Breasts of Both Worlds
Duke City and Big Apple tag-team for scintillating show
The Pow! in Powwow
Black Market Goods resurfaces for Gathering of Nations with eclectic bash
The flyer for Josh Jones' Injunuity art show depicts a head-dressed Native American cartoon character gleefully gassing an undersized hotrod beneath the tagline "Start your Injuns!" A throwback to the comically bizarre work of Ed Roth and R. Crumb, the illustration is indicative of the unhinged spirit of the event Jones has been assembling for four years during Gathering of Nations.
Miniature in Madrid
Sometimes when you think big, you have to think small. No, that's not a quote from Yogi Berra. It's the formula gallerist Cassidy Watt employed to curate In Microscale, a show of 150-odd pieces from about 45 artists, now in its second annual iteration at Metallo Gallery in Madrid. The criteria: create pieces of art that, if 2D, have a surface area of no more than 36 square inches. "I didn't want to tie the artists’ hands behind their backs. You could do a 1-by-36 if you wanted to," he says. If the work is 3D, well, just keep it small.
Nicola López: Haunted
Go Sage Yo’Self!
Two Worlds NM, a performance art group, is hosting a first Thursday of the month Native and Indigenous actors, poets, dancers, musicians, and comedy artists. These free to watch virtual performances, happening from 6pm to 7:30pm, are meant to bring viewers the best of Native and Indigenous artists of all genres. The Thursday, August 6 featured performers include Rhiana Yazzie (Diné) from the New Native Theater in Minneapolis, Jir Anderson (Cochiti Pueblo) from the JIR PROJECT, Isiah Yazzie (Diné) Native comedian and Christina M. Castro (Jemez Pueblo/Taos Pueblo) actor for Spider Woman Stories/Native comedian. This is a free community event, live on Zoom, with links available by email or on Eventbrite.