V.27 No.33 | 8/16/2018
Courtesy of Tracy Rocca
Light as Air
Tracy Rocca works to translate experience into canvas
Tracy Rocca starts with rough renderings of national parks and slowly blurs them through layer after layer of paint, until just the washed, melding fields of color remain.
Local artists react to climate change
Beneath the dome skylight of the gallery, artists Justine Ortiz, Mike Ortiz and Kris Mills show sculptures of bizarre creatures that provoke grief for the planet’s seemingly inevitable doom.
Courtesy of the UNM Art Museum
Director Arif Khan unpacks the UNM Art Museum’s importance
We talk to Arif Khan about UNM Art Museum.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ
Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.
Courtesy of Michelle Otero
Words of Praise
Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate
Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.
V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
k. ferg photography
Past Lives brings new energy to repertory pieces
Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.
Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope
“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.
The audio art of Jeph Jerman
For several decades, Jeff Jerman has been delving into the mysterious potential of the matter that surrounds us, culling sonic qualities from his collection of discarded and unexpected instruments.
V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Courtesy of Studio Hill Design
Browse local mural art in your browser
Local designer Sandy Hill was inspired to highlight and honor Albuquerque's public art with a sleek website that catalogues our city's murals.
Courtesy of Chelsea Bunn
Chelsea Bunn unpacks the power of poetry
For many, poetry feels inaccessible. As a teacher, Chelsea Bunn hopes to share that poetry doesn't have to be “abstruse or inaccessible,” but instead a vehicle to find greater understanding of both ourselves and the world around us.
V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
Courtesy of Shi Yazhi Sage Gallery
Room to Grow
Artists Daniel A. and Gert Walters find space to share and encourage creativity
The dream for Daniel A. Walters and Gert Walters is simple: to continue their work as artists, and to have Shi Yazhi Sage continue to be a sustainable business.
Courtesy of GRAFT
From Here to Eternity
Shitty Infinity opens at GRAFT
Taking on a culture of celebrity in the contemporary art scene, Shitty Infinity challenges how value is assigned to art, and do it with a sense of fun that underpins their core ideas.
Courtesy of Inpost Artspace
The Art of Music
The diverse creative modes of local musicians
Tom Guralnick unpacks this year's Musicians Making Art and the legacy of the exhibitions that happen in conjunction with the New Mexico Jazz Festival.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
Stitching New Vocabulary
Rattler uses symbol to create pieces with power
Talismanic motifs that might summon all sorts of things in their wearer—from strength to an increased awareness of the natural world to simple aesthetic pleasure—are some of the images that find prominence in Tiran Sahar's garments created for Rattler.
Traveling for Truth
Voices from the Margins fosters collaboration between New Mexico and New Delhi
We chat with organizer Sarah Wilkinson and artist Adam Gutierrez about Voices from the Margins, a group show by exchange students in Albuquerque and New Delhi, India.