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The Gallery at The Madison Announces New Art Exhibit
By Claire Natale - Friday Jan 26, 2024
Phoenix native, Bob Diercksmeier, will unveil his newest works of art, Time & Place: Contemplations on Landscapes and Color, at The Gallery at The Madison, an art gallery space in Uptown Phoenix, on Jan. 26. This captivating art exhibition, which will be on display in the lobby of The Madison Center for the Arts until June 7, celebrates local landscapes, timescapes and the limitless power of colors.

Diercksmeier has always had a love for the Arizona landscape. He began his career as a freelance illustrator, art director and fine art landscape painter. He started his own graphic design company in 2001, but recommitted to his fine art efforts in 2015, focusing on contemporary representational landscape paintings and drawings.

Diercksmeier then expanded his subject matter in 2018 to include a more abstract representation of the landscape. Starting in 2020, he began a new series of works that focus on color interaction, using non-representational shapes and fields of pigment, juxtaposed with and layered on top of each other to create differing results using the same colors.

“The rhythm and harmony of the desert, and the perseverance of life in its extreme environment are the primary inspirations behind my work,” said Diercksmeier. “I strive to give a sense of vitality and magic to the southwest’s desert in every piece I create.”

Arizonans are invited to attend the gallery opening of Diercksmeier’s show, on Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of The Madison Center for the Arts. This celebration will include a meet and greet with Diercksmeier and a first look at his art pieces.

“We are thrilled to feature the work of Bob Diercksmeier at The Gallery at The Madison,” said Ari Levin, executive director at The Madison Center for the Arts. “Each of his pieces creatively explores the Arizona landscapes we know and love in a colorful approach that will bring light to every theatregoer.”

The Gallery can be found in The Madison Center for the Art’s lobby, a spacious 24,500-square-foot space with a soaring 40-feet ceiling and windows that travel from top to bottom. The Gallery will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment and is free to the public.

The Madison Center for the Arts is located at 5601 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. For more information, visit