A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
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.