V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015
The Daily Word: How To Be An Expert (in anything)
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 19 2015 1:07 PM ]
School to Prison Pipeline
He who controls the present, controls the past
The wrong side of history
How to be an EXPERT! (w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Behind the Logo
Art, Taking OVER your town squares
Cyclone of Bullshit
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
By Joshua Lee
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
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.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
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.
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
By Zachary Kluckman
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
By Nora Hickey
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
By Alison Oatman [ Thu May 8 2014 2:31 PM ]
Spring swept in late this year, bringing with it an energetic chaos of uplifting art.
V.23 No.9 | 2/27/2014
By Lisa Barrow
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
By Gail Guengerich
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
By Michael Jerome Wolff
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
By Lisa Barrow
The fine unline
This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
He’s got character, enigmatically simple and dance dance la revolución
By Lisa Barrow
He’s got character
Get an art-smart jump on your week with Culture Shock. Khaled Hosseini reads, clay artist Andrew Van Assche’s new show opens and Festival Flamenco Internacional dances onstage.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Form and Function
SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy
By Summer Olsson
Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Toast embroidery, Oreo cameos, condiment wallpaper and cereal samplers
By Laura Marrich [ Thu Jul 7 2011 12:00 PM ]
Artist Judith G. Klausner works in a lot of nontraditional mediums, but none are as appetizing as her From Scratch series. Using only bread, thread and a little paper for structural support, Klausner combines embroidery with toast to produce some incredibly fine, painstakingly realistic mold, eggs or pats of butter. She stitches “BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY” directly onto Chex corn cereal to produce a kind of “meta sampler.” The white stuff in the middle of an Oreo sandwich cookie is the only material she needs to carve out a totally convincing cameo.
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