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February 2018

Open House & Panel: Flying Blue Buffalo Project

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

form & concept presents a Kickstarter campaign, anchored by this open house and panel discussion event, in support of Armond Lara’s Flying Blue Buffalo Project. Mock-ups of the buffalo sculptures will appear at the event, and Lara will convene a panel of to-be-announced history experts to discuss the project and its themes. The fundraiser will go towards the creation of a monumental installation of 3D printed, winged buffalo, based on a series of wood carvings by Lara. Inspired by the…

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Mirror Box

February 23, 2018 - April 18, 2018
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

form & concept and Strangers Collective occupy far-flung domains in Santa Fe’s art community. The former is a nearly 10,000-square-foot gallery in the city’s Railyard District, the latter is an emerging arts group that operates the three-room experimental art space No Land on the Santa Fe Plaza. From opposite ends of the scene, these two organizations have worked in complementary ways to elevate local, emerging artists. Their paths intersect this winter with the debut of Mirror Box, an exhibition of artists and writers curated by…

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Introducing Ford / Forlano

February 23, 2018 - April 18, 2018
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Introductory event for artistic duo Steve Ford and David Forlano, who have collaborated on a collection of wearable sculptures made from polymer clay, precious metals and myriad other materials since 1984. Together, they are Ford / Forlano.

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Strangers Collective: Mirror Box

February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Kyle Farrell, Alex Gill and Jordan Eddy, co-directors of Strangers Collective and the No Land art space, curate this exhibition of emerging artists and writers at form & concept. Mirror Box represents a network of early career creatives, starting in Santa Fe and spiraling across the nation. Its curatorial throughline presents a radical method for reflecting on place and identity through art objects. The show opens with a reception on Friday, February 24 from 5-8 pm, and runs through April…

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Introducing Ford / Forlano

February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Introductory event for artistic duo Steve Ford and David Forlano, who have collaborated on a collection of wearable sculptures made from polymer clay, precious metals and myriad other materials since 1984. Together, they are Ford / Forlano.

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March 2018

Mirror Box: Curator & Artist Talk

March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

form & concept and Strangers Collective occupy far-flung domains in Santa Fe’s art community. The former is a nearly 10,000-square-foot gallery in the city’s Railyard District, the latter is an emerging arts group that operates the three-room experimental art space No Land on the Santa Fe Plaza. From opposite ends of the scene, these two organizations have worked in complementary ways to elevate local, emerging artists. Their paths intersect this winter with the debut of Mirror Box, an exhibition of artists and writers curated by…

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Wesley Anderegg: ARIZONA

March 30, 2018 - May 19, 2018
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Everybody that lives in New Mexico goes to Arizona every once in awhile,” says Wesley Anderegg. “That’s the only reason Arizona exists, is to drive through to go to California.” It’s a particularly sacrilegious statement for a born-and-raised Arizonan, but Anderegg hasn’t lived there for decades. He’s also never directly revisited his wild childhood through his figurative ceramics—until now. “As you get older, you kind of get reminiscing,” says the California-based artist. “It’s like, oh man, I’m on the downslope these…

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Wesley Anderegg: Arizona

March 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Everybody that lives in New Mexico goes to Arizona every once in awhile,” says Wesley Anderegg. “That’s the only reason Arizona exists, is to drive through to go to California.” It’s a particularly sacrilegious statement for a born-and-raised Arizonan, but Anderegg hasn’t lived there for decades. He’s also never directly revisited his wild childhood through his figurative ceramics—until now. “As you get older, you kind of get reminiscing,” says the California-based artist. “It’s like, oh man, I’m on the downslope these…

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Artist talk with Wesley Anderegg | Arizona

March 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join Wesley Anderegg for this artist talk on Saturday, March 31 from 2 to 3 pm. His solo exhibition Arizona opens on Friday, March 30 from 5 to 7 pm and runs through May 19, 2018. The mosaical visual memoir that makes up Anderegg’s Arizona exhibition started as a happy accident. “I had a bunch of these ceramic squares made, and they were just sitting there,” he says. Anderegg is known for his sculptural depictions of somewhat impish figures who are…

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April 2018

Zine Reading: Mirror Box

April 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Strangers Collective‘s Mirror Box exhibition at form & concept features zines by emerging artists and writers. A number of the zine creators will read from and discuss their work at this event on Saturday, April 7, 3-4 pm. Mirror Box represents a network of early career creatives, starting in Santa Fe and spiraling across the nation. Its curatorial throughline presents a radical method for reflecting on place and identity through art objects. Writers: Liz Brindley, Caryn Crimmel, Jordan Eddy, Pascal…

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Mirror Box Closing Performance: Emmaly Wiederholt

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The gallery will ask for a sliding scale donation of $5-25 in support of the artist. Local writer and performer Emmaly Wiederholt presents the original performance piece “Don’t You Want to Dance?” among the artworks of Mirror Box. The performance takes place on the last day of the exhibition—a final contribution that completes the show and offers a fresh way of experiencing the rest of the work. Kyle Farrell, Alex Gill, and Jordan Eddy, co-directors of Strangers Collective and the…

