Alibi V.12 No.24 • June 12-18, 2003 

Art Article

“La Reina at the Albuquerque Airport,” one of the images in Fabulous! The New Look of the Fifties in Albuquerque, currently showing at the Albuquerque Museum
“La Reina at the Albuquerque Airport,” one of the images in Fabulous! The New Look of the Fifties in Albuquerque, currently showing at the Albuquerque Museum

For some, it's nostalgia. For others, it's a trip back in time to a decade when our parents were rabble-rousing youngsters. A new exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum explores architecture, art, fashion, furniture and cars in Albuquerque during the post-war economic boom of the ’50s. Fabulous! The New Look of the Fifties in Albuquerque runs through August 31. 243-7255.

"Bottle No. 3," a photogram by Susanƒnah Hays
"Bottle No. 3," a photogram by Susanƒnah Hays

Currently at the Photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe there's an exhibit of photo-images made without the use of a camera. How is that possible? Well, many are photograms—images created by placing objects directly on photographic paper and then exposing the paper to light. Other images were created using photographic techniques to record the energy released by plants. The results are weirdly intriguing. The Cameraless Image runs through July 26. (505) 988-5152.

Well over one thousand artists submitted work to the show. And when I say "the show," I mean the show. A juried exhibit of work by some of the best artists in the Southwest recently opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe. Titled The Show, the exhibit consists of 109 works by 62 artists from seven states around the Southwest. The Show is held every three years to showcase a cross-section of established and emerging artists in the region. The exhibit will run through August 31. (505) 476-5105.