Alibi V.13 No.2 • Jan 8-14, 2004 

Art Magnified

Charmaine G. Brown and Rachel Stevens

516 Magnífico Artspace

“Jack of Ramps” by Charmaine G. Brown
“Jack of Ramps” by Charmaine G. Brown

Two large-scale installations by a pair of New Mexican artists go on display at 516 Magnífico Artspace starting this week. In The Royal Flush, Charmaine G. Brown reimagines and enlarges an ordinary deck of playing cards to lend poignant insights into the experiences of people with disabilities. In The Three Athenas, Rachel Stevens takes advantage of the Artspace's high entry hall to present a series of tall feminine sculptures created from transparent fabric and stainless steel. These two extraordinary exhibits will open with a joint reception on Friday, Jan. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 21. 242-8244.

Dark Into Light

Marigold Arts

“Savio” by Nacho Jaramillo
“Savio” by Nacho Jaramillo

Incorporating human figures along with abstract shapes reminiscent of animal forms, seeds and flowers, Ginny Walden creates sculptures designed to represent the divine. Walden will present her work along with paintings and drawings by Nacho Jaramillo—who uses a smearing technique to create his emotional images—in a new exhibit called Dark Into Light, opening this weekend at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Runs through Feb. 3. (505) 982-4142.