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20130427170934-o Caught in the Web   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
David Leigh, Larry Bob Phillips at Munoz-Waxman Gallery April 18th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013
Posted 4/27/13

The Big Hoot, a new installation currently on view at CCA, is a towering and tangled sight to behold. The ceiling-high piece dominates the entire peripheral area of the warehouse-style Munoz Waxman Front Gallery. The work is made up of interconnected segments of wood; acrylic paint in psychedelic colors decorates the rolling surface of the interconnecting parts; cartoonish figures thrust out at the viewer from various angles, pulling you into a visual roller coaster that moves up and down a serpent... [more]

20130329085808-_dsc0052__640x427_ Tell Me Something Good   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) March 1st, 2013 - May 4th, 2013
Posted 3/29/13

Driving to Albuquerque from Santa Fe in March is like propelling into the future by about a month or so. Santa Fe, while having begun its spring thaw, will continue the slow crawl out of winter for some time to come. In Albuquerque, however, chartreuse buds appear at the tips of branches, hyacinths sway in the balmy breeze, and flocks of students drape the patios of outdoor bars along Central. Spring representing a fresh start, I thought it befitting to cover Speak to Me: The 19th Annual Juried... [more]

20130124135626-making_light_of_it-michelle_blade Until The End of the World   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Michelle Blade at Center for Contemporary Art January 18th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013
Posted 1/24/13

Just before 2012 gave way to 2013, we saw another end times prediction come and go. As the Mayan calendar drew to a close, the world kept on turning, and as far as I can tell no massive shift of consciousness took place. This most recent brush with doomsday anticipation now sits neatly at the end of Wikipedia’s list of “dates predicted for apocalyptic events”. Each prediction on the list has of course been repudiated by the world’s pesky habit of sticking around. Perusing this catalogue of grim p... [more]

20121205101824-0 Deep Space   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at New Mexico History Museum September 30th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Posted 12/5/12

There is a fascination with yards in New Mexico. Standard, square swaths of green grass are virtually out of the question for everyone except the most devout turf tenders in our parched environment. As an East Coast transplant I remember all too well the angst that can be associated with lawns. Let it go wild, and overgrown and you might as well announce aloud to the entire neighborhood that you are a sex-addicted psychopath. In New Mexico, however, in the absence of greenery and the psychoanaly... [more]

20121121083509-cca2 The Plush Life   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Tamara Wilson at Center for Contemporary Art October 26th, 2012 - December 9th, 2012
Posted 11/21/12

I recall a space I used to rent in leaner times—a 200 square foot postage stamp of a dwelling. It smelled deeply of cigarettes and oil, a stench that no amount of sage burning or febreezing on my part could ever lift. There was a tiny kitchen, so narrow that my elbows would bump against the wall when I cooked. The carpet was brindled with mysterious stains. The space was empty of furniture save for an old hospital bed I inherited from the previous tenant and an ugly ottoman embroidered with peacoc... [more]

20121010062203-inside_the_outside_2 Turn on the Bright Lights   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
SCUBA at Caldera Gallery September 1st, 2012 - October 23rd, 2012
Posted 10/10/12

Recently, on an almost-chilly evening in late September, I parked my car outside Caldera Gallery. The sun was setting for a drive-in viewing of E.T. Twilight lingered on yellowing leaves as the zesty smell of green chiles roasting perfumed the air: staples of Santa Fe’s autumnal exuberance. In the downtime before the start of the movie I stepped inside Caldera to look around. The shop in the back is full of cheerfully colored ceramic figurines and teacups, decoratively adorned wooden blocks, min... [more]

20120913163351-mwone Market Watch   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 9/13/12

I learned of the grand opening of a new OmegaMart branch store in Santa Fe on the company website. Splashy ads in primary colors flashily heralded its arrival. I found the market occupying a corner in a half-deserted strip mall in South Santa Fe. From the street it looks unassuming, like the last store standing in a tumbleweed strewn ghost town. A young woman greeted me as I walked in the door with frosty robotic enthusiasm. Japanese pop plays soothingly on the loud speakers. In the back of the one-room... [more]

20120815131302-3_rw01-001 Reality Check   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Seung Woo Back, Zoe Beloff, Thomas Demand, Mark Dion, Leandro Erlich, Omer Fast, Cao Fei, John Gerrard, Johan Grimonprez, Iris Haussler, Jonn Herschend, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lavier, An-My Lê, Joel Lederer, Sharon Lockhart, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yes Me, Jonathan Monk, Vik Muniz, Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, Dario Robleto, Eve Sussman, Mary Temple, Ai Weiwei at SITE Santa Fe July 8th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Posted 8/15/12

From the flash and swagger of Vegas, to the manicured, lamppost-lined Main Street of Disneyland, we are proffered up a regular cultural diet of distorted, exaggerated versions of reality. The hyperreal seeps into even the most mundane crannies of our existence: our newspapers, breakfast cereal, tennis shoes, and coupon-clippings. Everywhere you turn there is something to buy, sniff, gnaw on, or run your finger along the sides of that has that certain smack of the real, that kind of chewy, overri... [more]

20120718125215-untitled__lake_mcdonald_ Art Santa Fe: Sparkle and Fade   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Art Santa Fe July 12th, 2012 - July 15th, 2012
Posted 7/18/12

