Monday, April 15, 2019

Danielle Orchard Artist Talk at Tamarind Institute, Weds, April 17, 5:30pm

The Tamarind Institute is hosting an artist talk by Danielle Orchard on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30pm.  Orchard is the third recipient of the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency.

The talk will be held at George Pearl Hall Auditorium in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning building across from Tamarind at Central and Cornell Ave.  Seating for the talk is limited and registration is recommended - this can be done at

The talk will also be streamed live on Instagram on the

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Conversation: Contemporary Art Journalism Then and Now at 516 ARTS, Thursday, April 25

516 ARTS and The Magazine Speaker Series kicks off on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm at 516 Arts.  Contemporary Art Journalism Then & Now brings together Bill Peterson, former publisher of ArtSpace Magazine (1976-1993) and Lauren Tresp, publisher of The Magazine.

The Speaker series which is being presented in connection with 516 ARTS current exhibit In Our Own Backyard and continues with two more installments:

Thursday, May 9, 7pm:  Collectors Collect New Mexico I
Christian Mayeur & Annie Poux, Mayeur Projects
Jugnet + Clairet, Artists
At The Magazine Project Space, 1415 W Alameda ST, Santa Fe.

Thursday, May 23 7pm: Collectors Collect New Mexico II
RJ Bailie, Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico (CAS)
Diana Gaston, Director Tamarind Institute
Marisa Sage, Director, Curator University Art Museum NMSU
Nicola López, Emmi Whitehorse, Artists
At 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave, Albuquerque

In Our Own Backyard is on view at 516 ARTS through June 1. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Guard Everything Appropriately and All Will Be Well Reception at Sanitary Tortilla Factory Tomorrow @ 5:30pm

For the past couple of days, Nora Wendl has been redacting the trial transcript from van der Rohe vs. Farnsworth in a perfomative action called Guard Everything Appropriately and All Will Be Well at Sanitary Tortilla Factory. You can get some background to the


I stopped in to view the progress late this afternoon and found the task seemingly complete.  
The installation including an accompanying dual projection video will remain on view though tomorrow.
There is a reception tomorrow evening to cap off the performance tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 pm.

The two videos, straddling one corner of the gallery depict an enactment of the performance, the redaction here happening line by line.  In the present instance of the performnce, Wendl has used ink and a brayer to strike the text in broad compositional forms, selectively leaving fragments of the text visible to create a kind of humorous and random concrete poetry while at the same time revealing the obvious animosity within the transcript if not the substance of the interaction documented in the text.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Qué Chola Opening

Parking was at a premium at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Friday night.  A very full house was on hand on the for the opening reception of Qué Chola.  The opening of the exhibit which will remain on view through August 4, happened to coincide with International Women's Day.  

A series of exhibition tours, related art-making opportunities for adults, and for families and screenings will be scheduled through the run of the exhibit. Schedules for such events can be found on the NHCC Events page. 

An Associated Press story by Russel Contreras on Qué Chola can be found here.

Curator Jadira Gurule making public comments and acknowledements during the opening.

One of two community sourced Chola photo boards on view in the galleries with images imbued with the Chola spirit sent in by the Public.
Detail from one of the Chola boards.