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Debra Baxter: Tooth & Nail

April 27, 2018 - June 16, 2018
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Debra Baxter, aqua aura knuckles

“This thing could fail, and it could be a nightmare,” says Debra Baxter. “But who cares?” The Santa Fe sculptor makes artworks that combine divergent materials—metal, glass and stone, for example—so there’s always a risk that they’ll split apart during the creative process. Informed by her passion for armor and weaponry, Baxter charges ahead fearlessly to create elegant and sometimes dangerous objects. Her new solo exhibition at form & concept, Tooth & Nail, includes flowing bronze breastplates that hold glittering…

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Debra Baxter: Tooth & Nail

April 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“This thing could fail, and it could be a nightmare,” says Debra Baxter. “But who cares?” The Santa Fe sculptor makes artworks that combine divergent materials—metal, glass and stone, for example—so there’s always a risk that they’ll split apart during the creative process. Informed by her passion for armor and weaponry, Baxter charges ahead fearlessly to create elegant and sometimes dangerous objects. Her new solo exhibition at form & concept, Tooth & Nail, includes flowing bronze breastplates that hold glittering…

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Matthew Szösz: Minimal Tension

April 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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For Matthew Szösz, setting up just one glass art experiment is an involved process. The preparation takes half a workday in some cases, and up to four weeks in others. It all leads to that pivotal moment, when the sculpture either takes its final shape or shatters into a million pieces. The Seattle-based artist has repeated this process countless times—with about 75% of his work instantly collapsing into rubble. This spirit of fearless experimentation is reflected in his dazzlingly innovative,…

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Artist Talk: Matthew Szösz | Minimal Tension

April 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“I had a professor who said, ‘no surprise for the artist, no surprise for the audience,’” Szösz says. “That surprise, where it’s as much a product of the material and circumstance that you set up as well as your own vision, is the thing that’s exciting for me.” He calls some of his glass art experiments “material/process investigations” and others “bad ideas.” Either way, the key is to set up novel conditions in the studio, shifting heat, humidity and other…

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May 2018

NMSA May Performance: Young Masters

May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Mexico School for the Arts will soon break ground on renovations for their new Railyard location, and they’re wasting no time injecting fresh creative energy into the arts district. The arts high school presents a special performance series at form & concept, hosted by faculty members and showcasing outstanding student musicians, creative writers and poets.

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PSIRENS: Alive Album Release Concert

May 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Please note: form & concept will ask for a $5-$25 donation at the door in support of the featured performers and the gallery. “In my mind, it’s become ‘the impossible album,’” says Paris Mancini, known professionally as Psirens, of her new project. As its title indicates, Alive (Matron Records) was supposed to be a live album. “I really focused on writing these simple, raw and true songs, just the bare bones,” the Santa Fe musician explains. “So it made sense…

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Artist talk: Debra Baxter: Tooth & Nail

May 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Debra Baxter has exhibited her sculptures and jewelry at form & concept since the gallery’s founding in May 2016. She helped lay the foundations of the gallery’s mission: to challenge preconceived notions about art, craft and design and blur their borders. “Debra is a master of what I call ‘material inversion,’” says Frank Rose, gallery director at form & concept. “She might pair soft materials with hard ones, or take it one step further and make a dense medium look…

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Inner Orbit

May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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From a human perspective, the night sky is a densely layered cultural landscape. Long before they were subjects of scientific study, stars were laden with countless overlapping mythologies. Fortune tellers, sailors, writers, architects and artists have all projected profound meaning into the cosmos—tying earthly events to the movements of heavenly bodies. Inner Orbit spotlights contemporary artists who meld fine art and craft mediums with technology for a fresh look at the firmament.

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Erika Lynne Hanson: Movement Choir

May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Arizona artist Erika Lynne Hanson weaves a hidden history of the Southwest into her solo exhibition Movement Choir: Landscape Scores. Using a coded language in her fiber and new media artworks, Hanson charts the paths of Cold War missile tests from Green River, Utah to White Sands, New Mexico. The rusty remnants, scattered over more than 600 miles of desert, represent open questions about the nature of humanity and our relationship to nature. Movement Choir: Landscape Scores debuts on Friday,…

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Second Anniversary Celebration!

May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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form & concept marks its second anniversary with a spectacular celebration, featuring the unveiling of a 10-foot-tall “fiber bombed” sculpture by the Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild. The party is an opening reception for the group exhibition Inner Orbit, and includes a space-themed feast, music by DJ Feathericci, and maker demonstrations by Meltdown Studio. It takes place on Friday, May 25 from 5 to 7 pm.

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Artist Talk: Erika Lynne Hanson

May 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join Arizona artist Erika Lynne Hanson for an artist talk on Saturday, May 26 from 2 to 3 pm. She discusses her solo exhibition Movement Choir: Landscape Scores, featuring fiber and new media artworks. Using a coded language, Hanson charts the paths of Cold War missile tests from Green River, Utah to White Sands, New Mexico. The rusty remnants, scattered over more than 600 miles of desert, represent open questions about the nature of humanity and our relationship to nature.

