Jack Malotte lives in Duckwater, Nevada, over four hours by car from Vegas, almost five hours from Reno. Maybe that gives you an idea of how great is the Great Basin that inspires much of his work. It doesn’t begin to encompass the volume of his work, which can be glimpsed in a very lovely YouTube documentary. He and I shared a comfortable conversation on Skype, but even that didn’t adequately prepare me for the humor, satire, and variety of the work that fills the Robert Z. Hawkins gallery at of the Nevada Museum of Art through October 20, 2019. Malotte possesses extra color perception, but can also distill emotion to the starkest black and white. He draws with passion…

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