Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism

A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOW­ING AROUND TOWN

Pasatiempo - - CONTENTS - by Michael Abatemarco

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.

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