Lauren Tresp

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Female Artists and the Museum: Visibility, Iconography, and Legacy   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Eleanor Antin, Judith Francisca Baca, Louise Bourgeois, Ligia Bouton, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Angela Ellsworth, Micol Hebron, Eva Hesse, Nancy Wilson Kitchel, Ana Mendieta, Faith Ringgold, Juane Quick-to See-Smith, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Beatrice Wood at New Mexico Museum of Art September 11th, 2015 - January 17th, 2016
Posted 9/29/15
New Mexico enjoys—or sometimes suffers from—a number of artworld stereotypes and iconic images. This is a good thing, as it draws many people to this very special, out-of-the way place. But images of western landscapes and traditional Native American pottery looms so large in popular consciousness, that the whole other-world of contemporary artists working in Santa Fe, and the Southwest in general, can be overshadowed or obscured completely. This is not at all to diminish the value of these... [more]
Big city digs alongside premier Rocky Mountains destinations, an unquenchable taste for craft and micro-breweries, an accelerating infiltration by the young and ambitious… top it off with the legalization of marijuana and the result is a city bursting with people and energy. It’s an exciting time to be part of the emerging cultural scene that is Denver, Colorado. Following heightened national scrutiny and increased tourist attention over the past year, the Mile High City feels ripe and ready... [more]
Settling Unsettled Landscapes: Talking about SITElines   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Shuvinai Ashoona, Jamison Chas Banks, Raymond Boisjoly, Andrea Bowers, Matthew Buckingham, Adriana Bustos, Johanna Calle, Luis Camnitzer, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chavez, Liz Cohen, Minerva Cuevas, Blue Curry, Agnes Denes, Juan Downey, Futurefarmers, Anna Bella Geiger, Frank Gohlke, Pablo Helguera, James Hyde, Deborah Jack, Yishai Jusidman, Leandro Katz, Irene Kopelman, Miler Lagos, Glenda Léon, Ric Lum, Antonio Vega Macotela, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jason Middlebrook, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Kent Monkman, Patrick Nagatani, Florence Miller Pierce, Marcel Pinas, Edward Poitras, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Kevin Schmidt, Allan Sekula, Melanie Smith, Charles Stankievech, Marcos Ramirez ERRE & David Taylor, Clarissa Tossin at SITE Santa Fe July 19th, 2014 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Posted 7/20/14
SITElines, the new SITE Santa Fe biennial… Natalie Hegert: A point that I want to talk about is how [SITElines] functions as a model for a biennial. How different is this from another themed exhibition you would encounter in any other museum, versus a biennial? Why does this necessarily need to be considered a biennial? It seems more like an investigation of a certain theme that includes artists from across the Americas. What is interesting about this show or this model that they’re trying to... [more]
Rethinking Regional: An Interview With the Curators Who Are Shaking Up SITE Santa Fe   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at SITE Santa Fe July 18th, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Posted 7/2/14
SITE Santa Fe was founded in 1995 as an institutional platform for the only international biennial in the United States, and one of only a few dozen internationally. Since then the number of biennials worldwide has proliferated. In 2011, SITE took a strategic hiatus from the biennial model in order to re-imagine what the SITE Santa Fe biennial could be. In July 2014, SITE returns with , the first of the exhibition series SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, a six-year commitment... [more]
New Western Art: Gazing Upon Chuck Forsman's Not-So-Wild West   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Elena Dorfman, Chuck Forsman, Isabelle Hayeur, David Sharpe at Robischon Gallery March 20th, 2014 - May 10th, 2014
Posted 4/23/14
Western Art in America has seemingly changed little in over a century. Romanticized cowboys, portraits of Native Americans, and the persistent embrace of the sweeping Western landscape. While such paintings remain highly sought after and evoke nostalgia for the wild frontier, for painter and photographer Chuck Forsman, these images are relics of a dated tradition that has persisted beyond its relevance. Forsman is Westerner through and through: born in Idaho and raised in Oregon and Northern... [more]
Mining Northern New Mexico: Human-made Tools to Solve Human-made Problems   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jonathan Blaustein, Nina Elder, Debbie Long at University of New Mexico Harwood Museum of Art February 22nd, 2014 - May 4th, 2014
