Santa Fe has an eclectic roster of visual art galleries that are constantly opening locally and internationally renowned works, and you could easily spend a lifetime exploring them. Good thing we’re here to guide you through the summer.
Center For Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338, ccasantafe.org
The CCA opens The Cassavetes Project, a Steve Reisch piece featuring 27 behind-the-scenes photographs of the pre-production of Three Plays of Love and Hate. In 1981, Reisch met director John Cassavetes in the lobby of Hollywood's Center Theater and received six months of unlimited access to a cast that included Gena Rowlands, Jon Voight and Peter Falk.
2351 Fox Road, Ste. 700, 257-8417, 5pointgallery.com
Curator Max Baseman, one of the youngest gallery owners in the City Different, presents "stunning work" from artists Michael Diaz and Tom Miller. Texas-bred Diaz showcases his 2D exhibit focusing on reductive and minimal drawings, as New Mexican Miller reveals Set to Topple and Equivalent Architecture, an installation expected to split the warehouse-style gallery with tiered, painted cinder blocks challenging our understanding of how structures shape surroundings.
2891-B Trades West Road, 670-9276
In the Siler District, artist and curator Michael Freed offers Known Subverts, a group exhibition that "questions, critiques, mocks, parodies, confronts, or otherwise challenges societal, systemic, and institutional norms."
125 Lincoln Ave., 820-0788 popsantafe.com
Arizona-based fine artist Daniel Martin Diaz explores the arcane mysteries of life and science through illustration. In Eternal Universe, his esoteric, mechanical representations of anatomy question how we "use or misuse technology" and how our actions alter the future of humanity.
125 Lincoln Ave., Suite 110, 437-1107
Encaustic artist and photographer Angel Wynn aims to generate awareness for Adelita: Women Soldiers of the Mexican Revolution. The term "Adelita" represents female warriors who "followed their husbands and lovers to war" during 1910 and 1920 on US soil. They cooked and nursed wounds and never hesitated to brandish guns and shoot when they had to.
930 Baca St., Ste. C, 982-5000, artifactsantafe.com
During the third annual Baca Street Bash, curators Jennifer Joseph and Chris Collins utilize the ART.i.factory space inside the consignment clothier to open Taking Back Orange, a nationwide attempt to reappropriate the color after the hue has become a meme or a euphemism for Trump's fake-tanned aura.
form & concept
435 South Guadalupe St., 982-8111 formandconcept.center
Broken Boxes features over 40 visual artists, filmmakers, sound artists, performance artists and community organizers. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibition includes work from Indigenous activists, queer artists, female-identifying artists and artists of color who "challenge current traditions of existence in an oppressive society."
225 Canyon Road, 820-0807 owencontemporary.com
The fine art gallery displays a series of works from Albuquerque-based artist Kevin Tolman, whose earth-hued abstract expressionist paintings and collages on canvas evoke the landscapes of his frequent visits to the Cromeleque dos Almendres in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
225 Canyon Road, Ste. 14, 983-1434 meyergalleries.com
The classically inspired showing presents works from Fatima Ronquillo, a Philippines-born and Santa Fe-based artist whose playful paintings offer summertime romantics surreal portraits of cupids and young bacchus, not to mention nuns with flower crowns.
FreeForm Art Space
3012 Cielo Court, 692-9249 freeformartspace.com
Niomi Fawn of Curate Santa Fe opens The Only Way Out is Through, a varied and intellectually stimulating show including New Mexican painters Jared Weiss, Tim Reed, Cyrus McCray and Todd White.