Santa Fe Reporter - Art Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-20-1-art-features.html <![CDATA[The City Self-Sufficient - Santa Fe Makerspaces Unite!]]>
By: Liz Brindley
“Santa Fe is a city of makers,” Ginger Richardson, a leading founder of MAKE Santa Fe, says.
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<![CDATA[Frontier Carnival - The Rendezvous makes immortals of those on the margins]]>
By: Alicia Inez Guzmán
When I first taught the art of Kent Monkman at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the air in the classroom was thick with discomfort.
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<![CDATA[Art in the Time of Protest - How Standing Rock inspired new Native-owned gallery]]>
By: Eric Killelea
Even at the trendy Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival in May, Zoë Urness stood out.]]>
<![CDATA[Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? - Meow Wolf critics contemplate art vs. entertainment conundrum]]>
By: Eric Killelea
After all the artists’ work, all the praise, all the money generated for Santa Fe and New Mexico—after all that, how do we see Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return? Is the collective making art?]]>
<![CDATA[BUST! a Move - Wise Fool circus camp challenges the norm]]>
By: Liz Brindley
“In a society that profits from self-doubt, liking yourself is a radical act.” These words are displayed near a mirror at Wise Fool, the local nonprofit that promotes social justice through circus, puppetry and theater.]]>
<![CDATA[Matthew Mullins gets back to nature - And totally goes with the flow]]>
By: Liz Brindley
Walk into any gallery on Canyon Road and you’ll likely encounter a landscape painting: stunning vistas, expansive skies, expensive prices. After a while, the subject is worn out.
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<![CDATA[Different Wavelength - Axle Contemporary’s new exhibit uses brainwaves to alter art]]>
By: Liz Brindley
What if your thoughts had the power to change a work of art? At Axle Contemporary’s upcoming exhibition, Brain Waves, they do. ]]>
<![CDATA[Eye to Eye - Pain yields compassion in Ventana Fine Art’sretrospective for modernist Paul-Henri Bourguignon]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
I visited Ventana Fine Art’s retrospective for Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906-1988) last Thursday morning, a few hours before President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States was leaving the Paris Agreement.
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<![CDATA[Nightwatch - Lavanya Reed lights the way through dark dream worlds in new solo exhibition]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
When Lavanya Reed was growing up in Santa Fe, her father came home one day with a turquoise tattoo of a dragon on his arm. “It was really fresh, so it just glowed,” says Reed.]]>
<![CDATA[Cartography - Israel Francisco Haros Lopez travels back to the future in a Curate Santa Fe solo show]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
“Under restoration. / trying to piece together / 100o murals inside my mind” — so read the opening lines of mexican jazz part 22, a poem Israel Francisco Haros Lopez wrote in late 2015.
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<![CDATA[Color Theory - The New Mexico Museum of Art’s newest curator brings fresh hues to the institution’s 20th century curatorial program]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Not long after Christian Waguespack arrived at the New Mexico Museum of Art as the new curator of 20th-century art, he commissioned several enormous color swatches as part of a risky pitch.
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<![CDATA[Early Career - As they prepare for adulthood, SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators aren’t pulling punches]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Twenty-three high school students entered SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators program at the beginning of the school year.
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<![CDATA[Subtractions - Parker Laughlin Jennings narrows things down in new solo exhibition]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Parker Laughlin Jennings is a carpenter by trade, and he’s worked as a set builder at the Santa Fe Opera for a little over four years. “Most carpenters make this clear delineation between being an artist and being a craftsman,” Jennings says.]]>
<![CDATA[Dance Dance Revolution - Political turmoil won’t knock these performers off balance]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Fierce Feminine Risings, debuts this Saturday and features eight artists: seven women and one man.]]>
<![CDATA[Sedimentary Poetry - Christopher J Johnson reimagines poetry’s colloquial power]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Christopher J Johnson likes to write poetry on buses and in cafés—locations where he must maintain intense focus to tune out the bustle. We met for coffee at such a place one morning last week.
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<![CDATA[Artology - Project space devoted to art and science springs up on Agua Fría]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
If you’re trying to self-fund an art space, here’s an idea: Buy a burned-out building. Fixer-uppers are highly affordable, and smoke damage is an edgy aesthetic.
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<![CDATA[From New York to New Mexico: A Celebration of Emil Bisttram's Artistic Vision - ]]>
By: Kendall Mac
What the heck is Emil Bisttram Day anyway?]]>
<![CDATA[Unmasked - Legendary cartoonists reveal fine art powers at City of Mud]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
There’s a way to be a cartoonist without ever spilling a drop of ink. “Most comics are done completely digitally these days,” says Jamie Chase, a local illustrator who works with respected publishers such as Dark Horse Comics.
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<![CDATA[The Cosmopolitans - New art blog unites up-and-coming artists in Santa Fe—and across the world]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Is the internet strengthening human connections or degrading civil society? In an era of “fake news” and presidential Twitter tirades, the debate seems all but settled.
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<![CDATA[Mind Games - Seeing sounds with the synesthetic brain of Reyes Padilla]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Imagine for a moment you can see every sound around you. The clink of a coffee cup produces a burst of blue triangles, a passing car is accompanied by rolling yellow polka dots and a barking dog emits bright red rectangles.
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