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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