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June 2018

NMSA June Performance: Young Masters

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Mexico School for the Arts will soon break ground on renovations for their new Railyard location, and they’re wasting no time injecting fresh creative energy into the arts district. The arts high school presents a special performance series at form & concept, hosted by faculty members and showcasing outstanding student musicians, creative writers and poets. Additional details about the featured student artists for upcoming Young Masters events are forthcoming. Make sure to mark your calendar for Young Masters performances…

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Artist Talk: Inner Orbit

June 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Inner Orbit spotlights contemporary artists from across the United States who meld fine art and craft mediums with technology for deeply personal looks at the firmament. The show appears in conjunction with Santa Fe Futurition, the Currents New Media Festival, and the Santa Fe Institute’s Interplanetary Festival.

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Closing reception: Debra Baxter: Tooth & Nail

June 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join Debra Baxter for a last look at her solo exhibition Tooth & Nail at this closing reception on Friday, June 15, 5-7 pm. The show officially closes on June 16, 2018. Baxter frequently picks up materials she’s never used before, searching for novel ways to engage the histories of sculpture, jewelry, weaponry or drapery. For Tooth & Nail, the events of the #MeToo movement have fed into her continued interest in the strength, vulnerability and the raw power of…

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Closing Reception: Debra Baxter | Tooth & Nail

June 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Baxter frequently picks up materials she’s never used before, searching for novel ways to engage the histories of sculpture, jewelry, weaponry or drapery. For Tooth & Nail, the events of the #MeToo movement have fed into her continued interest in the strength, vulnerability and the raw power of the female voice. The courage of these women has activated work with a blend of toughness and vulnerability. “These contrasting materials carry a similar spirit,” she explains. “My sculptures sometimes look delicate,…

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Performance: Nathan Wheeler

June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Composer and multidisciplinary artist Nathan Wheeler ensnares form & concept in a web of “ghost detection circuits”—also known as EMF meters—for this improvisational music and dance performance. The psychic energy of Wheeler and his spectators will trigger the sensors and influence swirling visuals and soundscapes. Wheeler is a New York-based artist who works at the intersection of sound design, dance, clothing design, video, and interactive programming. He has shown work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the…

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Jaydan Moore: Dust

June 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Virginia artist Jaydan Moore is known for his sculptures made from found, silver-plated tableware. After six years of manipulating these lost heirlooms to reflect on memory and commemoration, he’s accumulated thousands of scrap metal fragments. In his solo exhibition Dust, Moore incorporates the shards into a new series of sculptures. Through these palimpsests and an array of intaglio prints, the artist explores the slow deterioration of memory.

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Introducing Robin Waynee & Ryan Roberts

June 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Internationally renowned jewelry designers Robin Waynee and Ryan Roberts are form & concept’s newest represented artists. The couple has worked side-by-side since 1997, and though they strongly influence each other, they maintain separate practices and bodies of work. They’ll present new designs at the special event Introducing Robin Waynee & Ryan Roberts on Friday, June 29 from 5 to 7 pm.

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Artist Talk: Jaydan Moore

June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join Jaydan Moore for an artist talk at form & concept on Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 3 pm. He discusses his solo exhibition Dust, featuring sculptures made from found, silver-plated tableware, and intaglio prints. Dust opens on Friday, June 29 from 5 to 7 pm. Moore comes from a long line of California tombstone carvers, which might explain his obsession with the concept of commemoration. “The trade goes back four generations,” says the Virginia artist. “I grew up…

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July 2018

Folk Artist Demo: Ilya Kazakov

July 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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form & concept collaborates with the International Folk Art Market to present a special demonstration by Kazakh artist Ilya Kazakov. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings in rural Kazakhstan, the master silversmith is reinventing a jewelry tradition that spans millennia. Steeped in the imagery of prehistoric life, Kazakov’s broad range of accessories brings a modern sensibility to the iconography of ancient civilizations. This event is part of IFAM’s 2018 Folk Artist Demonstration series, which unfolds in partner venues across the city.…

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Speaker: Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez

July 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez of Santa Fe, who is writing a book on the topic of Native American slavery, will speak at this preview of Armond Lara's Flying Blue Buffalo installation. Armond Lara collaborates with form & concept on a monumental art installation that tells the centuries-long story of enslaved Native American children. The Santa Fe artist will send 75 hand-painted, cast resin Flying Blue Buffalo sculptures soaring through the gallery’s atrium. Inspired by his own family history, Lara dreamed up…

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form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018

July 27, 2018 - September 15, 2018
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“From the beginning, we were interested in reimagining what an art gallery could be,” says Frank Rose, Director of form & concept gallery. “The natural starting point was asking, ‘What’s been exhibited, and what or who has been excluded?’” The gallery, located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District, celebrated its second anniversary in May—but its most definitive curatorial statement emerges each summer.

