Jennifer Muñoz has been with the Santa Fe Police Department for 71/2 years. In November, the lifelong Santa Fean left her position as administrative secretary for detective investigations for a newly created one: SFPD anti-graffiti coordinator.
What 6/6/6 surfeits in concept (“six artists, six cities, six connections”), it lacks in size and thematic links. There are only 18 pieces (ideally three per artist, but not in practice) and they’re a solid bunch, but the connections seem to go no further than phone tag.
If the exchange of famous vaginas for subtle, literary feminist allusions means progress, we’re in. Female artists Amy Cutler, Ruth Claxton and Runa Islam stage three structurally different but thematically related shows for a collaboration that will not be tied down, nor told what it is or how far it can go.
Albuquerque-based artist Ted Laredo creates geometric pieces, usually spin-offs on cubes—let’s call them boxes—using combinations of acrylic paint, glass micro beads and cotton twill tape. None of the boxes—or elaborate extensions thereof—are just boxes and, as in life, no two are the same.
According to last year’s Facebook statistics, 43,869,800 people changed their relationship statuses to “single,” while only 28,460,516 people changed their statuses to “in a relationship.” Maybe it’s time to drop some serious bills to show you appreciate your special someone—or at least having one.
Mark Barone and Marina Dervan are taking a year off from their regular lives for An Act of Dog, a Santa Fe-based art project geared at raising money to make animal shelters no-kill. Barone is in the process of painting 5,500 euthanized dogs—the number of dogs killed in US shelters each day.
From John Wayne to Jeff Bridges, from escapism to jingoism, from open skies to internment camps, the American West is a buoyant metaphor for whatever American mythos one hopes to portray at any given moment.