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Blame It on the Frames

Local business struggles to survive amid big-box competition

Arts Valve Sixty-two-year-old Josie Lucero is used to the almost nonexistent foot traffic at Emmanuel’s, her Cerrillos Road frame shop. “Oh God, it’s gone down,” she says of the current state of the framing indust...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Enrique Limón

Face Booked

Sarah Nolan finds inspiration in the darndest places

Arts Valve Manning the sleepy desk at the Plaza Galeria space where her first solo show, Innercapes hangs, Sarah Nolan is used to low foot traffic. “It’s mostly tourists and sandwich lovers,” she says, referencing t...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Enrique Limón

Paper Rub

X marks the spot

Arts Valve Continuing the lo-fi aesthetic of their latest exhibit, CutGlueFold, Axle Contemporary presents The Flatfile Show­, a paper-driven curatorial experiment that shines a spotlight on the most basic of mediums.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Enrique Limón

No Reserve

Stan Natchez keeps it all in the family

Arts Valve One step inside Stan Natchez’ gallery and it’s clear he’s not your conventional Native artist. “I paint to understand the world that surrounds me,” he says, as he swiftly applies gold leaf to an 8-fo...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Enrique Limón

Proud Teri

Teri Greeves beads ‘em to the punch

Arts Valve “I’m a beadworker first. If you want to call me an artist, that’s fine,” Greeves says modestly, even though one of her pieces—a pair of beaded Converse high-tops—resides in the Smithsonian’s Nat...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Enrique Limón

Momma Said Knock you Off

Roger Shimomura makes it pop

Arts Valve As witnessed in his latest show, An American Knockoff, seasoned artist Roger Shimomura’s work walks the line between political statement and absurdity. A product, he says, that spawns from spending his format...

Friday, August 10, 2012 Enrique Limón

Three Blind Heists

Trio of art thefts rattle local gallery

Arts Valve It was billed as a homage to the likes of Ed Ruscha, Wallace Berman and Ed Kienholz, but Eggman & Walrus’ Ferus seemed marred from the get-go.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Enrique Limón

Cumera Obscura

Artist Ben Haggard is click-crazy

Arts Valve The first thing you notice upon entering Ben Haggard’s Second Street studio is a desk that’s seen better days, lined in freezer paper and covered with globs of colorful acrylic paint. “I call it my dispos...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Enrique Limón

Cuff Guy

For artist Gino Natchez, beading is fundamental

Arts Valve The energy inside Natchez Art Studio is palpable. A multigenerational exhibit consisting of 100-plus pieces titled Indian Without Reservation is going up in preparation for Indian Market.The term “wearable ...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Enrique Limón

Capital City

Son of a preacher man pushes all the right buttons

Arts Valve Steve Lambert can’t hide his excitement as he approaches his monumental Capitalism: Works for me! interactive install—or as he simplistically likes to call it, “the sign”—located outside the Santa Fe ...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Enrique Limón
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