Canyon Road needs no introduction, pomp or circumstance. (Try driving down it any warm Friday when a number of its galleries hold openings, and its renown and fanfare are evident.) But a little community never hurt.
Sure, skin is a metaphor. It represents, at opposite ends, oppression and privilege. But it’s also a metaphor that’s written all over your face. In HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor, eight artists explore skin to varying results.
Environmental art is hard to peg down; its definition is as uncertain as the future of the environment. Just as one person’s reusable grocery bag is another’s mass transit, one person’s mammoth (often destructive) land art is another’s recycled art materials.
The Lensic theater space turns 80 this year and simultaneously celebrates 10 years since it became the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center. The Lensic marks this milestone with the same varied arsenal of events it has wielded throughout its history.
In literature, tragedy usually involves a respected character whose situation goes from bad to worse. A tragicomedy usually involves the same trajectory, but with enough humor or flippancy to leaven the situation—much like David Leigh’s exhibition, The Donna Party.
According to Phillips Director and Chief Curator Irene Hofmann, SITE Santa Fe’s micro-granting art initiative SPREAD was the largest event of its kind. SPREAD raised nearly $8,000 for the kitty through sales of 250 tickets, as well as donations, for the March 18 dinner.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims it never endorsed throwing paint at models wearing fur. These days, the animal rights organization takes a relative flies-with-honey approach. This year, it even hosted an industry-acceptable Fashion Week party, which operated much like other lavish fashion galas—save the video about animal slaughtering.
Crazed on caffeine, mired in deadlines and armed with enough power cords to make rash decisions, a personal relationship with Zen escapes me. Conceptually, on the other hand, and very basically, it proffers wisdom through meditation. By extension, it incorporates clean lines and a clear mind.
Linda Durham and her gallery have been a force in Santa Fe’s creative
community since she first happened on her career and developed a habit
of representing New Mexico and its artists locally and internationally.
Now, after 33 years in business, Durham will close her gallery on March