ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Don Quade, Peter Wright - Winterowd Fine Art - July 1st - July 14th Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:42:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - SITE Santa Fe - July 16th - January 8th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening in July, this exhibition, en</strong><strong>titled <em>much wider than a line</em>, is part of&nbsp;SITE&rsquo;s&nbsp;ongoing biennial series with a focus on Contemporary Art from the Americas</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>PREVIEW EVENTS: JULY 14 &ndash; 15, 2016<br /> </strong><strong>PUBLIC OPENING: JULY 16, </strong><strong>2016</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>#SITELINES2016<br /> <em>#muchwiderthanaline</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>SITE Santa Fe</strong> is pleased to present&nbsp;<strong><em>SITElines.2016&nbsp;</em></strong>opening on July 16, 2016. This exhibition is the second installment in SITE Santa Fe&rsquo;s reimagined biennial series with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas and features over 30 artists from 16 countries and 11&nbsp;new commissions organized around intersecting ideas brought together by a team of five curators&minus;<strong>Roc&iacute;o Aranda-Alvarado, Kathleen Ash-Milby</strong>, <strong>Pip Day, Pablo Le&oacute;n de la Barra, </strong>and<strong> Kiki Mazzucchelli</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year&rsquo;s biennial, entitled <strong><em>much wider than a line,</em></strong> is an articulation of the interconnectedness of the Americas and various shared experiences such as the recognition of colonial legacies, expressions of the vernacular, the influence of indigenous understandings, and our relationship to the&nbsp;land.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>much wider than a line</strong>&nbsp;</em>takes its title from Leanne Simpson&rsquo;s, <em>Dancing on our Turtle&rsquo;s Back</em>, a book about life ways of Nishnaabeg people. In her accounts of non-colonial conceptions of nationhood and sovereignty, it is the joint care taking required in the overlapping territorial boundaries between one Indigenous nation and another that are traditionally relationship-building. The relationships that emerge are, like the borders themselves, much wider than a&nbsp;line.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The organizing principles of the exhibition take their cue from the remarkable amphitheater structure in Santa Fe designed by the architect Paolo Soleri. Commissioned in the 1960s by Lloyd Kiva New, then Arts Director of the newly founded Institute of American Indian Arts, the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater was originally built to support their groundbreaking curricula in contemporary American Indian drama. The organic concrete building drew on principles of Native American design, and was host to extraordinary performances of American Indian Theater that bridged cultures and histories. The amphitheater was completed in 1970 on the campus of the Santa Fe Indian School (established in 1890 to assimilate Native American children from tribes throughout the Southwestern United States). Today, the structure stands empty, derelict, and is very much a contested site. The amphitheater represents both a historically potent forum for the exploration of collaborative cross-cultural processes and a stand-in for complexities of geopolitical tensions that presently exist in the region and throughout the&nbsp;Americas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Key thematic threads explored in <em><strong>m</strong><strong><em>uch</em>&nbsp;wider than a line</strong></em>&nbsp;include:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Vernacular Strategies</strong> The importance of vernacular sources&minus; in design, architecture, textiles, and technique&minus; that influence the work of artists throughout the Americas.<br /> <strong><br /> Indigenous Understandings</strong> Performance, ritual, histories, and materials drawn from indigenous sources, as they relate to the natural&nbsp;world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Shared Territories</strong> The complexity of networks and affinities in the Americas through questions around identity, race, borders, and emerging de-colonial&nbsp;practices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Participating artists include</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Xenobia Bailey </strong>(b. 1955 Seattle, Washington; lives and works in New York)<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lina Bo Bardi </strong>(b. 1914 &nbsp;Rome, Italy; d. 1992 S&atilde;o Paulo,&nbsp;Brazil)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Margarita Cabrera</strong> (b. 1973 Monterrey, Mexico; lives in El Paso,&nbsp;Texas)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Raven Chacon </strong>(b. 1977 Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, lives in Albuquerque, New&nbsp;Mexico)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Benvenuto Chavajay </strong>(b. 1978 Guatemala City; lives in Guatemala&nbsp;City)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mariana Castillo Deball </strong>(b. 1975 Mexico City, Mexico; lives in&nbsp;Berlin)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lewis deSoto </strong>(b. 1954 San Bernardino, California; lives in Napa, California)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aaron Dysart </strong>(b. 1975 Minneapolis, Minnesota; lives in St. Paul,&nbsp;Minnesota)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Carla Fern&aacute;ndez</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>(b.1973 Saltillo,&nbsp;Mexico, lives in Mexico&nbsp;City)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Miguel Gandert </strong>(b. 1956 Espanola, New Mexico; lives in