June 28, 2017
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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Meow Wolf critics contemplate art vs. entertainment conundrum

Art Features After all the artists’ work, all the praise, all the money generated for Santa Fe and New Mexico—after all that, how do we see Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return? Is the collective making art?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Eric Killelea

BUST! a Move

Wise Fool circus camp challenges the norm

Art Features “In a society that profits from self-doubt, liking yourself is a radical act.” These words are displayed near a mirror at Wise Fool, the local nonprofit that promotes social justice through circus, puppet...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Liz Brindley

Matthew Mullins gets back to nature

And totally goes with the flow

Art Features Walk into any gallery on Canyon Road and you’ll likely encounter a landscape painting: stunning vistas, expansive skies, expensive prices. After a while, the subject is worn out.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Liz Brindley

Different Wavelength

Axle Contemporary’s new exhibit uses brainwaves to alter art

Art Features What if your thoughts had the power to change a work of art? At Axle Contemporary’s upcoming exhibition, Brain Waves, they do. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Liz Brindley

Eye to Eye

Pain yields compassion in Ventana Fine Art’sretrospective for modernist Paul-Henri Bourguignon

Art Features I visited Ventana Fine Art’s retrospective for Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906-1988) last Thursday morning, a few hours before President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States was leaving the Pari...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Jordan Eddy

Nightwatch

Lavanya Reed lights the way through dark dream worlds in new solo exhibition

Art Features When Lavanya Reed was growing up in Santa Fe, her father came home one day with a turquoise tattoo of a dragon on his arm. “It was really fresh, so it just glowed,” says Reed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Jordan Eddy

Cartography

Israel Francisco Haros Lopez travels back to the future in a Curate Santa Fe solo show

Art Features “Under restoration. / trying to piece together / 100o murals inside my mind” — so read the opening lines of mexican jazz part 22, a poem Israel Francisco Haros Lopez wrote in late 2015.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Jordan Eddy

Color Theory

The New Mexico Museum of Art’s newest curator brings fresh hues to the institution’s 20th century curatorial program

Art Features Not long after Christian Waguespack arrived at the New Mexico Museum of Art as the new curator of 20th-century art, he commissioned several enormous color swatches as part of a risky pitch.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Jordan Eddy

Early Career

As they prepare for adulthood, SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators aren’t pulling punches

Art Features Twenty-three high school students entered SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators program at the beginning of the school year.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Jordan Eddy

Subtractions

Parker Laughlin Jennings narrows things down in new solo exhibition

Art Features Parker Laughlin Jennings is a carpenter by trade, and he’s worked as a set builder at the Santa Fe Opera for a little over four years. “Most carpenters make this clear delineation between being an artist an...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Jordan Eddy
 
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