Art Santa Fe – Art Lab Archives

2018 Art Labs

Art Labs feature special curated projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show.  Browse the Art Santa Fe Art Labs archive below and explore the creative works from past shows.

Art Lab 1: Inspirations Of Georgia And Frida

Artist: Miguel Paredes
Sponsored by: Contemporary Art Projects USA, Booth 205
Location: Pre-Function Area

See this amazing installation that exemplifies the Art Santa Fe 2018 show theme, [ALLURE]. Combining the influences of Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo, Miguel Parades’ inspirational piece “Contemplating Frida” uses his celebrated techniques to show us the enigmatic allure that each of these iconic women artists have brought to us over the decades—inspiring us still today.

Paredes’ New York background combines cutting-edge street art, POP and Japanese animation for his own trend-forward genre. His unique urban realist style is inspired by Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and his mentor Ronnie Cutrone, Warhol’s assistant at The Factory. The bright fluorescent colors have shaped Paredes color palette and inspired his approach.

Don’t miss the inescapable mystery and allure of these two women as presented on Parades’ canvas!

Art Lab 2: Embroidery From An Archer’s Eye

Live Demonstration: Artist Terry Boyd
Sponsored by: Mia Feroleto / New Observations, Booth 210
Location: Pre-Function Area

Watch as Terry Boyd’s newest artwork is created before your eyes! With a bow and arrow, he uses pattern and fiber art, to explore the mind. His unconventional sewing techniques to create a visual “white-noise” that is meant to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories by allowing an access point to the unconsciousness.

His performance will use a compound bow to shoot a yarn-tethered arrow back and forth through a stretched canvas, as if it were a needle and thread, to magnify the process of sewing to a scale at which it becomes dangerous. This method of sewing tears apart walls and disintegrates the fabric, breaking the mending and healing metaphor of sewing, using violence to create an elegant tension between life and death.

And at the same time, we are drawn to the allure of the unending elegance of the line. Don’t miss the excitement of his live bow and arrow demonstration!


Terry’s Live Demonstration Schedule:
THURSDAY, JULY 12 | 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 13 | 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 14 | 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 15 | 1:00 p.m.

Art Lab 3: Art Santa Fe Selects

Art Santa Fe Slects

Location: Look for the Art Santa Fe Selects Awards throughout the show

The Art Santa Fe Selects Judges have made their choices! We thank our prestigious panel of judges—each one an influencer in the art and design world of Santa Fe.

  • George Rivera—Artist, Art Instructor, and Recent Governor of the Pueblo of Pojoaque
  • Alex Hanna—Santa Fe Arts Commissioner, and Founder, Designer and Brand Specialist at Invisible City Designs
  • Cyndi Conn—Executive Director at Creative Santa Fe
  • Steffany Hollingsworth—ASID Interior Designer, and Partner at HVL Interiors
  • Irene Hofmann—Phillips Director and Chief Curator at SITE Santa Fe

Are their winning choices your favorites too? Walk the show to find each one.

2017 Art Labs

Art Lab 1: Translation

Zammy Migdal
Translation Installation by Zammy Migdal

Artist: Zammy Migdal
Curator: Mariavelia Savino
Sponsored by: Contemporary Art Projects USA
Location: Art Talk Area

An ideogram is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept of a thing without indicating the sounds, words, or specific language used to say it. Some ideograms are understandable by prior convention and others from the pictorial resemblance to a physical object (the latter are also called pictograms). Zammy Migdal has created a unique series of artworks titled “Translation” that follows the path of a number of western innovators who envisioned designing a universal written language.

A major conclusion to this presentation is a significant set of artworks composed by a fusion of the diverse symbols and alphabets adopted throughout the history of humanity. Migdal aims to show human beings as a whole and, moreover, to express that we can all understand each other, especially if we have a positive attitude. The bright solid colors embody his creative thinking, as well as the luminosity and colorful depiction of his experiences with the cultures of Israel, Cuba, and the Caribbean.

