Keep Contemporary
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Keep Contemporary

JUST BEYOND THE HORIZON

Katie O’Sullivan’s provocative paintings challenge typical notions of feminine beauty. Gritty yet enchanting, her self-assured figures are outward expressions of innermost feelings. Struggles, joys and fears are exposed through abstract mark making, muted colors and shadowy forms; the resulting figures are primitive and animalistic yet retain their femininity with exaggerated anatomy and sensuality. Full of wonder, drama, sadness and bliss, O’Sullivan’s paintings are exalted visions of the female experience.

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SFAI
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

SFAI

POP UP PRINT SALE

Organized by SFAI Alumni Fellow, E. Oscar Maynard, local printmakers and artists will be selling their print works at SFAI on Sunday, November 17, Noon — 5pm.

Support New Mexico-based artists and get your holiday gifts at the same time — letterpress posters, holiday cards, handmade prints, original works, affordable gifts — 
all one-of-a-kind and custom-printed!

This event is free and open to the public. 10% of sales support SFAI programming.

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Turner Carroll Gallery
Nov
22
5:00 PM17:00

Turner Carroll Gallery

Suzanne Sbarge: Dovetail

About the work Suzanne says, “Some of the earliest examples of dovetail wood joinery are found in ancient Egyptian burials, places where body and spirit re-aligned and transformed. The hybrid characters in my work are similarly in states of flux, emerging from the unconscious and becoming something real, or exiting the limitations of the natural world and becoming new beings in new dreamscapes.”

The juxtaposition of paint and collage gives a sense of altered vision. This “collaged state of mind” – the dovetailing of the real and the surreal – is what Suzanne Sbarge looks for. Ever-present are the dualities of familiarity and otherworldliness, interior and exterior space, domesticity and freedom, sky and earth, real and imagined.

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form & concept
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

form & concept

Rainbow Eater by Todd Ryan White

Join Santa Fe-based artist Todd Ryan White for the opening night of his first solo show at form & concept, Rainbow Eater. The exhibition includes immersive installation, collage, watercolor, pen and ink drawing and wood and glass sculpture. Opening night will include live music and interactive installation.

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1619 C de Baca Lane
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

1619 C de Baca Lane

wall street in black and white consists of photographs and text by photographer Jim Costanzo who participated in the Occupy movement.
This show along with his accompanying self published book of the same name is the culmination of his Occupy experience.
Jim Costanzo lives in New York City and teaches at Pratt University.

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Meyer Gallery
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

Echoes of Creation: Brad Price

New Paintings by Brad Price Express Emotional Response to Southwest Landscape & Culture for "Echoes of Creation" at Meyer Gallery Brad Price paints expressionist landscapes with bold brushstrokes and vibrant color in order to depict his emotional connection with the Southwest landscape. His solo exhibition, "Echoes of Creation," features a new body of work created over the past six months in Northern New Mexico. His exhibition paintings depict sun-bathed cliffs, adobe structures and fall landscapes with golden chamisa bushes, cottonwoods…

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Peyton Wright Gallery
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Peyton Wright Gallery

Syncretism: Works by Elliott Green

Elliott Green was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1960. He attended the University of Michigan, where he studied World literature and Art history. He moved to New York City in 1981 and has been making paintings ever since. After spending a year in Rome in 2012, his work developed a new sense of space and landscape, characterized by panoramic, far-reaching vistas, and geophysical features like mountains, reservoirs and skies that seem to melt impossibly into pure gesture. In his recent work, the conventions of landscape are upended to produce a visual experience of equal parts gestural energy, emotion, memory, and metaphor. Green has devised techniques that are elegantly fused with his subject matter. The rich surfaces are luminous and complex; they reflect primordial terrestrial forces, the accretion and accumulation of geologic matter, and its revelation and decay.

