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Art Medicine

How we meet artistic vision with daily necessity

Art Features I envision a world in which we make no distinction between the arts and, let’s say, business or politics, the unifying factors being a sense of imagination and a desire for connection.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Matthew Irwin

The Roadsign More Traveled

Axle Contemporary haiku project collected in book

Art Features Haiku puts images out there—everyday images—juxtaposes them, makes a joke or cuts an image in an unsuspected way. Then we, the viewers, decide what, if anything, the poem means.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Matthew Irwin

School of Imagination

New Mexico and the Black Mountain College experiment

Art Features  This story bursts at the margins with names all connected to the great and short-lived experiment in arts education known as Black Mountain College.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Matthew Irwin

To Go Home

Laguna Pueblo artist views the whole through the broken pieces

Art Features Marla Allison’s paintings captivate me.Art that grabs me tends to initiate a dialogue about identity as a product of internal self and external place.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Matthew Irwin

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

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

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

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
 
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