Santa Fe has its share of art fairs, but none of them are as dy­namic and di­rectly en­gag­ing as Cur­rents.

Pasatiempo - - STATE OF THE ARTS - Re­con­quest, of the Uni­verse, Stan­ley, Stan­ley Blood­less The Shape

I also liked lo­cal artist Au­gust Muth’s

a holo­graphic in­stal­la­tion ref­er­enc­ing Spain’s re­asser­tion of con­trol over its New Mex­ico colony 12 years af­ter the Pueblo Re­volt of 1680. And, as an arm­chair the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist (yeah, right!), I was also im­pressed by Iowa artist Gil­lian Brown’s

a video sculp­ture based on the idea of an ex­pand­ing uni­verse that con­trasts sharply, but also sug­ges­tively, with the mi­cro­cos­mic, con­fined in­te­rior space in which it’s in­stalled. Then, of course, there’s

mak­ing his third ap­pear­ance at Cur­rents in as many years. is a rov­ing ro­bot who bleeps and whirs as he ne­go­ti­ates his way around the ex­hibit. He was de­signed by lo­cal artist Michael Schip­pling and is too damned cute. Of course, I’m pro­ject­ing (pun in­tended) hu­man qual­i­ties onto an ar­ti­fi­cial ma­chine. “Stan­ley is our mas­cot,” Ragano said.

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