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Ellsworth Gallery
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Ellsworth Gallery

Strange Bedfellows 4-Week Community Engagement Performance

Fifty years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono invited the world into their bedroom to be witness to their politically driven “bed-in,” Ellsworth Gallery will be reawakening the same sentiments and conversations the couple began back in 1969. Were they going to get naked—do drugs—have sex?, the public and reporters first asked themselves. No, John and Yoko were in bed to show the world a new form of passive protest. By separating one’s self from the indifferent, corrupt system of the outer world, they brought light back to where intimacy, connection, and ultimately the purest self of self begins: the bed. We think it’s time to do it again.

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Hecho a Mano
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Hecho a Mano

Grabados Oaxaqueños

Grabados Oaxaqueños features six contemporary printmakers from Oaxaca City working in relief printing, lithography, and serigraphy. Alfonso Barrera, Alberto Cruz, Mirel Fraga, Daniel Hernández, Miguel Martinez, and Gabriela Morac are all a part of a vibrant movement of printmaking.

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Santa Fe Art Institute
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Fe Art Institute

Platform: ReMatriate

October’s Platform event, ReMatriate, honors the strength of Indigenous women who are leading within their communities and creating opportunities and tools that support Indigenous peoples and other women in reclaiming or rematriating ancestral traditions of female leadership. Through art, education, and conversation, this event will give space and voice to the visibility, representation, and wellness of Indigenous women.

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LewAllen Galleries
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

LewAllen Galleries

Michael Roque Collins: Reliquaries

Collins’ dream imagery suggests allusions to what Carl Jung might call the collective unconscious, while also incorporating personal symbolism of the artist’s own past: the subtropical environment of his childhood in Houston, as well as his father’s collection of Pre-Columbian and African artifacts that surrounded him as a child. His scenes feature a variety of cultural iconography evocative of both antiquity and personal history – an armchair, a toy boat, small sculptural fetishes – set in metaphorical landscapes and temple-like interiors informed by his travels to Venice, Florence, Pompeii and South America. These objects and their settings allude to cultural myth, to the psychology of the individual, to natural cycles of destruction, and to the possibility of renewal and transcendence of the spirit.

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LewAllen Galleries
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

LewAllen Galleries

Linda Stojak: Look Away

Linda Stojak is regarded for her psychological, evocative portrayal of the female figure. Stojak’s spare figuration, diaphanous atmospheres and richly textured canvases suggest inner mysteries and tensions hidden within an unusual and spectral treatment of the female or feminine form. An exhibition of recent work by Linda Stojak entitled “Look Away” opens Friday, October 25 with an artist reception from 5-7 PM, and remains on view through November 30.

Stojak’s haunting figures function as provocative explorations of both identity and anonymity. Her paintings have been described as “psychological self-portraits,” though they remain in possession of a resonance that is broadly universal. Rendered loosely and with great attention to surface texture, her paintings project interior worlds made visible.

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Meyer Gallery
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

Dawn Voyage: Ricardo Fernandez Ortega

Meyer Gallery presents a solo show for Mexican artist Ricardo Fernandez Ortega titled, “Dawn Voyage” opening Friday, October 25th from 5-7pm. Ortega’s skillful realism connects him to the legacy of 17th century Spanish painters such as Diego Velazquez, one of his biggest artistic influences. Ortega fuses these classical painting techniques with modern and surrealist imagery, as his female subjects exist in imaginary and often fantastical settings. For “Dawn Voyage,” Ortega’s paintings reflect mystery, desire and most importantly, a theme of new beginnings.



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Art House
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Art House

“Lorna” by Lynn Hershman Leeson was the first interactive video artwork, inviting viewers to play the persona of a middle-aged woman at life’s crossroads—and to decide her fate. Created by the pioneering cyberfeminist artist between 1979–1984, the “Lorna” installation ambitiously evolved the role of the viewer into an active participant in art, foreseeing virtual reality and female video game characters by a decade.

