Welcome to another issue of The Magazine! This issue is anchored by a number of diverse features that span painting, art travel, performance, and more: Clayton Porter and Chelsea Weathers made the trek up to El Rito to visit the studio of Shane Tolbert for the “Studio Visit.” Marina La Palma contributes a think piece dealing with the role of icons and countercultural tropes in the age of hacker culture in “Anonymous: Icons, Hackers, and the Carnivalesque.” In “New Feet on an Old Stage,” Maxwell Lucas tells the story of Santa Fe’s longest-running performing arts organization, Performance Santa Fe, and the new direction of its future as it enters its 82nd season. I had the pleasure of contributing “Field Report: Naoshima,” in which I share some of the deeply transformative elements of my recent art pilgrimage to Japan.
In our other departments, Ann Landi writes about a group show of Taos artists at Vivian Horan Fine Art in New York. Joshua Baer tell us the ten biggest lies about wine in “One Bottle.” We introduce a new artist to our “Printed Page” series with Nani Chacon’s mural We’ve Always Found Our Way Home (in print only). Santa Fe–based poet Nathaniel Tarn contributes two poems from his recently published book Gondwana to our “Writings” page. Don’t miss some excellent reviews spanning exhibitions in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and Taos. And lastly, this issue’s “Out + About” spread is a flashback to the The Magazine archive with Out + About photos printed in 1993. Take a look and you may be able to spot some familiar faces!
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As ever, thank you so much for reading!