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