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form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018

July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“From the beginning, we were interested in reimagining what an art gallery could be,” says Frank Rose, Director of form & concept gallery. “The natural starting point was asking, ‘What’s been exhibited, and what or who has been excluded?’” The gallery, located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District, celebrated its second anniversary in May—but its most definitive curatorial statement emerges each summer. The latest entry in form & concept’s Annual Exhibition series launches in late July, and includes new artwork…

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August 2018

Armond Lara: Flying Blue Buffalo Installation

August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Armond Lara collaborates with form & concept on a monumental art installation that tells the centuries-long story of enslaved Native American children. The Santa Fe artist will send 75 hand-painted, cast resin Flying Blue Buffalo sculptures soaring through the gallery’s atrium. Inspired by his own family history, Lara dreamed up the winged buffalo as a new symbol of Native survival and resilience. Each sculpture in the suspended flock will be labeled with the name of an abducted child. The installation…

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Soul of Nations

August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Soul of Nations, a Washington, D.C. and Arizona-based nonprofit that works to uplift Indigenous communities throughout the Americas, presents this juried exhibition of Native teen artists from Southwest reservations. The 15 featured artists all took part in the organization’s Brea Foley Art Program, which awarded three of them with a special residency at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The exhibition opens on the weekend of SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market and offers boundary-pushing aesthetic statements from a…

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Artist Talk: Soul of Nations

August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Native teen artists from the Soul of Nations group exhibition join Ernest Hill, executive director of Soul of Nations, for an interactive tour of the show. It’s safe to say that the Brea Foley Art Program is one-of-a-kind. The initiative, by Washington, D.C. and Arizona-based nonprofit Soul of Nations, vaults teens from Southwestern Indigenous communities into the upper echelons of the art world. This year’s program had hundreds of applicants and 15 finalists, all between the ages of 15 and…

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Educational Event: Flying Blue Buffalo Installation

August 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe artist Armond Lara convenes professional and amateur historians to discuss the story behind his Flying Blue Buffalo installation on Saturday, August 18, 2-3 pm. The monumental art installation, comprising 75 winged buffalo sculptures, tells the centuries-long story of enslaved Native American children. Inspired by his own family history, Lara dreamed up the winged buffalo as a new symbol of Native survival and resilience.

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form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018 Artist Talk

August 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“From the beginning, we were interested in reimagining what an art gallery could be,” says Frank Rose, Director of form & concept gallery. “The natural starting point was asking, ‘What’s been exhibited, and what or who has been excluded?’” The gallery, located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District, celebrated its second anniversary in May—but its most definitive curatorial statement emerges each summer.

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Artist Talk: form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018

August 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join form & concept’s represented artists for a gallery talk on Saturday, August 25 from 2 to 3 pm. They’re all featured in the form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018, a showcase for each artist’s latest work and a collective expression of the gallery’s overarching mission. The exhibition opens Friday, July 27, 5-7 pm, and runs through September 15, 2018.

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Special Event: Murals of Tibet with Thomas Laird

August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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American photographer Thomas Laird appears at form & concept to tell stories of his new Taschen book Murals of Tibet, a first-of-its-kind photographic archive of Buddhist murals that took more than a decade to create. Visitors will get a chance to interact with the Collector’s Edition of the book. Light refreshments inspired by the cuisine of Tibet will be served. Using an innovative multi-image digital photography process, Laird captured murals as wide as 10 meters in life-size resolution. The publication…

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September 2018

Performance: NMSA First Thursdays / September

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Mexico School for the Arts is in the midst of renovating and re-purposing their new Railyard location, and they’re wasting no time injecting fresh creative energy into the arts district. The arts high school presents a special performance series at form & concept, hosted by faculty members and showcasing outstanding student musicians, fiction writers, and poets. The program for the September edition of NMSA First Thursdays will be announced shortly. Make sure to mark your calendar for NMSA performances…

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Performance: ppoacher ppoacher & Sevda Choir

September 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Please Note: The gallery will ask for a $5-$25 donation in support of the artists at the door. Caitlin Brothers is going places—specifically, all across the Southeastern United States. “The new tour passes through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas,” says the Santa Fe musician, who performs under the moniker ppoacher ppoacher. “I’m trying to split it between familiar territory and places I’ve never explored.” That’s a good way to describe her musical repertoire for an upcoming Matron Records…

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Matthew Mullins: The Sun In Our Bones

September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe artist Matthew Mullins presents a solo exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculptures, inspired by the intrinsic links between humans and the natural world. Known for his mixed-media paintings that visually connect landscapes with human-made, geometric patterns, Mullins broadens his practice to encompass photography and sculpture. With this expanded artistic palette, he draws viewers across time and space—from a windswept patch of grass to the swirling cosmos. The monumental body of work, which will fill form & concept’s ground…

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October 2018

Artist Talk: Matthew Mullins

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Matthew Mullins hosts an artist talk for his solo exhibition The Sun In Our Bones on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 3 pm. When Mullins began working on the show last year, he was shooting for the stars. “I thought about this spectrum of very earthy and grounded to the cosmos,” says Mullins. “How do you encompass that staggering span, and pull someone all the way through it?” The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, September 28 from…

