New Mexico artist Tigre Mashaal-Lively unveils The Solacii on Friday, July 30 during the Closing Reception of Entangled Futurities. Mashaal-Lively (they/them/their) is a multidisciplinary artist and founding member of the Earthseed Black Arts Alliance. Their 21-foot-tall outdoor sculpture, titled The Solacii and composed of steel, resin, lights, sound, and donated and reclaimed textiles, finds a new home in Santa Fe outside form & concept.
The Solacii debuted at Burning Man in 2017, sheltering festival participants from the intense heat of the Black Rock Desert. The artwork’s Santa Fe debut coincides with the closing day of Mashaal-Lively’s first show at form & concept, titled Entangled Futurities, which asked the question, “How do we spore the futures in which we want to live?” The two-person show also features ceramic works and speculative fiction by New Mexico artist Pascal Emmer.