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March 2019

Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

March 29 - May 25
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Albuquerque artist Ryan Singer unveils a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings of Navajo Nation landscapes populated by cultural icons. The artist’s vivid imagery showcases original narratives inspired by dreams and childhood memories while interweaving subtle socio-political commentary. “My older sister was really into sci-fi. If she wanted to see a movie, she had to drag me along,” says Albuquerque painter Ryan Singer. “I remember watching Star Wars, Godzilla, and old black-and-white movies like Frankenstein or The Mummy.” Pretty soon, the…

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May 2019

Closing Reception: Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Ryan Singer hosts a closing reception for his solo exhibition, Childhood Mythologies, on Friday, May 24 from 5 to 7 pm. Childhood Mythologies showcases original narratives inspired by dreams and childhood memories while interweaving subtle sociopolitical commentary. For Singer, the exhibition is an opportunity to showcase his paintings on a larger scale. Although the theme of Childhood Mythologies offered Singer the opportunity to touch on social issues, the artist is purposefully withholding commentary or explanation. “The paintings are different parts…

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Opening: Susan Beiner | Sugar Fields

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Susan Beiner returns to form & concept for a solo exhibition featuring a large-scale, modular installation. The wall sculptures will feature Beiner’s characteristic floral forms, a porcelain garden of tactile blooms with allusions to architectural structures. Though it reads as one unit, each piece will be a unique work, showcasing Beiner’s vocabulary of encrusted forms. “The installation will be encrusted and glazed in different ways,” Beiner explains. “There’s a pattern, but the surface will bring variation to a large scale.”…

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Opening: Beyond Punch Cards

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The group exhibition Beyond Punch Cards was inspired by a woman who changed the world. Mathematician Ada Lovelace studied the complex engineering behind the Jacquard loom to invent the first computational algorithm in 1840.“The analytical engine will weave algebraic patterns like Jacquard looms weave flowers and leaves,” Lovelace said. Since that pivotal moment, artists, designers and technologists from across the globe have explored the links between weaving and coding. In Beyond Punch Cards, an official satellite show of the CURRENTS…

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Opening: Beyond Punch Cards

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The group exhibition Beyond Punch Cards was inspired by a woman who changed the world. Mathematician Ada Lovelace studied the complex engineering behind the Jacquard loom to invent the first computational algorithm in 1840.“The analytical engine will weave algebraic patterns like Jacquard looms weave flowers and leaves,” Lovelace said. Since that pivotal moment, artists, designers and technologists from across the globe have explored the links between weaving and coding. In Beyond Punch Cards, an official satellite show of the CURRENTS…

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June 2019

Artist Talk: Susan Beiner | Sugar Fields

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“I have a new outlook,” says ceramicist Susan Beiner. “By utilizing repetition and multiplication, I create dense patterning–but with spaces to take a breath.” Susan Beiner returns to form & concept for a solo exhibition featuring a large-scale, modular installation. The wall sculptures will feature Beiner’s characteristic floral forms, a porcelain garden of tactile blooms with allusions to architectural structures. Though it reads as one unit, each piece will be a unique work, showcasing Beiner’s vocabulary of encrusted forms. Beiner’s…

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Opening: Summer Show 2019

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Every summer since its founding in 2016, form & concept has invited its dynamic team of represented artists to come together for a group exhibition of new works. Each show unites local and far-flung creative voices in a conversation about art, craft and design. form & concept seeks to examine the conceptual lines drawn between such broad categories, and how these distinctions reflect cultural attitudes toward gender, race, and class. In its short history, form & concept has curated a…

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