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The Curator

You will be happy: There’s just something about Faustino de Vargas

Art Features His paintings hanging on a wall behind him, Faustino de Vargas tells the woman in his barber chair that he became a better hairdresser after studying the visual arts.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Paint the Aspens

Isn’t that why we’re here?

Winter Guide I’m new to Santa Fe—why wouldn’t I attempt to paint the aspens? Isn’t that what people do? They move to Los Angeles to be actors, writers and musicians; to New York City to be (different kinds of) actor...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Where Culture Happens

Nudes exhibit and music series know where it’s at

Art Features Culture happens. That is, it can be curated, but it cannot be created intentionally. To be a part of culture, one has to be in it, participating. It doesn’t happen in newspapers or museums. Let me illustrate

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Reel Money

In Brief

Local News Last Friday, members of Santa Fe’s art community invested $8,015 in the imagination and self-esteem of 20 DeVargas Middle School students during SITE Santa Fe’s micro-granting dinner, SPREAD 2.0. The event ...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Art in the Back of a Truck

Axle Contemporary want you to ask,

Art Features Axle Contemporary had partnered with the New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop for Vidrio y los Muertos, a Day of the Dead exhibition. Next to the workshop’s kiln, Axle’s mobile gallery—devised from a cu...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Matthew Irwin

SPREADing the Wealth

SITE Santa Fe’s micro-granting initiative, take two

Art Features Among the eight finalists for SITE Santa Fe’s micro-granting initiative, SPREAD, one will walk away with…let’s see, the minimum ticket price ($15) times 350-ish people, factor in the sliding scale for tic...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Big Picture

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Local News About a week ago, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Executive Director Jacques Paisner told SFR that he and his team had expected the project to expand, but they hadn’t thought the annual event—now in its ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Matthew Irwin

From the Street to the SITE

Exhibition questions through what lenses we view history

Art Features As a whole, Agitated Histories puts history itself on the stand.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Let's Talk About Art

Christopher MacQueen’s “atmospheric landscapes” begin the dialogue

Art Features A self-described installation artist, MacQueen has turned the walls of Eggman’s side gallery into a picture window onto an imaginary landscape.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Matthew Irwin

Spending Money on Art

New woodcuts and the price of location at Argos Studio

Art Features About three years ago, I found my way into art collecting through intaglio, aka printmaking. So given the opportunity to write my first art review for SFR on the sixth annual International Guild of Realism show...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Matthew Irwin
 
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