A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Stephen Buxton: Point of View 2016, collage
David Rothermel Contemporary, 142 Lincoln Ave. #102, 575-642-4981 Stephen Buxton: Debris of Broken Symbols opens Friday, Sept. 16, with a 5 p.m reception. Buxton, a self-taught artist, makes minimalist collages influenced by the works of such 20th-century modernists as Francis Bacon. In Buxton’s work, familiar but abstracted shapes and forms hint at domestic interiors, and the imagery references movements such as Cubism and Surrealism. Buxton, a former window-display designer for couture shops and department stores, uses unconventional materials in his collage works, including sandpaper, rubber, and metal.
Michael Furman: 1954 Alfa Romeo BAT 7 (detail) 2012, photograph
Patina Gallery, 131 W. Palace Ave., 505-986-3432 Michael Furman’s photographs of classic motorcars emphasize the beauty and sleek appearance of automobiles designed with both personality and performance in mind. Alfa Portraits, an exhibit of his photographs of Alfa Romeos, opens on Monday, Sept. 19, with an artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. The exhibit is in conjunction with the Santa Fe Concorso, a gathering of more than a hundred rare cars and cycles that takes place on Sunday, Sept. 25, on the grounds of The Club at Las Campanas. The Alfa Romeo is the featured motorcar at this year’s concorso. “They were a wonderful combination of power and beauty,” writes Furman. “The Italians know how to make cars beautiful.”
Richard Tuschman: The Potato Eaters 2014, archival pigment ink
Photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St., 505-988-5152 Photographer Richard Tuschman creates dreamlike, narrative images in saturated compositions that have the quality of realist paintings. His Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz, a photographic novella about a fictional Jewish family in Poland in the 1930s, is a tender exploration of themes of love and grief. Tuschman creates a surreal sense of place by using live models and detailed dioramas. Images from the series are on view starting Friday, Sept. 16, with a reception at 5 p.m.
Najib Joe Hakim: Passports to Exile 2013, digital collage
The Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-473-6011 The traveling exhibition The Map Is Not the Territory makes the Santa Fe University of Art and Design the final stop of a five-year national tour. The show — which examines the intersection of Irish, Native American, and Palestinian cultures and the commonalities of their experiences with invasion, occupation, and colonization — includes works by nearly 40 contemporary artists, most of them from these three cultures. The exhibit opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Sept. 16, followed by a panel discussion at 6 p.m. with artist and activist Iktemal Jaber, graphic designer and photographer Neal Ambrose-Smith, and Acushla Bastible, a performance artist and co-founder of Lifesongs at the Academy for the Love of Learning.
Paul Sarkisian: Magenta, Yellow and Blue 35 2015, polyurethane on wood
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 554 S. Guadalupe St., 505-989-8688 Charlotte Jackson welcomes New Mexico-based artists Paul Sarkisian, Johnnie Winona Ross, and Pard Morrison to its roster with the exhibition True to Form. The group show of two- and three-dimensional works also features works by other gallery artists, such as Jeremy Thomas and William Metcalf, and includes pieces that challenge our perceptions of material use. The show is on view now through Sept. 29. There is an artist reception on Friday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.