The box can be a thing and an idea, sometimes diffuse, other times quite literally bounded. To think outside of one is a ready adage, one of those sayings that’s so overused it’s actually lost most of its ability to make a point. But when I think about the box in this exhibition...
The bees have proven themselves remarkably commodifiable, not only through the products they manufacture that humans enjoy, like honey and beeswax, but also as a pattern, a motif, a caricature. The market loves a stripe found in nature. If panda bears are the symbol of neoliberal...
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts: A single visit to the Institute of American Indian Arts' Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is enough to prompt wonder at why those visits are not more frequent [...]
Mary Dezember: Still Howling: When I walked in to Mary Dezember’s reading for Still Howling, upstairs from the plaza in a snug gallery space run by Strangers Collective, the poet came up to me and immediately connected me with something I’d written, something about women, she said...
Peters Projects: Is it possible for an artist to exhaust the format of the self-portrait? Or are we better off asking the opposite question: are artists’ reflections on their own likeness ever enough to fully describe depth of character, change over time, or one’s psyche?...
A recent exhibition at one of Santa Fe's truly contemporary galleries conveyed a tenet of what makes an art space in Santa Fe “contemporary” in the first place. The word is largely misused—by myself and [...]
IAIA MoCNA: It's like seeing an afterimage. Though you blink, a vision continues to persist even after the original ceases. Over time, these images and afterimages layer upon one another, like sediment refusing to settle[...]
The newly acquired work at the Thoma Foundation, by such artists as computer pioneer Vera Molnar, Alan Rath, Steina Vasulka, and Guillermo Galindo, unfolds in so many technological and conceptual directions [...]
Mayeur Projects: I imagine them as children: O’Bryan on the sidewalk, rubbing the concrete with chalk, while Ross sits in the grass and fries ants with a magnifying glass. This comes to me only after [...]
David Richard Gallery: The Park Place Gallery is probably not as prominent as it should be in the art-historical canon. Founded in 1962 by nine artists working in New York City, many of whom were recent West Coast transplants, the gallery’s program was decidedly anti-dogmatic [...]
The Women’s International Study Center (WISC) and form + concept gallery collaborated to present a lecture by Chad Alligood, curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art [...]
Center for Contemporary Arts: How do you sum up a solo exhibition? You could measure it in studio hours, or leagues of thought. Jill O’Bryan counted Mapping Resonance in breaths [...]
Sanitary Tortilla Factory: In the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, among the tufts of brush, cacti, and tangles of hiking paths and winding mountain-bike trails, sits the Embudo Dam, just one of the many flood-control structures that exist throughout the neighborhoods of Albuquerque [...]