Pasatiempo - - On the Covers - by Mar­garet An­der­son

Win, win, and draw

In Jan­uary 2009, SITE Santa Fe’s Young Cu­ra­tors pre­sented a group exhibit of work by stu­dents ages 13 to 21 based on the theme of “change” at the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts’ MuñozWax­man Gallery. The mood of the coun­try and the cam­paign of Barack Obama played a key role— sub­con­sciously or not— in the cu­ra­tors’ de­ci­sion to fo­cus on change. But they were also in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion and hands-on spa­tial ma­nip­u­la­tion through art and the cu­ra­to­rial process.

The Young Cu­ra­tors— a weekly af­ter­school and sum­mer pro­gram sup­ported by SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Ro­tary Foun­da­tion that pro­motes an in­ter­est in con­tem­po­rary art and cu­rat­ing— re­turns to en­gage the pub­lic eye this week­end with a stu­dent exhibit ti­tled Doo­dle? at the Col­lege of Santa Fe Fine Art Gallery (1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 473-6508). The doo­dle is the work on the page, while the ques­tion mark speaks to the cu­ra­tors’ in­tent: to ex­am­ine doo­dles and ask if they can be con­sid­ered art sim­ply be­cause they are draw­ings and to in­ves­ti­gate them for signs of sub­con­scious in­flu­ence on the work it­self. Is that squig­gle just a squig­gle or a roughly sketched peek in­side the mind’s eye? The CSF Fine Arts Gallery hosts an open­ing re­cep­tion from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fri­day, March 5, and Doo­dle? hangs through March 19. The Young Cu­ra­tors are sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets dur­ing the open­ing to help fund the exhibit, and prizes will be awarded near the close of the re­cep­tion. For more de­tails on the exhibit and the Young Cu­ra­tors pro­gram, call Joanne Le­frak at 989-1199, Ext. 19.

Doo­dle me this: Ta­ble

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