Jaydan Moore: Dust
June 29, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Virginia artist Jaydan Moore is known for his sculptures made from found, silver-plated tableware. After six years of manipulating these lost heirlooms to reflect on memory and commemoration, he’s accumulated thousands of scrap metal fragments. In his solo exhibition Dust, Moore incorporates the shards into a new series of sculptures. Through these palimpsests and an array of intaglio prints, the artist explores the slow deterioration of memory. Dust opens on Friday, June 29 from 5 to 7 pm, with an artist talk on Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 3 pm.
form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018
July 27, 2018 - September 15, 2018
form & concept’s represented artists come together for this dynamic group exhibition. form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018 is a showcase for each artist’s latest work, and a collective expression of the gallery’s overarching mission. Since its founding in May 2016, form & concept has added ten artists to its official roster. They maintain cross-disciplinary practices that contribute to the gallery’s creative conversation about the intersections between art, craft and design. form & concept Annual Exhibition 2018 opens Friday, July 27, 5-7 pm, and runs through September 15, 2018. The participants will present an artist talk on Saturday, August 25, 2-3 pm.
Soul of Nations
August 17, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Soul of Nations, a Washington, D.C. and Arizona-based nonprofit that works to uplift Indigenous communities throughout the Americas, presents this juried exhibition of Native teen artists from Southwest reservations. The 15 featured artists all took part in the organization’s Brea Foley Art Program, which awarded three of them with a special residency at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The exhibition opens on the weekend of SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market and offers boundary-pushing aesthetic statements from a new generation of Indigenous artists. The theme of the exhibition is “Honor the Earth.” The Soul of Nations Group Exhibition debuts at a special reception on Friday, August 17, 5-7 pm.
Armond Lara | Flying Blue Buffalo Installation
August 17, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Armond Lara collaborates with form & concept on a monumental art installation that tells the centuries-long story of enslaved Native American children. The Santa Fe artist will send 75 hand-painted, cast resin Flying Blue Buffalo sculptures soaring through the gallery’s atrium. Inspired by his own family history, Lara dreamed up the winged buffalo as a new symbol of Native survival and resilience. Each sculpture in the suspended flock will be labeled with the name of an abducted child. The installation debuts at a special reception on Friday, August 17, 5-7 pm, on the weekend of Santa Fe Indian Market. An educational event follows on Saturday, August 18 from 2 to 3 pm.
Matthew Mullins: The Sun in our Bones
September 28, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Santa Fe artist Matthew Mullins presents a solo exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculptures, inspired by the intrinsic links between humans and the natural world. Known for his mixed-media paintings that visually connect landscapes with human-made, geometric patterns, Mullins broadens his practice to encompass photography and sculpture. With this expanded artistic palette, he draws viewers across time and space—from a windswept patch of grass to the swirling cosmos. The monumental body of work, which will fill form & concept’s ground floor, is united by patterns that repeat throughout the universe at infinite scales.The Sun in our Bones debuts on Friday, September 28, 5-7 pm. Mullins hosts an artist talk on Saturday, October 20, 2-3 pm and closing reception on Saturday, November 17, 5-7 pm.