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V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015

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The Daily Word: in Tiny Giants

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 24 2015 10:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

bro, you got goldfish in my resin, bro! you got resin in my goldfish!

from pulp to paint, the future melts.

I still hate flying.

don’t think.

i get it. the world sucks.

tiny giants made of tinier giants.

insert skynet reference here.

you dance like a windmill.

smart is simple

brevity truly is the soul of wit.

art is simply a projection.

V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
"This whole place is like a shrine," says Carla Ward, widow of artist Ross Ward.
All photos by J. Grisham

Arts Feature

Quirky Doesn’t Begin to Cover It

Ross Ward’s Tinkertown is really, truly art

By Joshua Lee
A dazzled Joshua Lee explains why the Tinkertown Museum is “more than just a pit stop on the Turquoise Trail.”
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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Timelessness Machine
all works by Julie Suzanne Brokken

Arts Feature

This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

By Alison Oatman
Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.
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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
“Stimulator (Red)” by Lea Anderson, part of Interchange at Harwood Art Center

Culture Shock

We can do it!

Harwood Art Center packs an unbelievable amount of art into one stunning night, plus one rogue accountant and one NYT-bestselling author.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Have a sip at Old Town Creative Studios.
Blake Driver

Art Scenester

Sip, Paint, Repeat

By Blake Driver
Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.
V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014
Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932. Oil on canvas, 48 by 40 inches (121.9 by 101.6 cm). The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Arts Feature

Making Sense of Jimson Weed

On dropping $44 million and seeing like O’Keeffe

By Elaine Ritchel
Elaine Ritchel probes the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and finds more than she bargained for.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
“Truth,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas
Sage Hagan

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

Intergalactic indigenous

Scope eye-popping exhibits and applaud national acclaim for a local poet—this week in Culture Shock.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
“Angelica”
Images courtesy of the artist

Arts Feature

Not Everything Is Illuminated

New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives

By Randyn Charles Bartholomew
Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.
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V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
“Master of Lightning” by Jeff Drew

Arts Feature

Electric Dreams on Black Walls

Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view

By Alison Oatman
A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.
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V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
"Mictecacihuatl,", oil and acrylic on wood panel
Vanessa Wilde

Art Magnified

Wilde style

Art in a nuevomexicano vein—ghosts emerge from the past and color splashes into the present.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Deep Sky and Field

Culture Shock

By Holly von Winckel

Cezannesque

The ABQ artworld thrives this month with gorgeous palettes, a new gallery in former horse stables, a benefit for dogs and more.
“Untitled 96 (Version 1),” 2005, mixed media
Floyd D. Tunson

Arts

Pop Life

Inevitable reflections of the artist as a black man

By Marya Errin Jones [ Wed Oct 1 2014 5:02 PM ]
Explosive color and pop-art sensibilities inform the work of Floyd D. Tunson.
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V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
“Collage Abstract I,” collage, oil on canvas
Eliza M Schmid

Art Scenester

Form and Abstraction

By August March
Emerging from her background in psychoanalysis and pathology, Eliza M. Schmid’s abstractions are stunning.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
“Cat, Rabbit, Owl” by Jim Kopp at Mariposa Gallery

Art Review

Galleries Get It Up

Flights of fancy

Anthropomorphic animals, archetypal trash, Plexiglas forests and cactus maps—it’s all on display at your friendly local gallery.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
“Ariadne’s Gift” by Carol Chase Bjerke

Arts Feature

Pigments and Ailments

Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival

By Zachary Kluckman
Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.
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