This year is a landmark year for many of New Mexico’s arts institutions, some of which are celebrating their centennials and other significant anniversaries.
A new book, Breadth of Bodies: Discussing Disability in Dance, spotlights the voices, experiences, and art of dancers with disabilities.
Artist, activist, and curator Nikesha Breeze creates ritualistic art to explore intergenerational trauma and healing.
Artist Izumi Yokoyama's drawings depict the natural world, exploring the relationship and fragile balance between living and dying.
Artist Andrés de Varona’s photographs show his perspective on human life, addressing loss, conflict, and grief.
Dancing Earth’s BTW US Cyberspace imagines digital space as a realm of creative gathering and regeneration.
The Keshet M3 Movement for Mercy and Arts and Justice Network advocate for juvenile justice reform through arts education and youth empowerment.
Patina Gallery presents Infinite Beauty, On the Move, a collection by master metalsmiths and jewelry makers Ulla and Martin Kaufmann, in partnership with Charon Kransen Arts.
Patina Gallery presents Urban Landscapes, a collection of metagraphs by artist Sol Hill. A native New Mexican and son of Santa Fe artist Megan Hill, this will be Hill’s second show in New Mexico.
Intensely thoughtful, Raphael Begay sees significance in objects and quotidian scenes and is able to begin a conversation with the viewer through his lens. With installations and discussions about his work, he adds a further dimension of storytelling that engages community...
Looking at Cedra Wood’s paintings feels a little like finding a secret door to enchanted lands. Wood understands a connection between the outer wild terrains and the inward ones. Her art celebrates both realms as essential and beautiful, linked by mythos. The worlds she depicts evoke something of the hero’s journey.
Justin Richel infuses his paintings and sculptures with incisive, humorous, and exacting layers of commentary. He studied the technique of icon painting at the Franciscan monastery in Kennebunk, Maine, in 2004. This thoughtful Franciscan attention to color and the creation of signifiers informs his work, but his use of these methods is unique.
William T. Carson’s work brings a unique perspective to the adage “The medium is the message.” He works with coal to explore a multitude of significations. Beyond the economic, political, or environmental meaning of the substance, Carson reminds us that coal is prehistoric, born of ancient metamorphosis.
"There’s no safety net. Great art is full of ups and downs, but when I see someone come in wearing fine jewelry from Patina, my heart fills. That so many people trust us makes me feel we’ve made an impact."
“I want my students to understand that their embodied knowledge and way of consciously moving in space, as dancers, is special. My goal is to give them vocabulary and tools so they can be part of the creative force that invents whatever comes next.”
Claire Kahn’s design sensibilities are applied across a staggering range of media. From architecture to water features (she was the project designer and a choreographer on the team that designed the Bellagio fountain, among many notable others) to jewelry, she seeks to discover, distill, and express the essence of her subjects. Her upcoming jewelry exhibition at Patina Gallery, Signs of Life, explores the twelve months of the year through pieces composed of their birthstones and crocheted beads.
New Mexico Dance Project is a newcomer powerhouse on the Santa Fe dance scene. Husband and wife team Erik Sampson and Scarlett Wynne founded the company in New Mexico six months ago. Since then, they have been teaching workshops for students, creating new works nonstop, and performing with the intention to become an integrated part of the community.
Mark Morris dances are difficult to describe because they are so innovative. The man’s wit is a source of endless creativity, and his work gives the simultaneous impressions of serendipity and contemplation. His dances can...