Pasatiempo - - PASA WEEK - by Michael Abatemarco

Stephen Wilkes: House in Reeds, Oak­wood Beach, Staten Is­land 2013, dig­i­tal C-print

Monroe Gallery of Pho­tog­ra­phy, 112 Don Gas­par Ave., 505-992-0800 Pho­tog­ra­pher Stephen Wilkes ex­plores en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues in a body of work in which beauty is con­trasted with en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues. “There are mo­ments in jour­nal­ism when the media cap­tures the vis­ual de­tails of a dis­as­ter, yet some­times misses the true scale of dev­as­ta­tion,” he writes. “It’s my hope that these im­ages serve as a wake-up call — whether that call is about global warm­ing, in­fra­struc­ture, or just the recog­ni­tion that the world is chang­ing, it’s a re­minder that we need to take spe­cial care of our frag­ile world.” Stephen Wilkes: Rem­nants, an ex­hibit of his pho­to­graphs, con­tin­ues through Nov. 22..

Erin Cone: Con­tin­u­ance 2015, acrylic on can­vas

Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Road, 505-988-3888 Erin Cone ex­plores the hu­man fig­ure in com­po­si­tions that em­pha­size form, line, ges­ture, color, and spa­tial re­la­tion­ships. “I want to show all of the emo­tion of the mo­ment, but none of the con­text,” she writes. Her latest solo ex­hi­bi­tion, In­ef­fa­ble, is cur­rently on view and con­tin­ues through Oct. 25.

Alexan­der Brown: Moire Koan 2015, met­als and light

City of Mud, 1114 A Hickox St., 505-954-1705 Santa Fe’s new­est art gallery City of Mud marks its grand open­ing with the ex­hi­bi­tion Re+In­ven­tion. The col­lab­o­ra­tive art space of­fers works in a va­ri­ety of medi­ums as well as vintage ar­ti­facts, wear­ables, and home dé­cor. The ex­hi­bi­tion, which opens with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, Oct. 16, in­cludes works by Alexan­der Brown, Paul Shapiro, Frank Et­ten­berg, Leshek Zav­is­tovski, and oth­ers.

Erika Wa­nen­macher: Datura Per­son and Bee 2015, cast and fab­ri­cated bronze

Axle Con­tem­po­rary, 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612 Bronze-cast­ing teacher Piers Wat­son and six lo­cal artists worked with stu­dents at the New Mexico School for the Arts to cre­ate a se­ries of sculp­tures us­ing the tra­di­tional process of the luted cru­cible, a bronze-cast­ing tech­nique with cen­turies of use in West Africa and In­dia. Wat­son learned the tech­nique while ap­pren­tic­ing with cast­ers in Bas­tar, Ch­hat­tis­garh, In­dia. The Luted Cru­cible, an ex­hibit of the com­pleted artist and stu­dent works, con­tin­ues through Nov. 6 in Axle Con­tem­po­rary’s mo­bile gallery. Call or visit www.axleart.com for daily up­dates on the mo­bile gallery’s lo­ca­tion.

Wil­liam Frej: No Mas Cerveza, San Agustín Etla, Mexico 2014, archival inkjet print

Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta, 505-954-5800 Pho­tog­ra­pher Wil­liam Frej cap­tures the spirit of the Day of the Dead in a se­ries of im­ages shot in Oax­aca, San An­tonino, and San Agustín Etla, where cel­e­brants honor the dead at al­tars, grave sites, and in pa­rades. Frej has been pho­tograph­ing in­dige­nous cul­tures for more than 40 years. Día de los Muer­tos, a solo ex­hi­bi­tion, re­mains on view through Dec. 26.

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