V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
Movie Master Mash-Up
Friday, Aug 19: Tarantino vs Kubrick Opening
Over 30 local artists show work inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino and Stanley Kubrick.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
All photos by J. Grisham
Quirky Doesn’t Begin to Cover It
Ross Ward’s Tinkertown is really, truly art
A dazzled Joshua Lee explains why the Tinkertown Museum is “more than just a pit stop on the Turquoise Trail.”
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
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all works by Julie Suzanne Brokken
This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show
The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken
Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Electric Dreams on Black Walls
Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view
A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
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
Pigments and Ailments
Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival
Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
Honoring the Hidden
Crypto-Jewish identity and tradition shine in new exhibit
Celebrate the intersection of Crypto-Jewish and Hispano life that has persevered for centuries behind New Mexico’s dusty backdrop in a lush new exhibit.
Three Harwood artists celebrate springtime
Spring swept in late this year, bringing with it an energetic chaos of uplifting art.
V.23 No.9 | 2/27/2014
Cabinet of geometries
Paging Dr. Caligari—Culture Shock prescribes the very best in books and art around Albuquerque.
V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
Denise Weaver Ross
My Heart Is in the Trees
And under a giant sea bird
Temporarily unemployed people fend off boredom in various ways. Some of us learn how to play “Hava Nagila” on the ukulele and bang out the entire five seasons of “Friday Night Lights.” Others fashion an elaborate 18-foot albatross from cardboard in their parents’ living room.
V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
photos by Miguel Villalobos
Warr of the Worlds
Chaos assumes steel forms at Small Engine Gallery
Grotesquely beautiful immensities of hot-rolled steel welded together with geometric genius are at the center of Casey Warr’s new metalwork exhibition at Small Engine Gallery.
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
The fine unline
This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.