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Hand / Eye

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

form & concept presents Hand/Eye, an exhibition of ten artists from across the United States who merge photography and craft mediums. The artworks in the show incorporate a wide array of materials—fiber, cast glass, micaceous clay, human hair—that shatter the picture plane and push photographic imagery into the real world. Hand/Eye debuts Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7 pm and runs through December 31, 2018. The opening reception coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe…

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Opening: Hand / Eye

October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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form & concept presents Hand/Eye, an exhibition of ten artists from across the United States who merge photography and craft mediums. The artworks in the show incorporate a wide array of materials—fiber, cast glass, micaceous clay, human hair—that shatter the picture plane and push photographic imagery into the real world. Hand/Eye debuts Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7 pm and runs through December 31, 2018. The opening reception coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe…

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Artist Talk: Hand / Eye

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join us for an interactive tour of the Hand/Eye group exhibition, featuring a number of the featured artists. Whether they’re gelatin silver prints or daguerreotypes, there’s one thing that most all photographs have in common: they’re flat. For this new group exhibition at form & concept, ten artists from across the United States shatter this convention by applying craft media to photography—and vice versa. Hand/Eye presents images with the texture and volume of sculptures, vaulting a medium that’s often trapped…

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November 2018

Performance: NMSA First Thursdays | November

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Mexico School for the Arts is in the midst of renovating and repurposing their new Railyard location, and they’re wasting no time injecting fresh creative energy into the arts district. The arts high school presents a special performance series at form & concept, hosted by faculty members and showcasing outstanding student musicians, fiction writers and poets. Make sure to mark your calendar for NMSA performances on the first Thursday of each month. Additional details about the program for this…

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Closing: Flying Blue Buffalo Installation

November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe artist Armond Lara hosts a closing reception for his Flying Blue Buffalo installation on Saturday, November 17 from 5 to 7 pm. Lara collaborated with form & concept on this monumental art installation that tells the centuries-long story of enslaved Native American children. Inspired by his own family history, Lara dreamed up the winged buffalo as a new symbol of Native survival and resilience.

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Closing: Matthew Mullins: The Sun In Our Bones

November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join Matthew Mullins at a closing reception for his solo exhibition The Sun In Our Bones on Saturday, November 17 from 5 to 7 pm. His work will span form & concept’s ground floor, the second exhibition in the gallery’s two-year history to devote an entire level to a single artist. The title of the exhibition is a reference to an unconventional material Mullins has incorporated into some of his cosmic paintings: pigment made from burnt animal bones. “The calcium…

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Microcosm Small Works Show

November 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

form & concept presents the second annual Microcosm group exhibition. The gallery invited all-star artists and designers from its 2018 shows to make works measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller. It’s form & concept’s final statement of the year, reflecting the variety of mediums and messages that graced the walls. Microcosm will feature far-flung creators who work in clay, glass, fiber, precious metals, and camera film—among many other materials.

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Opening: Microcosm Small Works Show

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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form & concept presents the second annual Microcosm group exhibition. The gallery invited all-star artists and designers from its 2018 shows to make works measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller. It’s form & concept’s final statement of the year, reflecting the variety of mediums and messages that graced the walls. Microcosm will feature far-flung creators who work in clay, glass, fiber, precious metals, and camera film—among many other materials.

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Opening: Macrocosm

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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While artists from our 2018 programming pare their work down to 8 x 10 inches in our Microcosm exhibition, our jewelry artists will undertake a more expansive challenge. For its first annual Macrocosm group exhibition, form & concept invites jewelers to create oversized, wearable art to exhibit in our atrium, for a showcase of large-scale jewelry and small-scale art. This bricolage of styles and materials embodies the gallery's innovative mission.

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December 2018

The Tara + Rhonda Show 2018

December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“I must be fearless in improvisation, fully committed and fully present,” says Las Cruces saxophonist Rhonda Taylor. “Otherwise the quality of the moment is diminished.” For a leap of faith like this, it helps to have a buddy. Enter Santa Fe soprano and theatre-maker Tara Khozein, who collaborates with Taylor on this evening of performance at form & concept. They will debut improvisational scores that incorporate instrumentals, vocals, and gestures. “Tara and I have a sort of Venn diagram of…

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NMSA First Thursdays | December

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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New Mexico School for the Arts is in the midst of renovating and repurposing their new Railyard location, and they’re wasting no time injecting fresh creative energy into the arts district. The arts high school presents a special performance series at form & concept, hosted by faculty members and showcasing outstanding student musicians, fiction writers and poets. Make sure to mark your calendar for NMSA performances on the first Thursday of each month. Additional details about the program for this…

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January 2019

Performance: Cthulha | Your Bones or Your Bass

January 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Albuquerque’s experimental music/movement project Cthulha celebrates the release of her music video “Your Bones or Your Bass” with an evening of music paired with aerial dance. The term renaissance woman could not be a more fitting title for multi-disciplinary artist, dancer and musician Monica Demarco, a.k.a. Cthulha. Known by Matron Records fans as a member of Albuquerque’s experimental “insect-glam-metal” outfit Chicharra, Demarco draws from her diverse creative outputs to craft the multi-faceted solo project Cthulha. Part music and part performance…