An extraordinary highlight of this Art Lab is Migdal’s celebration of the French master Henri Matisse’s paper cuts and collages. Matisse created a pictorial language that narrated several episodes of his life, places he visited, and his personal beliefs. Inspired by Matisse’s imagery during the final decade of his life Migdal closes the creative artistic circle of “Translation” by creating a clever and colorful fusion of his sculptural art with the pictorial language of the great master.

Art Lab 2: Lines of Thought

New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of ArtThe Virgin and Christ Child with a cat, about 1478–1481, pen and brown ink over stylus underdrawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Image ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Museum of Art Director: Mary Kershaw
Sponsored by: New Mexico Museum of Art
Location: Booth 713

Take a glimpse into “Lines of Thought,” the exciting exhibit currently running at the New Mexico Museum of Art, featuring works from a veritable “who’s who” of renowned artists through the centuries. Art Santa Fe is honored to host the museum at the show and share the importance of this exhibition. “Lines of Thought” offers a rare opportunity to better understand the thinking behind an artist’s drawing, comparing side-by-side drawings from master draftsmen and artists across five centuries. The featured artists include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline, Georges Seurat, and Rachel Whiteread.

Examining the ways artists have used drawing as a means of recording and provoking thought from the fifteenth century to today, “Lines of Thought” explores the history of drawing as a thinking medium, providing insight into the minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. A treasure of small wonders, this exhibit features powerful designs and suggestive sketches by Renaissance masters and artists through the ages.

As part of its 2017 Centennial Celebration, the New Mexico Museum of Art is the first of only two venues in the United States to host the “Lines of Thought” exhibit before it goes overseas. The exhibit runs from May 27 to September 17, 2017.

Art Lab 3: 2017 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards

[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Contest

Location: Booth 507

See the full display of the winner and finalists of the 2017 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year contest! After months of searching, reviewing artwork, and interviewing artists, the judges selected Kevin Grass as the Artist of the Year. Visit the [PLATFORM] display to see the artworks that inspired the judges and amazed audiences as the display makes its final stop on the national RMG tour of shows.

Art Lab 4: Traditions & Innovations Of Icheon Ceramic Arts

Artists: Boksik Ji, Joungoo Ham, Changwan Hong, Changho Ahn
Curator: Helena Kim
Sponsored by: GK Fine Art
Location: Booth 107

  • Thursday, July 13: 5:30 p.m, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Icheon Ceramics Village has been producing high-quality traditional Korean ceramics for 500 years and has become the center of traditional pottery since the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Now over 300 pottery artists are congregated at the village to create the acclaimed ceramic artworks.

Art Santa Fe welcomes the master ceramic artists from the Icheon Ceramic Village, who will demonstrate the procedure of creating ceramic art pieces in both traditional and contemporary methods during the exhibition. Visitors will enjoy this incredible opportunity to see the highest quality of ceramics being crafted by these master artists who are known as living cultural treasures of Korea.

Art Lab 5: Summer Safety with Artist Kelly Fischer

Artist: Kelly Fischer
Curator: Mariavelia Savino
Sponsored by: Contemporary Art Projects USA, Santa Fe Children’s Museum
Location: Art Talk Area

  • Friday, July 14: 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16: 1 p.m.

Internationally renowned contemporary artist and book author Kelly Fischer returns to Art Santa Fe with her newest children’s book, Capu Capuchin Goes to Monkey College. It’s a charming, beautifully illustrated story that reminds us all about the importance of safety during summer activities and throughout the year.

Based in Switzerland, Fischer—a mesmerizing visual artist, compelling author, mother, and early childhood expert—has received global acclaim and incredible success at major art shows and events, where she has painted live and interacted with children during coordinated special projects. Her work is part of private collections in the United States and abroad.

Children and their parents who attend Fischer’s special readings of her new book will receive a signed copy to take home.

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