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.
The audio art of Jeph Jerman
For several decades, Jeff Jerman has been delving into the mysterious potential of the matter that surrounds us, culling sonic qualities from his collection of discarded and unexpected instruments.
V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Courtesy of Studio Hill Design
Browse local mural art in your browser
Local designer Sandy Hill was inspired to highlight and honor Albuquerque's public art with a sleek website that catalogues our city's murals.
Courtesy of Chelsea Bunn
Chelsea Bunn unpacks the power of poetry
For many, poetry feels inaccessible. As a teacher, Chelsea Bunn hopes to share that poetry doesn't have to be “abstruse or inaccessible,” but instead a vehicle to find greater understanding of both ourselves and the world around us.
V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
Courtesy of Shi Yazhi Sage Gallery
Room to Grow
Artists Daniel A. and Gert Walters find space to share and encourage creativity
The dream for Daniel A. Walters and Gert Walters is simple: to continue their work as artists, and to have Shi Yazhi Sage continue to be a sustainable business.
Courtesy of GRAFT
From Here to Eternity
Shitty Infinity opens at GRAFT
Taking on a culture of celebrity in the contemporary art scene, Shitty Infinity challenges how value is assigned to art, and do it with a sense of fun that underpins their core ideas.
Courtesy of Inpost Artspace
The Art of Music
The diverse creative modes of local musicians
Tom Guralnick unpacks this year's Musicians Making Art and the legacy of the exhibitions that happen in conjunction with the New Mexico Jazz Festival.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
Stitching New Vocabulary
Rattler uses symbol to create pieces with power
Talismanic motifs that might summon all sorts of things in their wearer—from strength to an increased awareness of the natural world to simple aesthetic pleasure—are some of the images that find prominence in Tiran Sahar's garments created for Rattler.
Traveling for Truth
Voices from the Margins fosters collaboration between New Mexico and New Delhi
We chat with organizer Sarah Wilkinson and artist Adam Gutierrez about Voices from the Margins, a group show by exchange students in Albuquerque and New Delhi, India.
V.27 No.27 | 7/5/2018
Sean Paul Gallegos
Places of Worship
Sean Paul Gallegos works in transformation and self-definition
Nearly 20 years ago, a neighbor brought Sean Paul Gallegos a pair of knock-off Air Jordans salvaged from a Chinatown dumpster. “He said, 'I'll put you in an art show in our gallery if you make something with these.'”
V.27 No.26 | 6/28/2018
Eric Williams Photography
The Way to Albuquerque
New mural depicts migration in all its beautiful diversity
The mural stretching to the roof of Kei & Molly Textiles' west facing wall means to express the multiplicity of stories of migration to and arrival in the United States.
Courtesy of the City of Albuquerque
Prado for the People
Works from Spain's famous museum land in downtown Albuquerque
Under the colorful shade covers at Civic Plaza is Verano del Prado, where standout pieces from the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado (in Madrid, Spain) are recreated and on display.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
The Art of Exchange
New Visiting Curator Series kicks off with a visit from renowned artist and curator
Before his visit, Julio César Morales took the time to discuss his work as an artist and curator, how art can work in the community and the importance of “supporting artists working in 'off center' locations such as Albuquerque."
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
Otto Rigan's sculptural work and the art of endurance
Otto Rigan's work at Spaceport America aspires to timelessly capture flight, without dated references to specific technology.