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Opening: Nika Feldman | Spirits in the Material World

January 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Nika Feldman unveils a series of seven garment-like works along with accompanying objects of adornment, made from recycled t-shirt parts and salvaged aluminum can pull-tabs. Representing over 2,000 hours of handwork by the Nova Scotia artist, the intricate pieces are inspired by the coded language of clothing. “It’s an attempt to create a new dialect,” Feldman says. “In today’s world what does contemporary clothing say about North American culture?” Spirits in the Material World debuts with a special reception on…

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Artist Talk: Nika Feldman | Spirits in the Material World

January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Nika Feldman hosts an artist talk for her solo exhibition Spirits in the Material World on Saturday, January 26 from 2 to 3 pm. Spirits in the Material World is an exploration of the coded language of garments, within Feldman’s native cultural context. The show’s title holds multiple references, one being as Feldman explains, “The belief that the spirits of both the maker and the wearer are held within a garment.” Another reference is to a song with the same…

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February 2019

Preview Artist Talk: Lisa Klakulak

February 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Lisa Klakulak appears at this special preview of Since Taos: Contraction of Mass, Concision of Thought, directly preceding the opening reception of the solo exhibition. The series of 13 felt-based sculptures was created over a period of nearly two decades, since the freewheeling artist moved away from Taos, New Mexico in 2001. Klakulak thinks of her life since that moment in distinct phases. “The works are all related to these leaps of faith that I have taken,” she says. “I…

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Lisa Klakulak: Since Taos

February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Lisa Klakulak presents Since Taos: Contraction of Mass, Concision of Thought. The solo exhibition of 13 felt-based sculptures was created over a period of nearly two decades, since the freewheeling artist moved away from Taos, New Mexico in 2001. The collection simultaneously acts as a vivid portrait of Klakulak’s emotional journey and manifestation of her unique way of processing the world through fiber creations. “Like any piece of art you make, you are releasing an idea into the object,” Klakulak…

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Lisa Klakulak: Felt Form

February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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PLEASE NOTE: This event is registration-only. Workshop Hours: 9 am-4 pm, with a one-hour lunch break. Fees: $300 registration / $15 materials In conjunction with the exhibition Since Taos, featuring a collection of felt-based work created between 2001 and the present day, Lisa Klakulak will offer a 2-day course focusing on wet felting techniques to develop three-dimensional forms. Participants will explore the use of resists to build hollow forms while the placement of different weights of wool within the layout…

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Performance: Maurice Oliver | Santa Fe Suite

February 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Please Note: The gallery will ask for a $5-$25 donation in support of the artists at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm. “This is my emerging from the cocoon, as it were,” says Maurice Oliver. The musician, originally from New York City, will perform pieces from his still-developing album, “Santa Fe Sweet”—the first music he’s produced since moving to Eldorado in June 2018. “This wonderful place informs everything about the music from what…

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March 2019

Workshop: Nika Feldman | Tees & Tabs

March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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In conjunction with the exhibition Spirits in the Material World, featuring a series of seven garment-like works made from recycled t-shirt fabric and aluminum can pull-tabs, Nika Feldman offers this special workshop. Participants will learn how to let these idiosyncratic materials direct their creative process. Feldman will teach basic embroidery techniques. All supplies included. This class is limited to 20 participants, so make sure to register early! The $40 registration fee reserves your spot.

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Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

March 29, 2019 - May 25, 2019
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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Opening: Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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Artist Talk: Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

March 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Ryan Singer hosts an artist talk for his solo exhibition, Childhood Mythologies, on Saturday, March 30 from 2 to 3 pm. Childhood Mythologies showcases original narratives inspired by dreams and childhood memories while interweaving subtle socio-political 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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April 2019

latitudes & interruptions: NMSA

April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The New Mexico School for the Arts presents latitudes & interruptions on April 4, 2019, at 6 pm at form & concept gallery. The evening will feature new, experimental, and collaborative student work that aims to push the boundaries of art-making in the current day and break down the barriers between performative, visual, and language-based art forms. Students will draw upon the robust history of the so-called “avant-garde” in presenting work that represents the latest trends in contemporary art-making. Featured…

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Superscript

April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“The working title for Superscript was ‘Exploded Book,’” says Jordan Eddy, director of form & concept and curator of the gallery’s spring book art exhibition. “I spent the winter hunting for book artworks that quite literally project into the world around them.” The group show unites insurgent members of New Mexico’s formidable community of book artists, along with several artists from across the nation. It is almost entirely composed of large-scale installation works that either incorporate books or are conceptually…

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Artist Talk: Superscript

April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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This group show unites insurgent members of New Mexico’s formidable community of book artists, along with several artists from across the nation. It is almost entirely composed of large-scale installation works that either incorporate books or are conceptually linked to them. Penney Bidwell and Matt Doubek present The Poet, a toy capsule vending machine that dispenses snippets of poetry by Adrian Oteiza and Ran Huntsberry. There’s a vinyl window display by Melody Sumner Carnahan and Michael Sumner of the imprint…

