V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
Stand Up for What You Believe In
Comedian Hari Kondabolu brings truth, visibility to the stage
Comedian Hari Kondabolu's hyper nuanced art is like a time bomb. You might not realize why you're laughing until later.
Courtesy of Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes
“Victory of the Spirit”
A classic poem gets a theatrical treatment
Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes has adapted the epic poem Yo Soy Joaquin to the stage.
V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Authenticity on the Airwaves
Broken Boxes podcast amplifies unrepressed narratives
In her podcast, Ginger Dunnill carves out a platform for Indigenous artists, queer, gender non-conforming and women artists, and artists of color and those of “mixed/lost/stolen heritage.”
Stitch in Print
Kemely Gomez’ work shares authentic narratives of migration
Aún no Escrito (Unwritten), Kemely Gomez tackles the construction of the prevailing narratives surrounding immigration and gives them breadth, upends them or simply adds to them by embroidering real stories of migrants on top of those written and distributed in print media.
V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
Danny Hart Design
Elements of Design
The thoughtful objects crafted by Danny Hart
While most known for his jewelry (shaped wood earrings of fine wood and metal, bangles with a multitude of planes smoothed onto their surface, necklaces with elegant splashes of color), Danny Hart makes a lot more than that—custom furniture and geometry-inspired lighting pieces, for example.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
Courtesy of Sheri Crider
Wings of Change
Flight tests art-making as social practice
Birds symbolize a lot of things for many of us who are so firmly earthbound. For Sheri Crider they are “a symbol of migration and freedom,” but carry even more weight than that on the curved backs of their wings.
Fantasy as Reality
Guest artist Eric Velhagen helps Bubonicon ring in 50 years.
The Liberated Poem
An Infected Sunset by Demian DinéYazhi'
DinéYazhi' writes the hard stuff without obscuring or embroidering it with language and An Infected Sunset explores the potential of form to underscore its content.
V.27 No.33 | 8/16/2018
Courtesy of Tracy Rocca
Light as Air
Tracy Rocca works to translate experience into canvas
Tracy Rocca starts with rough renderings of national parks and slowly blurs them through layer after layer of paint, until just the washed, melding fields of color remain.
Local artists react to climate change
Beneath the dome skylight of the gallery, artists Justine Ortiz, Mike Ortiz and Kris Mills show sculptures of bizarre creatures that provoke grief for the planet’s seemingly inevitable doom.
Courtesy of the UNM Art Museum
Director Arif Khan unpacks the UNM Art Museum’s importance
We talk to Arif Khan about UNM Art Museum.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ
Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.
Courtesy of Michelle Otero
Words of Praise
Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate
Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.
V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
k. ferg photography
Past Lives brings new energy to repertory pieces
Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.
Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope
“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.