Friday, April 6, 4 - 6 pm


Location:  495 S. Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

TEL: 702-229-6511 

Hours: Wed. - Thurs. 2 - 6 pm, Friday 9 am - 7:30 pm, Sat. - Sun. 12 - 4 pm 

Candace Garlock was an ‘artist in the making’ during the 1980s and 1990s when she met her first mentor, Jim McCormick, printmaking professor at University of Nevada, Reno. In 1985, her own artistic practices and artistic schemas were in their infancy while McCormick’s academic chapter was at an end. His own work had evolved from the civil and social issues of the 1960s to political and environmental issues of the Nevadan landscape. By 1986, he was heavily influenced with the grid, casting aside all figurative work. William L. Fox in Mapping the Empty, Eight Artists and Nevada wrote, “He went off into the limitless territory of the mind to survey the idea of landscape.” He “not only physically revisited the West, but had also unearthed the grid set upon it in the previous century.” By the 1990s and early 2000s, he had transformed the Nevada grid into a layered construct of memories- preserving remnants of history through writing and art.

This collection of prints and collages highlights his reflections of Nevada and illustrates his enormous love of place and time.                                                                                                                                          Curated by Candace Garlock.

Candace Garlock is the Galleries Curator at Truckee Meadows Community College.  She has worked with Jim McCormick on various printmaking projects including co-founding Printmakers’ Conspiracy, Oxbow Press, and the Fear Factory Print Portfolio exchange. She credits Jim McCormick as the professor who got her ‘hooked’ on printmaking.