Cottonwoods, giants of riparian habitats, are dying, branch by branch. Erin Elder reflects on the life and death of these trees and how they foreshadow what is to come.
Hills Snyder entered the multiple spaces of Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric in daylight, but left in a twilight state.
As a member of the inaugural cohort of La Semilla Food Center’s Chihuahuan Desert Cultural Fellowship, Juárez-based writer Lorena Sosa shares her work on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fall back into these Southwest area art exhibitions in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Eugene Newmann, a pioneering artist of the New Mexico abstract art scene, presents Abstraction and Figuration at Pie Projects in Santa Fe.
In Denver Art Museum’s Who Tells a Tale Adds a Tail, Latin American millennial artists transform narratives rooted in collective memory and the virtual realm of cyberspace.
Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw Nation) is a contemporary artist and champion of women’s empowerment around the world, now showing at Glenn Green Galleries in Santa Fe.
Illustrations from a Murder Capital: Alice Leora Briggs Portrays Ciudad Juárez’s Recent Dark History
Abecedario de Juárez by artist Alice Leora Briggs and photojournalist Julián Cardona is partly an illustrated glossary of narcolenguaje and partly a collection of stories from the streets.
Merry Scully, former New Mexico Museum of Art head of curatorial affairs, is leaving the state with a heavy heart but with an eager eye towards Southern California.
Land Art scholar Hikmet Loe has visited and studied Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels, and other earthworks for decades. She returned to a handful this summer—and found cause for concern.
In Self-Determined at CCA Santa Fe, thirteen Native artists address the environment, mythology, traditions, technology, and more.
Utah video artist VHS Vic (Victor Blandon) shows his audience how to find magic in the mundane, the goofy in the serious, and the artistry in making a pizza.
The recent destruction of Santa Fe’s Multicultural mural caused fierce controversy, but its little-told history reveals tough questions about authorship and cross-cultural collaboration.
Urban Pop in Bountiful, Utah offers a unique opportunity to see big names, but the exhibition fails to situate artists within the movements to which the show claims they belong.
Siler Yard fills a void in Santa Fe’s affordable housing crunch, especially for artists and long-standing residents. Though celebrated, the development faces challenges.
Southern Utah Museum of Art and Modern West exhibit concurrent shows in Utah examining the legacy of abstract expressionism in the Southwest, featuring Taos Moderns Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak and contemporary arts Shalee Cooper and Arlo Namingha.
Art meets nature in four Colorado gardens and outdoor installations—creating space for meditative contemplation and divine catharsis at Aspen Art Museum, Chatfield Farms, Greenbox Arts, and the San Luis Valley.
Five emerging artists explore experiences of the African Diaspora in And Let It Remain So, a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition that assesses family, home, displacement, identity, and Black representation.
Clever Octopus’s unionization efforts in Salt Lake City speak out about potential exploitation within creative and arts careers. As living costs rise, unions are becoming more common among underpaid cultural workers.
Southwest artist residencies (and a cool one in Nebraska!) in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming with deadlines between August 2022 and January 2023.
Son de Allá y Son de Acá brings together sixty contemporary Chicano/a and Latino/a artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas across four Albuquerque art galleries.
K Contemporary presents an internationally acclaimed roster of artists at Intersect Aspen this summer, including Suchitra Mattai, Ken Gun Min, Viktor Frešo, Mychaelyn Michalec, and Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios.
Borna Sammak’s exhibition america, nice place at Dallas Contemporary conceptually and materially questions popular American archetypes and the redundancies of cultural consumerism.
Emily Margarit Mason challenges the limits of the still image by placing photos into alternative settings—whether baking one into a cake or rearranging another into an abstract collage.
Ya La’ford, Ogden Contemporary Arts’s first artist-in-residence, visualizes a past, present, and future Southwest in Survey: The West.
In Forgotten Artifacts at Core Contemporary, Las Vegas artists, Las Vegas artists show cast-metal sculptures evoking a landscape without humans.
Albuquerque artist Leonard Fresquez offered a unique glimpse at the possibilities of art in understanding our world. His June 2022 death at the age of forty-one marks a profound loss.
Sister SLC’s creative, fun, and diverse one-off events are as a safe space for all genders, sexualities, and ethnicities, and increase visibility for Utah’s femme, queer, and nonbinary artists.
Gallery Incomplet in Santa Fe is likely the world’s first art space to exclusively display incomplete works of art, ranging from barely completed paintings to undeveloped rolls of film.