SITE Santa Fe: Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward: distance to venus

SITE Santa Fe is thrilled to present Rebecca Ward: distance to venus, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist, Rebecca Ward. Employing banded, sewn, and deconstructed canvases, Ward’s work explores the line between painting and sculpture. Her work emphasizes materiality and process, as she unravels and reassembles canvas to expose underlying stretcher bars, revealing the multidimensional physical structure of the painting itself.

distance to venus features a selection of recent works (2021-2022) tracing the transformative phases of pregnancy and childbirth through the language of geometry, materiality and abstraction. Expanding upon her previous vernacular of hard angles and straight lines, Ward’s new paintings employ curves which evoke an idealized female form. As a queer person experiencing motherhood, the artist implies a separation from the archetype of the female goddess, positioning a changing body in relationship to landscape, mathematics, and celestial phenomena.

Venus, at its nearest distance to Earth, is some 38 million miles away. Navigating her 38th rotation around the sun, Ward documents this rite of passage by transcribing the immeasurable into abstract minimalist forms. The exhibition coincides with the release of a monograph entitled before & after, which includes a conversation with curator Brandee Caoba.

Rebecca Ward (b. 1984, Waco, TX) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Axle Contemporary’s E Pluribus Unum: Northern New Mexico

Axle Contemporary’s E Pluribus Unum project coming to Northern New Mexico

August 25- October 11, 2022
visit axleart.com for locations and hours

 

Since 2012, Santa Fe’s mobile artspace has been traveling across the state of New Mexico working on a statewide photographic portrait project, E Pluribus Unum. The mobile gallery is outfitted as a mobile black and white photography studio. Visitors bring an object of personal significance and sit for a portrait, holding their special object.

Prints are made immediately using Axle’s solar-powered printer. One copy is given to the participant, another is pasted onto the exterior of the Axle mobile artspace. Over the course of each iteration of the project the exhibition grows to include many hundreds or thousands of portraits. At the close of each project, a book of the portraits and accompanying writing is published and the portraits are exhibited in local museums and artspaces.

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Santa Fe Studio Tour – Membership

Santa Fe Studio Tour (SFST), is excited to announce they are expanding their opportunities for artists and art lovers by becoming a member!

Artists from all different backgrounds are welcome. The SFST goal is to create a year-round sense of community and expand visibility for member artists through advertising, social media, and events beyond the annual Santa Fe Studio Tour.  

COST OF MEMBERSHIP:   ARTIST MEMBERS  $50  +  NON-ARTIST MEMBERS $35

An interactive dinner NFTs

nft Santa Fe
An interactive dinner event prepared by Marc Rasic, followed by a guided discussion about NFTs and their use for physical and digital art.

Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 6:00 PM 

Studio Bianco
821 Canyon Rd, No. 5
Santa Fe, NM 87501

There will be great food, drink and conversations, so please join us as we explore the potential for NFTs and art!!

The evening will start with an interactive dining installation prepared by Chef Marc Rasic. Then Charles Oppenheimer, Julian Thompson and Joshua Bingham will lead a guided discussion about the use of NFTs for digital and physical art. In addition, they will introduce the concept of a Non-Player Game (NPG), i.e. look into a living painting. And finally, there will be an auction for the NFT of the NPG!!

A special thanks to Studio Bianco for hosting this event.

For more information on the event please check out our June 18th @ Studio Bianco event website or the main Studio Bianco website.

 

Jeffrey Gibson: Body Electric

Jeffrey Gibson Body Electric

SITE Santa Fe presents The Body Electric, a solo exhibition spanning Jeffrey Gibson’s multi-decade practice. Gibson’s merging of artistic styles, and historical and contemporary cultural references synergizes to create vibrant, multilayered works of art that express the complexities and relationships between injustice, marginalization, and personal identity.

The Body Electric features a survey of the artist’s painting, sculpture and installation, as well as newly commissioned works including the performance To Name An Other and a large scale mural, THE LAND IS SPEAKING ARE YOU LISTENING, activating SITE Santa Fe’s front lobby and main galleries.

Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972, Colorado) is a celebrated multidisciplinary artist whose works are represented in over 20 permanent collections across the US. He is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee

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Movie Night at the Railyard: SOUL

Soul movie Santa Fe

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Community Picnic
The Railyard Park Conservancy hosts the first Movie Night of the season (Pixar’s Soul) with a BYO Community Picnic. Grab your blankets and picnic baskets and come meet your neighbors in the Park!  We’ll provide drinks and snacks, as well as info and demonstrations about our popular upcoming programming: Sand Play Saturday, Graze Days, the Railyard Art Project, and more.  

 
Disney and Pixar tell stories like no other. The studio that brought us UP and Inside Out and Coco, have perfected the art of art that moves us, inspires us and generates conversation. SOUL
 
Saturday, May 28th, 2022
6:15pm – 8:15pm
Railyard Park Community Room & Lawn
740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Creative Santa Fe: PechaKucha Night

Santa Fe lectures

Santa Fe water

 

 

 

An Electrifying Night

This event was co-hosted by Creative Santa Fe and SITE Santa Fe, and sponsored by the City of Santa Fe. 

From the inspiring origin story of Artwalk Santa Fe, to the future of our H2O supply from Water Division Director Jesse Roach, to creative trespasser Tania Katan’s backup career as a corn hole pro.

Find all VOL. 13 FLUX presentations here!

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