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El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

Tokyo-Fe Wasabi Groove

Santa Fe-based Japanese contemporary painter Anri Tsutsumi is delighted to announce the opening of her solo exhibition Tokyo-Fe Wasabi Groove on November 1, 2019. Open to the public until December 7, 2019, exhibition attendees will enjoy the harmonious blend of Tsutsumi’s bi-cultural experience revealed in her paintings.

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pippin Contemporary
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

pippin Contemporary

Turquoise Dream – Cody Hooper Solo Exhibition

After almost a decade in New Mexico, prominent local artist Cody Hooper announces that next year, he’ll embark on new beginnings with a move back to his home state of Texas. While his work will continue to be represented at Pippin Contemporary, Hooper’s October exhibition will serve as a final farewell to his Santa Fe friends and collectors. For “Turquoise Dream,” Hooper presents a body of work that reflects on the life, love and endless inspiration he found as a New Mexico painter. Please join us on October 18th at Pippin Contemporary for the opening reception celebrating Hooper’s success in the southwest and his ongoing artistic journey. Live music and libations.

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Meyer Galleries
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Galleries

Jacob Pfeiffer: Mixing Metaphors

For his solo exhibition, “Mixing Metaphors,” Wisconsin artist Jacob Pfeiffer layers visual puns, idiomatic expressions and humorous wordplay into his tightly rendered still life paintings. Accurate and purposeful compositions reveal bold colors, seemingly tangible textures and juxtaposed patterns while the artist invites the viewer to decipher his mixed messages or underlying narratives. Lighthearted in his approach, Pfeiffer catches our eye with a playful puzzle and then draws us deeper with his technical skill and masterful realism. His paintings evoke laughter, lingering contemplation, awe or even initial confusion.

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Owen Contemporary
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Owen Contemporary

At the Edge: A Two Person Exhibition

Stephen Pentak and Amy Van Winkle. Each artist utilizes a linear aspect within their paintings to signify the separation of color and elements. At the edge of representation and abstraction, the methodical repetition of these ideas recall a sense of place and harmony.

Stephen Pentak’s paintings are based on drawings inspired by nature but drafted with a conscious mind to the abstract. He is informed by his surroundings but holds fast to his freedom to create and invent space. Each of his paintings emphasizes a downward view at the edge of water...and a strong edge between the reflected landscape and sky. This persistent image is a means to discovery, to exploring light and mastering the balance between representation and invention.

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KEEP Contemporary
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

KEEP Contemporary

Readings | Elizabeth Leggett , Lee Moyer, Sienna Luna, and Reiko Murakami Rice

group exhibition of four artists whose work has been inspired by the guiding wisdom, karmic narrative and spiritual symbolism of Tarot cards. Featured artists include guest curator and illustrator Elizabeth Leggett along with other notable illustrators and painters including Lee Moyer, Sienna Luna, and Reiko Murakami Rice. Exhibiting artists blend themes from Tarot with ideas from short stories, speculative fiction and fantasy writing in their own unique interpretation of the show’s theme.

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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Diego Romero vs The End of Art

Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) presents the largest assemblage of his work, exploring his reflections on Native identity and history. Romero’s personal style combines Cochiti pottery techniques with graphic art influences, which together, create a narrative combating an allusive villain, the End of Art.

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Gerald Peters Gallery
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Gerald Peters Gallery

ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY HER ROAD MANAGER, JOHN BYRNE COOKE

Cooke’s photographs reveal his unique perspective of these luminaries of folk and rock, shown both in performance and in private moments offstage, including a photograph of Joplin two days before Cooke found her dead from a fatal heroin overdose on October 4, 1970.  In recent years, Cooke’s photographs have appeared in books, magazines and television documentaries. His work offers a new archive of affectionate and revealing images from the fabled Sixties. Cooke died in September 2017.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will screen rarely seen short films of Janis Joplin. While traveling as her road manager, Cooke filmed Joplin and her band members on Fuji Single-8 film. This film has color superior to Kodak Super-8 and is undimmed by the passage of 40 years. His footage provides a unique and intimate view of Joplin offstage as well as on.

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