Janel Garza: Environ
As the title suggests, the new mural unveiled at SMoCA, Environ was designed to reflect multiple features that directly surround the space.
Dec 14, 2018 - Aug 1, 2024
As the title suggests, the new mural unveiled at SMoCA, Environ was designed to reflect multiple features that directly surround the space. Each aspect of the courtyard where it resides is taken into consideration—from the colored light of James Carpenter’s glass scrim wall to the ever-changing view of James Turrell’s skyspace, Knight Rise, as well as the nearby native plant life. Pulling simple abstract shapes and colors from each of these inﬂuences created one cohesive and ﬂuid design. The intention of the artist is to complement the space and welcome visitors to spend time within the courtyard walls.
Environ in the Press
Local artist Janel Garza talks with JAVA magazine about what led her to create a mural for SMoCA.
Take a momento home from Shop@SMoCA
Janel Garza has painted vibrant murals around the Phoenix area, showcased her paintings in galleries and shops. Additionally she has created fun, wearable art. Created specifically for SMoCA, this collection accompanies the her mural Environ. Shop Now!