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Color Me Alienated

This is a portrait of the artist as a parsed, scattered, reiterated man

Art Features You are what you do. You are what you eat. Let’s face it, you probably are what you google. But for your sake and mine, I hope you don’t end up resembling Jason Salavon’s “Spigot (Babbli...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Marin Sardy

Not Fade Away

SITE reanimates the biennial

Art Features The newest SITE Santa Fe biennial, The Dissolve, hit the city’s art scene in a string of previews, parties and performances last week. But the show itself proves that all this fuss is about more than the ...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Marin Sardy

Outside the Box

An installation puts all human knowledge in order—or not

Art Features Remember the Being John Malkovich scene in which John Cusack’s character discovers the portal to the inside of Malkovich’s head? He’s at work in that 7th floor office, surrounded by floor-to-l...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Marin Sardy

Power to the Poster

Freedom and totalitarianism collide for advertisement

Art Features Here’s a thought experiment for you: Start with a society that has a long creative tradition and take the “market” out of its art market. You could, for example, establish a Communist state ...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Marin Sardy

Brush with Death

David Nakabayashi’s paintings get lost in the middle of nowhere

Art Features In his artist’s statement for Winterstate, David Nakabayashi says the inspiration for his new stock of paintings is a near-death experience: a wintry car accident that left him stranded on the side of the...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 John Photos

Kissing Cousins

Santa Fe plays host to two international photo exhibits that look nothing alike

Art Features The simultaneous photogrphy exhibitions at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art and Skotia Gallery oppose one another in nearly every way. In doing so, they trace the divergent paths contemporary photography has taken...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 John Photos

Reality Bytes

LewAllen examines the contemporary landscape of contemporary landscapes

Art Features Vanishing Points marks the launch of LewAllen Projects with a curated group exhibition in the gallery’s Railyard location. The man behind the curtain is Alex Ross, an employee of LewAllen and a sometime a...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 John Photos

Overexposed

In saving the West, Ansel Adams may have destroyed photography

Art Features My relationship with Ansel Adams, to use the current parlance, is complicated. One cannot deny his technical mastery. He literally wrote the book—several, actually—on darkroom photography. So what i...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 John Photos

Freedom of Press

A new gallery tries to fill the gap

Art Features It took Christopher Benson 25 years to graduate from art school. After leaving in 1982, he returned to the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and completed the final year of his program to receive a BFA in p...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 John Photos

Moral History

Jerry West paints the personal, the public and the profound

Art Features Every town has a biographer, and painter Jerry West comes by the role of Santa Fe’s biographer naturally. Over dinner, the entirety of our conversation revolved around the history and geography of New Mex...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 John Photos
 
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