The opening night frenzy of Art Santa Fe delivers an initial sugar rush of dizzy excitement before the inevitable crash into sensory fatigue. Inside, drink in hand, I navigated through the usual suspects: collectors, socialites, and art professionals who make up the regular Santa Fe gallery scene lineup. Unexpected are the Japanese businessmen in sharp white suits, beaming kimono-clad artists, and a solemn row of women fast at work making traditional Korean paper arts in a forgotten corner of the b... [more]

20120619135152-keep_up__hanska Where the Wild Things Are   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Dana Bunker, Nani Chacon, Julia Cizeski, Josh Decelles, Dumperfoo, Michelle Eckhardt, Leah Gonzales, cannupa hanska luger, Vic Macias, Matthew Dean Martinez, Christopher Merlyn, Sergio Moyano, Judith Mullen, Wes Naman, Neil Ottaviano, Thomas Allan Parks, Prakashivaja, Zach Scheinbaum, Elizabeth Sobel Cupich, Tanya Story, Dion Terry, Autry Tolbert, Jared Antonio-Justo Trujillo, Mr. Went, Micah The Werewolf, Missy Wolf, Alberto Zalma at Eggman and Walrus June 1st, 2012 - July 14th, 2012
Posted 6/19/12

Ferus. The word practically buzzes with vitality, conjuring to mind images of a wild animal—back arched, teeth bared, fur bristling. The exhibition, Ferus, currently on view at Eggman and Walrus gallery lives up to the wildness implicit in the provocative title. This group show consisting of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photography from twenty-six local and far-flung artists is pulsating with raw energy. A menagerie of animal life is present: anthropomorphic wolves, metallic bees, tattooed hogs, and even a W... [more]

20111206111835-4718152816_13d408502b Santa Fe: A Wheel with Two Hubs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 12/6/11

The art scene in Santa Fe is a wheel with two hubs.  Although galleries are spread all over town, there are two distinct art centers: The Railyard and Canyon Road. Each of these distinct art centers has a different focus, history and sense of identity, and visits to each center will leave very different impressions of Santa Fe’s visual culture. The narrow Canyon Road comprises an eclectic mix of 130 mostly adobe galleries and restaurants that wind up the hill, near Santa Fe’s historic plaza. As a w... [more]

Watercolor28_1944_web Transcendental Painting   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Raymond Jonson at University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) June 1st, 2009 - August 28th, 2009
Posted 8/7/09

The Jonson Gallery presents a select group of watercolors and oils painted by Raymond Jonson between 1942, after the dissolution of the Transcendental Painting Group, and 1948, when he conceived the idea of the Jonson Gallery on the UNM campus.Thus the 1940s span and connect two significant events in Jonson's life by a series of works that are more than a singular resolve to continue the group. Rather, the Transcendental ideals of order and harmony conveyed through intense color, rhythm, and harm... [more]

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Georgia O'Keeffe at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum May 22nd, 2009 - September 20th, 2009
Posted 8/7/09

O’Keeffe: Beyond Our Shores is a selection of seldom seen O’Keeffe works that were inspired by her travels outside of the United States: Bermuda (1933 and 1934), Hawaii before it became part of the United States (1939), Peru (1957), andAsia (1959 and 1960). These works have never before been exhibited together, and among them is a recent gift to the Museum from a private collector of the wonderful oil painting, White Bird of Paradise, 1939. O’Keeffe completed it when in Hawaii in 1939 as a guest of... [more]

Abeyta1 Santa Fe Indian School   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Wheelwright Museum May 17th, 2009 - April 18th, 2010
Posted 8/7/09

Opening on May 17, 2009, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian presents Through Their Eyes: Paintings from the Santa Fe Indian School. This exhibition focuses on paintings from the Charlotte G. Mittler collection created by students who attended the Santa Fe Indian School between 1919 and 1945. Featured artists include Fred Kabotie, Velino Shjie Herrera, Allan Houser, Andrew Tsinjinnie, Pablita Velarde, and Sybil Yazzie. The Santa Fe Indian School has long been considered the bir... [more]

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Thomas Barbey, Romero Britto, Justin Bua, Noelle Dass, Scott Krichau, Diego Lukezic, Lynden St. Victor at Pop Gallery July 1st, 2009 - August 17th, 2009
Posted 7/31/09

Third Annual POP Goes To The Dogs opens Friday July 4th with an artist reception Saturday the 11th...Featuring Scott Krichau, Diego Lukezic, Romero Britto, Justin Bua, Lynden St. Victor, Thomas Barbey and Noelle Dass among others. Join us as we debut the Tango mobile---a 20 ft RV painted with Tango & Downtown Cat by Diego Lukezic. A rare appearance by Lynden St. Victor who will be painting at his easel during the evening. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served featuring Doghouse wines S... [more]

Target_practice Native Pulse   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Yatika Fields, Jak Fragua, John Joe, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Werewulf Micah, Chris Pappan, Rose Simpson, Ryan Singer, Cougar Vigil, Jolene Yazzie, Debra Yepa-Pappan at Pop Gallery August 17th, 2009 - August 31st, 2009
Posted 7/31/09

POP Gallery hosts its Third Annual Native POP Show featuring work by emerging and established POP Artists in the Santa Fe Art Market. Aptly titled Native Pulse this body of work pulsates with the current stories coarsing through our artists hearts, minds & souls---it is Native Pulse 2009. Raising green bucks to feed homeless in our community each artist will create a 5 X 5 miniature work to be auctioned off to benefit Bienvenidos, a local non profit organization established in 1989 serving the p... [more]

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