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Triple Threat

Rebels presents three distinct takes on lowbrow art

Art Features “Lowbrow” is a word fraught with symbolism. The term, which originated in California in the 1970s to describe a wave of colorful, energetic art inspired by sundry slices of the zeitgeist—punk ro

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Reyan Ali

Common Ground

Land Use/Misuse examines man’s tumultuous relationship with nature

Art Features Man is a secondary, negligible entity in Land Use/Misuse—a fact both banal and remarkable.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Reyan Ali

Of Wickets, Sixers and Cultural Chasms

Sweat 2011

Art Features If you want to know how to play cricket properly, the first thing you need to learn is how to plead overdramatically.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Reyan Ali

Cash Prizes

Louviere + Vanessa’s Counterfeit makes the most out of money

Art Features A US dollar might be small and worth little, but it is no simple thing.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Reyan Ali

Deadly Delights

Last Supper examines Natives’ dire relationship with diabetes

Art Features Making art that’s both creatively powerful and morally instructive is no easy task. The key to fulfilling both instincts (should they clash) is subtlety. Last Supper, C Maxx Stevens’ site-specific i...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Reyan Ali

Making it New

Indian Market honors tradition, but its artists break the mold

Art Features After graduating college in 1999, Native American jeweler David Gaussoin travelled the world from Europe to Africa. He found new people and new approaches to art and saw the works of Michelangelo, Picasso and t...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Chee Brossy

Medium Well

Clear and Present begins to explore the myriad possibilities of glass

Art Features Most glass metaphors are just too easy. As we’ve spent centuries utilizing the material in three primary capacities—for dinnerware, windows and mirrors—we made symbolic associations with two of these mani...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Reyan Ali

Worlds Apart

Two local staples stand side by side, but grow ever idiosyncratic

Art Features The perpetual liveliness of Santa Fe’s art scene is self-evident—take SFR’s overstuffed visual arts listings as proof—but even so, the city gains a certain vigor during the weekend of Tr...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Reyan Ali

L’Art Pour L’Tweet

Deconstructing social media’s impact on art

Art Features In a matter of weeks, the mobile art gallery Kianga Ellis Productions descended on Santa Fe, organized a show and now aims to revolutionize the way this art town talks about art. On July 29, KEP opens its three...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Lucas Iberico Lozada

Visions of Vice

Evoke Contemporary unravels the many implications of Decadence

Art Features What does “decadence” mean? Putting aside the word’s basic definitions (a state of self-indulgence or a period of decline), consider how it appears in contemporary culture.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Reyan Ali
 
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