Albuquerque, New&nbsp;Mexico)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jeffrey Gibson </strong>(b. 1972 Colorado; lives in Hudson, New&nbsp;York)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jorge</strong> <strong>Gonz&aacute;lez </strong>(b. San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San Juan)<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Maria Hupfield </strong>(b. 1975 Georgian Bay,&nbsp;Ontario, Canada; lives in New&nbsp;York)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Graciela Iturbide </strong>(b. 1942 Mexico City; lives in Mexico&nbsp;City)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Zacharias Kunuk&nbsp;</strong>(b. 1957 in Kapuivik, Nunavut, Canada; lives in Igloolik, Nunavut,&nbsp;Canada)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>David Lamelas</strong> (b. 1946 in Buenos Aires; lives in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, and&nbsp;Paris)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Marta Minujin</strong> (b. 1943 Buenos Aires, lives in in Buenos Aires)<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Paulo Nazareth </strong>(b. 1977 Governador Valadares, Brazil; lives in favela do Palmital in Santa Luzia, Belo&nbsp;Horizonte)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>Rometti Costales </strong></strong>(Julia Rometti:&nbsp;b. 1975 Nice, France;&nbsp;Victor Costales:&nbsp;b. 1974 Minsk, Belarus; began collaborating in 2007; they live in&nbsp;Paris)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Abel Rodr&iacute;guez </strong>(b.1943 Nonyuya Community,&nbsp;Colombia)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tanya Tagaq</strong> (b. 1977 in Cambridge Bay, Canada; lives in&nbsp;Canada)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Javier T&eacute;llez</strong> (b. 1969 Valencia, Venezuela; lives in New&nbsp;York)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Juana Valdes </strong>(b. Caba&ntilde;as, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba; lives in&nbsp;Miami)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pierre Verger</strong> (b. 1902 in Paris, France; d. 1996 in Salvador,&nbsp;Brazil)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Erika Verzutti </strong>(b. S&atilde;o Paulo, 1971; lives and works in S&atilde;o&nbsp;Paulo)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">New artist commissions include:</span> </strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jonathas De Andrade</strong> (b. 1982 Macei&oacute;, Brazil; lives in Recife,&nbsp;Brazil)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jonathas De Andrade creates works that reenact ethnographic experiments to ask questions about perception and relation, and how ideas of culture and society are constructed in the popular imagination. Instead of creating consensus, these experiments, derived from the 1952 report from UNESCO,&nbsp;<em>Race and Class in Rural Brazil,&nbsp;</em>explore the radical specificity of individual lives and local cultures. De Andrade will work with locals in Santa Fe to create a new work in this ongoing exploration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Anna Boghiguian </strong>(b. 1946 in Cairo,&nbsp;Egypt)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Anna Boghiguian&rsquo;s drawings, objects, poetry and prose operate both as reflections on the geopolitical conditions in which the people she encounters live, and as documents of the liminal spaces of the cities that she travels through. Boghiguian will be in residence for a month during the summer to create her new work for <em>much wider than a line</em> based on research of the cotton&nbsp;trade.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sonya Kelliher-Combs </strong>(b. 1969 Bethel, Alaska; lives in Anchorage,&nbsp;Alaska)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sonya Kelliher-Combs has used walrus gut, human hair, animal<strong>&nbsp;</strong>fur, and the approximations of hide and skin created from translucent layers of acrylic polymer. For the exhibition she will create a new room size installation that evoke<strong>s</strong>&nbsp;both centuries old Inupiaq cultural practices and the play of personal iconographies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>William Cordova</strong> (b. 1971 Lima, Peru; lives in Miami/New&nbsp;York/Lima)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">William Cordova presents&nbsp;<strong>yawar mallku:&nbsp;<em>sculpting in time</em></strong><em>,</em>&nbsp;a project focused on&nbsp;analyzing/merging the intersectionality between architect&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s transcendentalist influenced values and those of Andean, Japanese, Pueblo and Aztec cultures. Through this work, the artist reveals common strategies subsequently applied by late 1960s and early 1970s young radical activist organizations including the Young Lords, Black Panthers, American Indian Movement, and I Wor Kuen, among&nbsp;others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jorge</strong> <strong>Gonz&aacute;lez </strong>(b. San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San&nbsp;Juan)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Working with local weavers in various regions, Jorge Gonz&aacute;lez creates hand-made portable stools that celebrate the vernacular. These stools play a functional and aesthetic role in cultural spaces. For this exhibition, Gonzalez<br /> will create a series of new stools that will be encountered and used throughout the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>Maria Hupfield </strong></strong>(b. 1975 Georgian Bay,&nbsp;Ontario, Canada; lives in New&nbsp;York)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hupfield&rsquo;s new installation and performance, <em>It is Never Just about Sustenance or Pleasure</em>, explores the contrasts between objects made for wetlands activated within a desert environment. Worn by the artist in a performance, the felt mittens and boots are large and awkward, suggesting a dissonance between the wearer and reality. Within the installation, these items, displayed on plain 2 x 4&rsquo; boards in a spare corner of the gallery, are further estranged from their function as protection from cold air and&nbsp;water.