Upcoming mobile gallery schedule
Tortilla Baby––Rica Maestas
Friday July 30, 6:00 - 7:00 Santa Fe Railyard, Shade Structure by Farmers Market
Sunday Aug 1, 2-3 pm, Canyon Road, Santa Fe
Santa Fe Railyard
Shade Structure by Farmers Market
Friday July 30, 6:00–7:00 pm
Sunday August 1, 1:00–2:00 pm
Tortilla Baby ruminates on birth and belonging, as well as the fraught yet intimate relationship between parents and children. How do we become a part of the rich, complicated, and varied cultural landscape here in New Mexico? Through our heritage, our experiences, our deliberate choices, or is it something else entirely? This piece explores these questions in a tenderly absurd process of viviparity, where the artist will be built in to an horno-like structure in order to be born (or perhaps escape).
Rica Maestas is a burqueña artist, author, educator, and social practitioner from Albuquerque. In her creative practice, she is interested in vulnerability, whimsical connections, and finding the ‘plenty’ in ‘not enough.’ She has received numerous grants for her creative work, curated independent, experimental exhibitions as well as institutional projects, published written ruminations in diverse forums, and exhibited visual art and performance pieces nationwide. Maestas holds an MA from Brown in Public Humanities and a BA from USC in narrative studies/cognitive science/design. In addition to pursuing her own creative art practice, Maestas coordinates digital communications & membership at SITE Santa Fe, and programs at Vital Spaces.
From the artist: "I make little treasures, gifts of myself offered sweetly and in earnest. With aspirations of intimacy, I invite you to be my guests in surreal and often emotionally demanding spaces, whether physically, through socially engaged projects and performances, or intuitively, through paintings, photos, and assemblage. Inspired by the desert and the loneliness of childhood, my artworks are an exercise in communicating the intricacies of feeling small and vulnerable, and living entirely in the magic of your imagination."
memorial exhibition & painting distribution
at Axle Contemporary and SITE Santa Fe
August 6 & 7, 2021
August 6: noon - 7pm
August 7: 9 am - noon
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Axle's Summer Performance Art Series
Each weekend will be a different artist and a different performance. The series will be a unique way to present the many ways in which artists work within the context of performance as an artform. The artists will invoke poetry, songwriting, storytelling, theatre, textile, dance, drawing, and sculpture as components of their performance art over the course of six weeks. Come see them all!
James Hart/The Willies
Santa Fe Playhouse/.Fiesta Melodrama
Axle Contemporary programming is supported by Axle Projects, Inc. Axle Projects is supported through individual donations, grants, and sponsorship from the City of Santa Fe's Arts & Culture Department.. This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Exhibitions in the Santa Fe Railyard are made possible through the support of The Railyard Art Project. If you are interested in supporting Axle Projects, visit the website here.