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This year the International Folk Art Market celebrates its fifteenth birthday. IFAM first began in 2004 with sixty-one artists from thirty-six countries. Now, that number has more than doubled to 162 artists from fifty-three countries. Officially, the vending is two days...
“They’ll say, ‘Why won’t it just float there?’” Scott Schreck says with a little smirk. “Then I go, ‘I’ll tell you what, let me work on that antigravity device for you.’” He’s talking through the joys and difficulties of translating artistic visions to brick and mortar...
As Raychael Stine guided us to her studio on the fringes of the University of New Mexico campus, where she has been an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing for the past five years, I realized that all my questions were actually the same question: Why dogs?
Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, a Santa Fe–based artist by way of Ecuador and New York began laying the groundwork for her project, In the Mouth of the Mountain Jaguar Everybody is a Dancing Hummingbird, nearly eleven years ago when she first visited a small region of the...
Where are the black women in colonial New Mexican history? Typically, the 1500s and 1600s are defined by a series of male Spanish conquistadors and governors whose names litter the city: Coronado, Peralta, De Vargas. Their expeditions brought soldiers and their families...
During the 2000 presidential race, a behind-the-scenes graphic designer at CNN arbitrarily assigned red as the color of the Republican Party. Overnight, phrases like “red states” entered our language, and political associations have overtaken many of the rich symbolic...
Tansey Contemporary: The title of this fiber-art exhibition smacks of redundancy—if you couldn’t guess, it’s about memory—but it’s surprisingly economical in other respects. Recall, Recapture, Remember features twenty-two artists from across the Southwest, selected...
Words, whether in the form of slogans, mantras, or hip-hop lyrics, matter, and they are treated reverentially and humorously by multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw, Cherokee), whose work is the subject of Like a Hammer, a show on view at the Denver...
Richard Levy Gallery: Confession: water freaks me out. Floods, hurricanes, waves of any size, hail, steam, swamps, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, snow—it doesn’t matter. And don’t get me started on modern plumbing or droughts, for that matter. Regardless of form...
Paper has a memory. Each crease is recorded in the impression left where it was once folded. It can expand like origami, and it can collapse into flatness again, but its history remains pressed into the stuff it’s made of. It is this material and all the marks worn...
You can lie or you can tell the truth. You can’t do both but you can do one or the other. There are people who pretend to do both. Their pretense is nothing more or less than a lie. At first, lying is easy and honesty seems like the impossible dream. Over time, lying gets...
Larry Bell: Hocus, Focus and 12, currently on view at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, is a large-scale exhibition focusing on the artist’s minimalist, architectonic works that reference the clean modernism of Southern California as well as the sleek geometric forms of...
God, Guns and Guts, Atmore, AL, 2015, Wendy Young