Analog

a showcase of old media art

June 28 – July 21

 

2 Locations
at
Axle Contemporary & Gray Matter
June 28 – July 21


SPECIAL EVENT

Axle and Gray Matter exhibitions closing party

at
Baca Street Bash
926 Baca Street
Sat, July 20, 4-8 pm

Visit axleart.com for daily locations and times of the mobile gallery.
Gray Matter is at: 926 Baca Street #6 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505.

 

An exhibition of artworks that are manually operated, mechanical, or otherwise interactive or address previous "heights of technology” with the benefit of hindsight.

This exhibition, following the blockbuster Currents New Media Festival takes a step backwards.

Artworks displayed range from an interpretation derived from very simple but ancient innovations such as the pencil and weight driven toys to more engineered and complicated wind driven sculptures.


 

  • Michael Sumner from Burning Books has created a miniature old-time slideshow of self-portraits culled from reflections in photos of televisions offered for free on Craigslist.

  • Damon and Sabrina Griffiths present a hand-cranked mechanical hideous looking cartoon mouse riding a taught-wire unicycle, as well as puppets from their Flying Wall Studio.

  • Gen Hayashida delights us as usual with a cranked machine that when in full operation spell “AXLE”.

  • Kathleen McCloud reflects on early digital tech with a piece about her antique solar powered Texas Instruments calculator.

  • Christopher Murphy’s vehicle-mounted bird will fly from his Volvo wagon (you’ve seen it around Santa Fe) to Axle’s front bumper.

  • Don Redman presents a model and blueprints of his wind-powered Pegasus Wheel designed to sit on pilings in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Michael Schippling presents GI Joe dolls which swing back and forth in a stattaco rhythm as the battle and embrace.

  • Steve Storz brings crazy grunge machines cobbled together from old VCRs and Telephone parts, that jerk and whirr with protruding biomorphic tentacles.

  • Charlotte Thurman shares her "Home Movie: Halloween Candy Commercial 97'" Rotoscoped graphite animation over degraded VHS home video.

  • Eliza Twichell shows her charming and humorous shrugging clothespin oracle figure.

  • Ven Voisey’s old teddy bear claims the wall and speaks to us from his belly-mounted cassette player.

 

 

Ven Voisey   Talking Animal   (Yellow Be

Ven Voisey Talking Animal (Yellow Be

Griffith Unicycle.jpg

Griffith Unicycle.jpg

Burning Books   Curb Alert    nfs .jpg

Burning Books Curb Alert nfs .jpg

Steve Storz Triffid Grunge Machine sm.jp

Steve Storz Triffid Grunge Machine sm.jp

Kathleen_McCloud____Book_piece_‘Calculat

Kathleen_McCloud____Book_piece_‘Calculat

Gen Hayashida   Kinetic Axle Piece   $40

Gen Hayashida Kinetic Axle Piece $40

Charlotte Thurman   Home Movie- Hallowee

Charlotte Thurman Home Movie- Hallowee

Eliza Twichell Oracle $300 .jpg

Eliza Twichell Oracle $300 .jpg

Christopher Murphy   Owl   $900  .jpg

Christopher Murphy Owl $900 .jpg

Kathleen_McCloud_‘The_pen_is_mightier_th

Kathleen_McCloud_‘The_pen_is_mightier_th

Steve Storz    White Zombie Tentacle   $

Steve Storz White Zombie Tentacle $

Steve Storz    Grunge Machine Black Blos

Steve Storz Grunge Machine Black Blos

Michael Schippling    Electron Gun Reliq

Michael Schippling Electron Gun Reliq

Michael Schippling    Play Game Life   $

Michael Schippling Play Game Life $

GM install 1.jpg

GM install 1.jpg

Gen Hayashida   Postcards   $200 each .j

Gen Hayashida Postcards $200 each .j

Don Redman    Project Pegasus Wheel Mode

Don Redman Project Pegasus Wheel Mode

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths   The Skyrid

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths The Skyrid

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths   The Jester

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths The Jester

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths   The Moon

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths The Moon

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths   Girl on th

Damon and Sabrina Griffiths Girl on th

Burning Books   Collection   nfs .jpg

Burning Books Collection nfs .jpg

Burning Books   Pencil   $250 .jpg

Burning Books Pencil $250 .jpg

 Charlotte Thurman   VHS Tape   NFS .jpg

Charlotte Thurman VHS Tape NFS .jpg

   Eliza Twichell   Spiderman   $150  .j

Eliza Twichell Spiderman $150 .j

Wilderness Acts 2018

Art-in-Nature

 

