Saturday April 8, 2017
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Ilona Pachler explores the notion of memory, permanence, the way we remember and the distances between time and place as they change over time in reality and in memory. Runs through 5/31.
“Memory, Places and Measures” opens on International Slow Art Day, April 8
Santa Fe, NM - The ART.i.factory is pleased to announce its next exhibition, “Memory, Places and Measures,” a show of works created by Santa Fe artist Ilona Pachler. The exhibition opens on April 8, coinciding with “Slow Art Day”.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 4-7p.m.
Slow Art Day Discussion with the Artist: Saturday, April 8, 11a.m. Participants will view five works of art for 10 minutes each. Following the viewing, participants will meet with Pachler at Counter Culture Cafe for a discussion. The event is free but space is limited; RSVP to email@example.com. The first 10 attendees will receive a free cup of coffee at Counter Culture.
Where: The ART.i.factory Gallery space (inside Art.i.fact Consignment Boutique) 930 Baca St., Suite C, Santa Fe
Exhibition Dates: April 8 through May 31
Pachler’s work utilizes the light of her current home in New Mexico, the fleeting rush and speed of New York City where she lived previously, and the waters of the Danube river in Linz, Austria, from where she hails.
“Three days after I spent time photographing in the subway systems of New York City, Hurricane Sandy hit these very places,” Pachler says. “Six months after my return from Austria where I was searching for reflections of architecture in the waters of the Danube, the river flooded parts of the city in a 100-year flood.”
These events made Pachler question the notion of memory, permanence, the way we remember, and the distances between time and place as they change over time in reality and in memory.
The artist’s screen prints on wood and steel panels become tablets recording the intersections of sight and thought processes, present and past. They are fragments of a place, a history, and a measure of memory. Each of the prints are hand-pulled, some are painted over, and they all capture unique qualities of moments in time.
Her sculptures, which interact with the prints, are measuring devices, gauges, and reflectors. They attempt to measure and reflect on the memory. “Our instruments of measure used in everyday life,” Pachler observes, “seem arbitrary and too incomplete to be capable of measuring memory and recording its constant changes.” With her art, she seeks to correct this deficiency.