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /> Rometti Costales </strong>(Julia Rometti:&nbsp;b. 1975 Nice, France;&nbsp;Victor Costales:&nbsp;b. 1974 Minsk, Belarus; began collaborating in 2007; they live in&nbsp;Paris)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For collaborators Julia Rometti and Victor Costales, nature is a space for political inscription. Rometti and Costales will be in residence in Santa Fe in the spring to create a new narrative work responding to their research about the&nbsp;region.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Research and Archival Contributions by:</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Margaret Randall</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Albuquerque-based feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall presents an installation of <strong><em>El Corno Emplumado</em></strong>, a revolutionary bi-lingual literary journal that she co-founded and co-edited in Mexico City in the&nbsp;1960s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Conrad Skinner</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Santa Fe-based architect and writer Conrad Skinner contributes to an installation that pays homage to the architecture, history, and impact of the <strong>Paolo Soleri Amphitheater</strong> and the Indian Theater movement at the Institute of American Indian Arts, which commissioned this significant&nbsp;landmark.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">SITE Center Community-Based Projects</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pablo Helguera </strong>(b. 1971 Mexico City; lives in New York) SITE Center artist-in-residence will continue the long-term project that he began in 2014 as part of the previous <em>SITElines</em> biennial <em>Unsettled Landscapes</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Francisca Benitez</strong> (b. 1974, Santiago, Chile; lives in New York) will present a new community-based project in collaboration with the New Mexico School for the&nbsp;Deaf.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Raven Chacon</strong> (b. 1977 in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ; lives in Albuquerque) will conduct workshops for young composers and student musicians of the Santa Fe Indian School and stage a&nbsp;concert.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Catalogue</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>much wider than a line</em></strong> will be accompanied by a catalogue focusing on artists, artworks, and the curatorial underpinnings of the exhibition.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:34:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - Monroe Gallery of Photography - July 1st - July 9th Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:20:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - Modified Arts - July 1st 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Each year, <strong>Modified Arts</strong> is proud to celebrate <a title="Independents' Week" href="http://www.localfirstaz.com/independents-week/" target="_blank"><strong>Independents&rsquo; Week</strong></a> with our officemates at <a title="Local First Arizona" href="http://www.localfirstaz.com/index.php" target="_blank"><strong>Local First Arizona</strong></a>. The annual statewide promotion of locally-owned businesses gives Modified the opportunity to showcase uniquely place-based artworks from some of our favorite artists. This year, we are present the work of <a title="Rossitza Todorova" href="http://www.rossitza.net/" target="_blank"><strong>Rossitza Todorova</strong></a>, <a title="Laura Spalding Best" href="http://lauraspaldingbest.com/home.html" target="_blank"><strong>Laura Spalding Best</strong></a>, and <a title="Alexandra Bowers" href="http://alexandrabowersart.com/home.html" target="_blank"><strong>Alexandra Bowers</strong></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Rossitza Todorova</strong> presents works from her recent &ldquo;Intersections&rdquo; series, presenting her own interpretation of Arizona&rsquo;s urban form. These deconstructed mapscapes may appear abstracted, but a close look reveals freeways, streetscapes&mdash;the poured-concrete forms which so dominate this &ldquo;desert&rdquo; city. Todorova&rsquo;s works are currently on display at the <strong>Phoenix Art Museum</strong> as part of the 2015 <strong>Contemporary Forum</strong> Winners&rsquo; exhibition. <strong>Laura Spalding Best</strong>, then, hybridizes the harshness of the desert with our built environment in her &ldquo;islands&rdquo; of urban. Contrasting their manmade nature, Best&rsquo;s portraits present powerlines and streetlights as oases, miragelike in the distance, arranged in an array to emphasize their endless presence across the Valley. <strong>Alexandra Bowers</strong> shares the purest natural: desert flora and fauna, shown again in array, surrounding us with their harsh beauty no matter how we choose to shut ourselves off with the built environment. The artist&rsquo;s woodburning has long captured the city&rsquo;s attention, and this latest series gives us the purest essence of these desert plants, turning their often-harsh look into something which draws the viewer close, urging them to interact.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together, the three artists span the spectrum of what it means to be a resident of Arizona. The harsh manmade roads, the lights and power sources peaking out of the dirt allowing our presence in the desert, and the plants which form our base, which would remain whether we were present or not.