Small Works Invitational
November 30 - December 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-7 pm
What/ Who: form & concept presents the second annual MICROCOSM group exhibition. The gallery invited all-star artists from its 2018 shows to make works measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller. It’s form & concept’s final statement of the year, reflecting the variety of mediums and messages that graced the walls. MICROCOSM will feature far-flung creators who work in clay, glass, fiber, precious metals, and camera film—among many other materials.
When: The MICROCOSM group exhibition debuts Friday, November 30 from 5 to 7 pm and runs through December 31, 2018. The opening reception coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.
AT THE CLOSE OF AN ACTION-PACKED YEAR, FORM & CONCEPT MOUNTS A TINY BUT MIGHTY RECAP
Santa Fe, NM—form & concept hit a high point in its short history last July, when readers of Santa Fe Reporter voted the space “Best Gallery” in the publication’s annual Best of Santa Fe contest. As 2018 comes to a close, the two-year-old gallery looks back on a year of forward-thinking programming that caught the imagination of the City Different. For its second annual MICROCOSM group exhibition, form & concept invited all-star artists from every 2018 show to create works measuring 8 x 10 inches or smaller. The diverse materials and messages on view will set forth a patchwork portrait of the gallery’s rebellious and transdisciplinary spirit. MICROCOSM 2018 opens on Friday, November 30 from 5 to 7 pm.
MICROCOSM 2018 is form & concept’s sixteenth exhibition of 2018—and the opening reception will be this year’s forty-seventh event. “We’ve been going nonstop, which is how we like it,” says Gallery Director Frank Rose. “There’s no better way to take stock of everything than mounting one last show for 2018, with artists who’ve worked with us along the way.” The show will fill the gallery’s stairwell, catwalk and atrium, forming a microcosm of form & concept’s recent history and presenting a new chapter in each contributor’s story. The artists on view wield many different mediums, including clay, glass, fiber, precious metals, oil and acrylic pigments, watercolors, found objects, new media technology, and camera film.
“Returning visitors are sure to recognize some of the names in this exhibition,” says form & concept Gallery Director Frank Rose. “However, this is not a retrospective—it’s a brand new challenge. The contributors will conduct bold experiments within tiny constraints.” The MICROCOSM reception is part of the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. The gallery’s Hand/Eye group show, which features artists from across the United States who merge photography and craft mediums.
Participating Artists: Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Erin Mickelson, Case Jernigan, Kat Kinnick, Wesley Anderegg, Jodi Colella, Kevin Bond, Drew McGee, Nina Elder, Nate Masse, Kyle Farrell, Alex Gill, Sarah Palmeri, Emily Mason, Katie Dorame, David O’Brien, Charlotte Thurman, Alicia Piller, Shannon LAthan, Charles John, Julie Slattery, Ona Yopack, Matthew Mullins, Jaydan Moore