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May 2019

Masters of the Art of Marketing Art

May 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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What methods are essential to developing a successful online art business? How can a business attract both locals and tourists? How do you turn an art lover into an art collector? Elodie Holmes, Heidi Loewen, and Sandy Zane—revered artists and gallery owners of the Santa Fe art community—convene at form & concept for a panel dedicated to mastering the art of marketing art. Led by SCORE Santa Fe Chair Bob Gallatin, each speaker will discuss their approaches to utilizing marketing…

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Screening: Navajo Star Wars

May 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Watch Star Wars: A New Hope, dubbed in the Diné language and subtitled in English, with Albuquerque painter Ryan Singer! The screening will take place in our second-floor galleries, among the Star Wars-inspired artworks of Singer’s solo exhibition Childhood Mythologies. Our “theatre” will have 50 seats and it’s first come, first served, so please arrive early. There will be popcorn and other light refreshments!

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Closing Reception: Ryan Singer | Childhood Mythologies

May 24, 2019 @ 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: Beyond Punch Cards

May 31, 2019 @ 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: Susan Beiner | Sugar Fields

May 31, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

Workshop: Innovative Folded Book Forms with Alicia Bailey

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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In this workshop at form & concept gallery, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using paper and a few basic tools. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the book art exhibition Superscript, on view at form & concept through July 13, 2019. Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection…

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Demonstration: Erik Gellert

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“My works are cause and effect relationships in material form,” says artist Erik Gellert. “Their hand rolled nature gives each coil a slight irregularity and a distinction which informs the overall shape and patterns that comprise each work.” Using hundreds of hand-rolled coils of clay, Gellert carefully layers the ribbons atop each other, creating a thick slab of undulating clay which protrudes and recedes into coral-like forms. The tendrils are then coated with acrylic paint to capture more vivid, varied…

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note G: Live Performance by New Mexico Dance Project

July 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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$10 – $25

Erik Sampson and Scarlett Wynne, of the husband-and-wife team behind The New Mexico Dance Project, perform a dance work exploring the relationship between artificial and organic capacity. “note G” happens in tandem with form & concept’s Beyond Punch Cards exhibition, which offers unexpected perspectives on the links between technology and textiles. Wynne and Sampson perform the 15-minute dance twice, with a special video installation projected after each performance and an artist Q&A rounding out the evening.

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Meet the Maestro: John Miller

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“A piece of artwork is a self-portrait,” says glass artist John Miller. “It reflects who you are.” Miller came of age eating burgers, hot dogs, and fries at traditional train car diners. He sketched the first work in his famous Blue Plate Special series—glass crinkle cut fries the size of your arm—in a diner in the mid-2000s. Since then, the series has expanded to include a full menu of traditional American grub. “My work is about control and proportion as…

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Six Years Smitten

July 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“It started with a community of makers who wanted to create in a radical new way,” says Marissa Saneholtz, one of the co-founders of the Smitten Forum. Every year since 2014, Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown have invited a new group of jewelers and metalsmiths to work side-by-side in a communal studio for a week. Over six years, the forum expanded in numbers and geographic area to encompass over 70 artists in several states. Call it a mobile artist colony,…

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Buckle Expo

July 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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"I like challenging perceptions of an object, or how we create hierarchies of format,” says metalsmith Bryan Petersen. Art is constantly in flux—different mediums fall in and out of favor, dropping and adding qualifiers like “wearable” or “sculptural.” While earrings, necklaces, and brooches have ascended to artwork status, the belt buckle has been largely overlooked. In response, Petersen founded the World Champion Belt Buckle Competition. Since its founding in 2012, the competition has sought to upend outdated stereotypes. Utilizing the…

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Andrew Connors: History of Adornment

July 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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To kick off The Bench: Southwest Makers Symposium, Andrew Connors leads a special public presentation on the history of adornment in New Mexico. A Southwest native, Connors studied Art History and Architecture at Yale University. He went on to serve as a curator at several national museums. After being appointed as director of Albuquerque Museum, Connors has curated several stunning exhibitions, including American Jewelry from New Mexico. The exhibition showcased over 300 wearable artworks from prehistory to the present. Metalsmith…

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Artist Talk: Six Years Smitten

July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Six Years Smitten reunites a dynamic range of artists, with over 70 participants in a cumulative exhibition of wearable artworks. This will be the first long-term exhibition of Smitten Forum participants, and will also reunite several members of this remarkable community. Every year since 2014, Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown have invited a new group of jewelers and metalsmiths to work side-by-side in a communal studio for a week. Over six years, the forum expanded in numbers and geographic area…

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August 2019

Heidi Brandow: New Works

August 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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After a banner year, Santa Fe artist Heidi Brandow debuts a new series of whimsical characters and monsters on a large scale. “I knew from an early age that our native identity is so rich that we shouldn’t just hold it to a specific ceremony or spiritual practice,” says Santa Fe artist Heidi Brandow. “In my eyes, art is a tool that helps mark history, time, place, and memory. Who’s to say pop culture is not equally as important as…