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:07:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Laura Spalding Best, Alexandra Bowers, Rossitza Todorova - Modified Arts - June 17th - July 9th <p style="text-align: justify;">Each year, <strong>Modified Arts</strong> is proud to celebrate <a title="Independents' Week" href="http://www.localfirstaz.com/independents-week/" target="_blank"><strong>Independents&rsquo; Week</strong></a> with our officemates at <a title="Local First Arizona" href="http://www.localfirstaz.com/index.php" target="_blank"><strong>Local First Arizona</strong></a>. The annual statewide promotion of locally-owned businesses gives Modified the opportunity to showcase uniquely place-based artworks from some of our favorite artists. This year, we are present the work of <a title="Rossitza Todorova" href="http://www.rossitza.net/" target="_blank"><strong>Rossitza Todorova</strong></a>, <a title="Laura Spalding Best" href="http://lauraspaldingbest.com/home.html" target="_blank"><strong>Laura Spalding Best</strong></a>, and <a title="Alexandra Bowers" href="http://alexandrabowersart.com/home.html" target="_blank"><strong>Alexandra Bowers</strong></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Rossitza Todorova</strong> presents works from her recent &ldquo;Intersections&rdquo; series, presenting her own interpretation of Arizona&rsquo;s urban form. These deconstructed mapscapes may appear abstracted, but a close look reveals freeways, streetscapes&mdash;the poured-concrete forms which so dominate this &ldquo;desert&rdquo; city. Todorova&rsquo;s works are currently on display at the <strong>Phoenix Art Museum</strong> as part of the 2015 <strong>Contemporary Forum</strong> Winners&rsquo; exhibition. <strong>Laura Spalding Best</strong>, then, hybridizes the harshness of the desert with our built environment in her &ldquo;islands&rdquo; of urban. Contrasting their manmade nature, Best&rsquo;s portraits present powerlines and streetlights as oases, miragelike in the distance, arranged in an array to emphasize their endless presence across the Valley. <strong>Alexandra Bowers</strong> shares the purest natural: desert flora and fauna, shown again in array, surrounding us with their harsh beauty no matter how we choose to shut ourselves off with the built environment. The artist&rsquo;s woodburning has long captured the city&rsquo;s attention, and this latest series gives us the purest essence of these desert plants, turning their often-harsh look into something which draws the viewer close, urging them to interact.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together, the three artists span the spectrum of what it means to be a resident of Arizona. The harsh manmade roads, the lights and power sources peaking out of the dirt allowing our presence in the desert, and the plants which form our base, which would remain whether we were present or not.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:06:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Ellen Babcock - Center for Contemporary Art - July 1st - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">The power of words, voice, and place are at the center of Albuquerque-based artist Ellen Babcock&rsquo;s installation from <em>C to See</em>. Three sculptural &lsquo;Lecterns&rsquo;, or a place from which one voices the written word, are situated in the Mu&ntilde;oz Waxman Gallery. The Lecterns are &lsquo;complete&rsquo; when utilized by a gallery visitor to read aloud from a selected text. Each lectern and corresponding text creates an individual mood ranging from protected, curious, and demanding for presentation. One Lectern is tall and narrow, offering an unusual vantage point of the gallery; another is private and nestled away like a personal alcove. The third lectern is comprised of broad, shallow, and colorful oblong shapes that create an &lsquo;archipelago&rsquo; on the gallery floor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A selection of readings from authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Smithson accompany each of the lecterns and provide a voice to the sculptures. Babcock invites literature into her work as homage to these texts in relation to our own embodied perspective and sense of place.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the artist</strong><br />Ellen Babcock draws inspiration from landscapes and from the panoply of materials, often scavenged or re-used, for her sculptures and installations. She has exhibited at numerous New Mexico and California venues, including SCA Contemporary Arts in Albuquerque, and in San Francisco Arts at the Arts Commission Gallery, Southern Exposure, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Exploratorium. Babcock assisted many internationally renowned artists as a technician and materials researcher with the Art Foundry in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1985-1999. She moved to San Francisco in 2000 to pursue an MFA at the California College of the Arts, and completed artist residencies at Recology and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Babock was awarded the Cadogan Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation and was an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts 2002-2004 where she received an Arts Studio award. In 2009, she became Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and founded Friends of the Orphan Signs (FOS), an organization that sites collaboratively produced public art of abandoned signage. <a href="http://www.ellenbabcock.