Cannupa Hanska Luger & Ian Kuali’i 

Frederick Spaulding

Dana Chodzko

Munson Hunt

Rick Yoshimoto & Chrissie Orr

Susan Bruneni

Susannah Abbey

Paula Castillo

Brian Fleetwood

Gina Telcocci

Kathleen McCloud

 

with The Santa Fe Botanical Garden's

Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

 

September 1 – 23 in Axle

 

All of September and October at the wetlands preserve

 

Opening for both shows: at the wetlands preserve, Saturday,  Sept.1 , 1- 4 pm

Bouquet

Bouquet

Frederick Spaulding

Anemopsis

Anemopsis

Brian Fleetwood

Anemopsis

Anemopsis

Brian Fleetwood

Susannah Abbey

Susannah Abbey

Migrations: A Query

Susannah Abbey

Susannah Abbey

Migrations: A Query

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Leave it to Beavers

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Leave it to Beavers

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

Site Specific Land Acknowledgement, Healing Action and Indigenous Seed Dispersal, Cannupa Hanska Luger in Collaboration with Ian Kuali'i.

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

Site Specific Land Acknowledgement, Healing Action and Indigenous Seed Dispersal, Cannupa Hanska Luger in Collaboration with Ian Kuali'i.

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

Site Specific Land Acknowledgement, Healing Action and Indigenous Seed Dispersal, Cannupa Hanska Luger in Collaboration with Ian Kuali'i. Image credit: Dylan McLaughlin

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

Site Specific Land Acknowledgement, Healing Action and Indigenous Seed Dispersal, Cannupa Hanska Luger in Collaboration with Ian Kuali'i. Image credit: Dylan McLaughlin

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

Site Specific Land Acknowledgement, Healing Action and Indigenous Seed Dispersal, Cannupa Hanska Luger in Collaboration with Ian Kuali'i. Image credit: Dylan McLaughlin

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

artists on site, June, 2018

Tethered 2018

Tethered 2018

unfired clay and seed offerings

UP/ROOTED

UP/ROOTED

Rick Yoshimoto and Chrissie Orr

UP/ROOTED

UP/ROOTED

Rick Yoshimoto and Chrissie Orr

UP/ROOTED

UP/ROOTED

Rick Yoshimoto and Chrissie Orr

UP/ROOTED

UP/ROOTED

Rick Yoshimoto at work

Lovers and Friends

Lovers and Friends

Dana Chodzko

Lovers and Friends

Lovers and Friends

Dana Chodzko

Lovers and Friends

Lovers and Friends

Dana Chodzko

Lovers and Friends

Lovers and Friends

Dana Chodzko

Mudma

Mudma

Gina Telcocci

Mudma

Mudma

Gina Telcocci

Mudma

Mudma

Gina Telcocci

Mudma

Mudma

Gina Telcocci

Mudma

Mudma

Gina Telcocci

Reclamation (small) 1, 2 & 3

Reclamation (small) 1, 2 & 3

Munson Hunt

Reclamation (small) 1, 2 & 3

Reclamation (small) 1, 2 & 3

Munson Hunt

This pair of exhibitions explores the relationship between art and nature, creates awareness of our local natural resources, and promotes wetland and ecological conservation. The artists will create ephemeral sculptural artworks using natural materials in sites in the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega. Works will be on view at the preserve throughout the months of September and October. A companion exhibition of related works by the same artists will open in the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery on September 1 and continue through September 23. This is the third iteration of the Wilderness Acts Biennial, which began in 2014. Works in this exhibition include a small shelter constructed from "invasive" saplings, a day-long performance ritual of seed distribution, and beavers sculpted from mud.

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden's Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve is a 35-acre nature preserve and home to a rare natural cienega (marsh) and hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife.

 

 

presented by Axle Contemporary and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

 

 

  • DIRECTIONS: The preserve is located on the I-25 West Frontage Road south of Santa Fe. From I-25 take Exit 271 for “La Cienega” and turn right onto West Frontage Road heading north. The parking lot entrance is 1½ miles north after turning onto West Frontage Road. From New Mexico State Road 599 (NM-599), turn south onto West Frontage Road heading toward the Downs at Santa Fe Race Track. The parking lot entrance is two miles south of the Downs at Santa Fe Race Track.