Posted 3/28/14
In the stark, grandiose landscapes of Northern New Mexico, it is easy to see the human element as small. Significant to be sure, but comparatively outweighed by the beauty and immensity that radiates so gracefully and quietly from big-sky vistas. Compared to the dramatic landscape, the human presence is more akin to interference, a disruption of the Wild West. The byproducts of this human disruption therefore mar the land more visibly and more violently against the backdrop of high desert and... [more]
Santa Fe's Own Art World Outsiders Bring Us Into the Realm of Ice and Art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Crockett Bodelson, Sandra Wang at Center for Contemporary Art January 24th, 2014 - March 30th, 2014
Posted 2/20/14
Although collaborative artist duo SCUBA arrived in Santa Fe relatively recently in 2011, it seems about time they participate in a major solo exhibition. Comprised of Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson, the collaborative partners have become the darlings of the Santa Fe emerging artists scene, bringing playful and accessible innovation to the all-too-often stuffy offerings of Santa Fe’s conventional art market. The pair met in San Francisco in 2007, and formed SCUBA in 2008. Shortly after their... [more]
Art is felt to be Santa Fe’s lifeblood, both in terms of economic prosperity and in the more abstract sense of cultural capital. Thus, visual creations creep their way onto every available surface, and this is part of the city’s charm: art is not restricted to the gallery and the museum. In the City Different, hit exhibitions take place in widely varying venues, from restaurants and cafes to makeshift studios and auto mechanic garages; visual expression just runs that deep. There is a dark side... [more]
The Stereo, the Type   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
cannupa hanska luger at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts August 16th, 2013 - December 31st, 2013
Posted 12/12/13
The words “Native American ceramic vessel” most likely bring to mind images of earthy red clay painted with elaborate patterns in black and white, or perhaps incised. The images the words conjure, it could be said, are stereotypical. However, the ceramic vessels created by contemporary Native American artist Cannupa Hanska Luger are stereotypes of an entirely different order: for one, they are actually stereos. Specifically, they are sculpted boomboxes adorned with “Indian”... [more]
“The Push of a Button”   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Rankin & Dub Ainu Band, ChimÎPom, Peter Cusack, Nina Elder, Eric Lusito, Vanessa Renwick, Bettina Samson, Jim Sanborn, Claudia X. Valdes, Greta Young, Luca Zanier at Center for Contemporary Art October 11th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
Posted 11/15/13
Santa Fe is situated approximately thirty-five miles southeast of Los Alamos, New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb during World War II. Despite or maybe (subconsciously) in spite of this proximity, the two locations couldn't be more different. Santa Fe is a Southwestern mecca of arts, culture, and tourism, offering up countless spiritual traditions, speckled with alternative health and wellness options, and fiercely loyal to its charming adobe style. Just up the hill, tucked away on the... [more]
As Patterns Emerge   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Floyd Newsum at Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe October 3rd, 2013 - November 11th, 2013
Posted 10/11/13
Floyd Newsum's paintings convey a deeply personal, nuanced, and optimistic expression of historical change and motion. Newsum was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had first hand experience observing socio-political and cultural change take shape in the 1960’s. As an adolescent he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. alongside his father, a local firefighter. Newsum received his BFA from the Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has been a professor of... [more]
The Pearl of Memory   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Enrique Martinez Celaya at SITE Santa Fe July 13th, 2013 - October 13th, 2013
Posted 9/26/13
It is curious how memories from childhood have their own specific barriers to being completely restored. They are not only hollowed out by the distance of time, but also altered fundamentally as psychosocial development takes its course. The result is a slippage between history and its many emotional associations; what’s left are mixed feelings of remorseful nostalgia and relief that bygones are indeed bygone. In , Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya takes up the drama of youth,... [more]
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