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Artist Talk: Heidi Brandow

August 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Heidi Brandow hosts an artist talk for her solo exhibition. “I knew from an early age that our native identity is so rich that we shouldn’t just hold it to a specific ceremony or spiritual practice,” says Santa Fe artist Heidi Brandow. “In my eyes, art is a tool that helps mark history, time, place and memory. Who’s to say pop culture are not equally as important as star sticks?” Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians…

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Performance: Maurice Oliver: Santa Fe Suite

August 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“This is my emerging from the cocoon, as it were,” says Maurice Oliver. The musician, originally from New York City, will perform pieces from his latest album, “Santa Fe Suite." It’s the first music the multi-disciplinary artist has produced since moving to Eldorado and undergoing a triple-bypass surgery—all in less than a year. Accompanied by his brother Steve and bassist Gary Paul Hermus, Oliver unveils his reactions to his new environment and perspective in an immersive concert experience forged from…

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October 2019

Homecoming: Alumni Exhibition

October 25, 2019 - November 15, 2019
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Exhibition: Oct 25-Nov 15 Homecoming Alumni Exhibition Opening Reception - Oct 25, 5-7 pm Art & Education Panel Talk - Oct 26, 2 pm VA Alumni Juried Exhibition Alumni juror: Diego Suarez and VA Guest Artists Invitational Exhibition

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Homecoming: Alumni Exhibition

October 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Exhibition: Oct 25-Nov 15 Homecoming Alumni Exhibition Opening Reception - Oct 25th, 5-7 pm Art & Education Panel Talk - Oct 26th, 2 pm VA Alumni Juried Exhibition Alumni juror: Diego Suarez and VA Guest Artists Invitational Exhibition

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Homecoming: NMSA Alumni Show

October 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the New Mexico School for the Arts at form & concept's opening reception of Homecoming, a juried alumni exhibition featuring works from the graduating NMSA VA classes of 2012-19, as well as invited guest artist-educators who have contributed to the creative education of NMSA's students. Homecoming coincides with the opening of the new NMSA campus in the Railyard Arts District in Fall 2019. The Visual Arts Department aims to support the creative efforts and futures…

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Homecoming: Art & Education Panel

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Exhibition: Oct 25-Nov 15 Homecoming Alumni Exhibition Opening Reception - Oct 25, 5-7 pm Art & Education Panel Talk - Oct 26, 2 pm VA Alumni Juried Exhibition Alumni juror: Diego Suarez and VA Guest Artists Invitational Exhibition

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Art & Education Panel

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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A group of arts advocates, educators, and artists will convene for a panel discussion moderated by Sandy Zane to discuss the purpose and state of arts education, including panelists: Diego Suarez (NMSA VA Alumne, Juror), Cindy Monotya (President of NMSA), Joanne Lefrak (artist, SITE Santa Fe Education Director), Tuhran Dorsey (Former Chief of Education, City of Boston) and Karina Hean (VA Chair NMSA, artist, art educator).

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November 2019

Rainbow Eater by Todd Ryan White

November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Free pizza, possible mayhem.* Join Santa Fe-based artist Todd Ryan White for the opening night of his first solo show at form & concept, Rainbow Eater. The exhibition includes immersive installation, collage, watercolor, pen and ink drawing and wood and glass sculpture. Opening night will include live music and interactive installation. ABOUT TODD RYAN WHITE Todd Ryan White describes himself as a product of Southern California: beaches, skateboarding and punk rock. White graduated from the School of the Museum of…

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December 2019

Live Music by The Bed Band & Heretical Sect

December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe music darlings Heretical Sect and The Bed Band come together for a night of music at form & concept in celebration of artist Todd Ryan White's current solo show at the gallery, Rainbow Eater.

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Artist Talk: Todd Ryan White

December 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join Santa Fe artist Todd Ryan White for a talk on his latest body of work, Rainbow Eater, featuring psychedelic paintings, large-scale watercolors, intricate ink drawings, melted glass and more!

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January 2020

Objects: Redux

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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In 1969, the Smithsonian American Art Museum debuted OBJECTS: USA, a sprawling exhibition featuring 308 craft artists and over 500 objects. The show would travel the United States and Europe, vaulting craft into the contemporary art milieu and forever changing the way we view material culture. Fifty years later, this tribute exhibition incorporates work by artists in the original display alongside historic and contemporary makers who expand upon and complicate the conversation. Yuri Kobayashi, Curio, 2015, Ash, 30x31x31 inches J.…

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Opening Night: Chromo

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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For the gallery's Annual Winter/Spring Print Show of 2020, Zane Bennett's formidable collection of masterworks on paper moves to a new home on the gallery's second floor, featuring fresh acquisitions by Jonas Wood, Sol LeWitt, Helen Frankenthaler and more. Artists On View: El Anatsui, Mel Bochner, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Sol LeWitt, Mark Mulroney, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Mimmo Paladino, Hayal Pozanti, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, and Jonas Wood.

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February 2020

Curator’s Talk with William Dunn

February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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OBJECTS: REDUX—50 Years of Craft Evolution curator William Dunn joins Houston Center for Contemporary Craft curator Kathryn Hall for a talk on how 50 years made craft contemporary.

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