Rapheal Begay, one of SWC's 12 NM Artists to Know Now, updates us on his work and relationship to art since the COVID-19 pandemic, which he has spent at home in Navajo Nation. He continues to advocate for Indigenous aesthetics and visual sovereignty.
Esphyr Slobodkina: Six Decades of Groundbreaking Painting, Collage, and Sculpture at the LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe is a window into twentieth-century abstract art by one of the movement’s early pioneers, Esphyr Slobodkina, a versatile and prolific New York artist. A cofounder of the American Abstract Artists group, she translated the concepts of European Modernism into American idiom.
Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan at the Museum of International Folk Art spotlights the Japanese folk art tradition of yōkai, which depicts paranormal beings such as ghosts, demons, and monsters in a variety of settings, ranging from traditional kabuki theater to Pokémon anime.
“So many hands touch coffee before it even gets to me,” Gallegos says, acknowledging that roasting is just one step in the process from bean to cup. When he opened his shop, selecting the origins he wanted to serve was a joyful process. “I have this kind of ideal flavor characteristic for [each of] the six single origins that we deal with...