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ellenbabcock.com/</a></p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:59:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list cannupa hanska luger - Center for Contemporary Art - July 1st - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Everything Anywhere</em>is a sculptural installation that invites engagement, performance, and personal narrative. Cannupa Hanska Luger, a New Mexico-based artist creates a semi-figurative ceramic head (approx 6&rsquo; tall) that is resting in the spector ripps project space. The ceramic mass of the head consists of smaller bead-like forms strung together on steel supports. The &lsquo;bead&rsquo; objects range gallery with woven fiber &lsquo;hair&rsquo; reverberating outwards from the figure and climbing the gallery walls, creating a shelter in which the public is summoned to enter. Low-range cooing and sounds of comfort exit the sculpture serving as a beacon of safety. An alternate viewing area in the gallery doubles as a stage with a microphone that hosts a variety of literary events and performances. Viewers who engage with the microphone hear their words resound from the sculpture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Everything Anywhere</em> is a metaphor of the universe that draws upon the intercultural manifestation of nature through matriarchal forms. The installation embodies the fluid nature of a collective human experience; how humanity and individuality react to an overarching social structure and dependence to a human connection and the land for survival. The threads of hair serve as connections from all entities on the planet to the &lsquo;Mother&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Through this installation I hope to create a space for socially engaged performance works to embody various themes on human connectivity. The work focuses on themes surrounding the necessity of oral tradition as a way to pass information and story between generations and become a major thread for engaging the audience in a layered context of participation; dismantling the separation between exhibition and viewer.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Cannupa Hanska Luger</strong><br />Born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, in a small town known as Fort Yates, Cannupa Hanska Luger comes from Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Luger's unique, ceramic&shy;-centric, but ultimately multidisciplinary work tells provocative stories of complex Indigenous identities coming up against 21st Century imperatives, mediation, and destructivity. Luger creates socially conscious work that hybridizes his identity as an American Indian in tandem with global issues. His work has been called &ldquo;An expertly executed consideration of Native identit(y)&rdquo; by THE Magazine and Western Art Collector Magazine wrote that Luger &ldquo;gives a modern look at ideas of colonization, adaptability and survival as major components to the development of culture.<br /><a href="http://www.cannupahanska.com" target="_blank">www.cannupahanska.com</a></p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:54:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Victor Teng - Center for Contemporary Art - June 17th - August 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition<em> In Conversation: Works on Paper</em>, reveals a dialogical evolution of abstract figurative drawings by Santa Fe-based artist Victor Teng. Inspired by the spontaneity found in Chinese calligraphy, Teng layers gestural marks of ink and gauche on paper to create dynamic, enigmatic characters. Teng aims to &ldquo;invite the audience into the individual dramas [of these figurative works], which at first glance project a chaotic frenzy, while closer attention reveals playfulness exhibited within brushstrokes and tonal gestures&rdquo; (excerpted from the artist&rsquo;s statement about the work). <br /> <br /> <em>In Conversation: Works on Paper</em> highlights the progression of this lively body of work produced by Teng over the course of the last decade. What begins with a single figure occupying a white page then evolves into pairs, quartets, and up to eight characters with increasingly complex color palettes. The figures can be seen engaging in conversations of personality, movement, and form with their companions as well as with the viewer. Their personal dispositions develop from Teng&rsquo;s observations on humanity, &ldquo;conjuring [themes of] familiarity, intimacy, communication, secrets shared, secrets kept, silences that challenge the act of living socially, and keeping company with your past, both imaginary and real&rdquo; (excerpted from the artist&rsquo;s statement about the work).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Artist</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Victor Teng, of Chinese ethnic background,was born in the Philippines. He received a BFA in painting from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied both painting and ceramics. Teng moved to New York City, where he attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School as a Max Beckman Scholar, and received his MFA at Hunter College.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the past 40 years, Teng has been exhibiting work in both solo and group shows in NYC and surrounding areas. He has attended residencies at the Henry Street Settlement, Millay Colony for the Arts, and at the Manhattan Graphic Center for Printmaking. Through 2008, he primarily worked out of his painting studio in Chinatown, New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Teng&rsquo;s move to Santa Fe in 2009 has allowed him to develop a new body of ink drawings, in addition to his continuation of work in painting and ceramics. Since living in Santa Fe, Teng&rsquo;s work has been shown at Patina Gallery, in Axle Contemporary&rsquo;s group exhibition at Peters Projects Art Gallery, and has been collected by New Mexico&rsquo;s The Art in Public Places program.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:51:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Shelley Muzylowski Allen - Blue Rain Gallery - Railyard - June 24th - July 16th Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:44:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list