Drawing & Driving

Steven J. Yazzie

July 26 - August 18

 

 

Join us for a discussion at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts:
Drawing and Driving: Matthew Chase-Daniel in Conversation with Steven Yazzie

 

Saturday, August 17th, 10:30–11:30 am |IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts | Allan Houser Art Park | 108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

 

In February, 2019, as part of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ Art for New Understanding: Native Perspectives, 1950’s to Now exhibition, artist Steven Yazzie led a group of artists in a MoCNA/Axle Contemporary art-making workshop, using his custom-built Drawing and Driving recumbent tricycle/studio-vehicle. Participants included IAIA art students and local artists invited by Santa Fe’s Axle Contemporary.  

 

The goal was to to engage and connect both students and the Santa Fe art community with the exhibition and Yazzie's art practice. Under Yazzie’s direction, each artist draws or paints while driving the vehicle, adding a performative and community-based element to Yazzie’s project. After the artworks were completed by the group, The vehicle was installed in the exhibition during its run at MoCNA.

 

Axle Contemporary and Yazzie have now taken the project a step further by inviting more local artists to draw and drive for the project this week.  The collection of resulting small drawings and paintings will be the exhibited in the Axle Contemporary mobile exhibition space from July 26 through Aug 18, 2019. After the opening in the Santa Fe Railyard, the mobile gallery will locate around Santa Fe during the run of the exhibition. Axle Contemporary will be located at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' Allan Houser Art Park during Indian Market week, from August 14 – 18.

 

Artists include: Gregory Ballenger, Rita Bard, Jeff Benham, Heidi Brandow, Nani Chacon, Aquila Chase-Daniel, Matthew Chase-Daniel, David Sloan, Nina Elder, Andrew Fearnside, Jason Garcia, Nicola Heindl, Chaz John*, Shakti Kroopkin, Ian Kuali’i, Stephanie Lenchard-Warren, Nina Mastrangelo, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Timothy Nero, Rose Simpson, Robyn Tsinnajinnie, Andrea Isabel Vargas, Erika Wanenmacher, Marion Claire Wasserman, Jerry Wellman, Steven J. Yazzie, and Susan York.

 

Join us for a discussion at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts:
Drawing and Driving: Axle Contemporary in Conversation with Steven Yazzie

Saturday, August 17th, 10:30–11:30 am |IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts | Allan Houser Art Park | 108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM

Matthew Chase-Daniel from Axle Contemporary will interview artist Steven Yazzie about his Drawing and Driving performances and project and exhibition organized by Axle.The conversation will include a discussion on the development of this body of work, Yazzie’s customized recumbent drawing and driving vehicle, and his project with local artists and IAIA art students.

 

Yazzie describes the project: "Drawing and Driving was conceived while on an artist residency at the famed Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006. The experimental project became a way for me to redefine my relationship to landscape by essentially drawing what I was seeing, while simultaneously attempting to control a descending gravity powered vehicle.  The drawing vehicle became a simulated version of how I often experience the outdoors (from a perspective of a moving vehicle), which touches on the notion of technology and the speed of a contemporary life.  While there are references to absurdist movements of the past, the act of drawing and driving ultimately became a true point of contact between the natural world and the man-made one; the drawings could in a sense be created by both myself and the moving ground below me."

 

 

* Chaz John work courtesy of Ellsworth Gallery

project support by IAIA-Museum of Contemporary Native Arts & Art Bridges

Stephen Yazzie

Stephen Yazzie

Windmill Ridge 1 $500 SOLD

Stephen Yazzie

Stephen Yazzie

Windmill Ridge 2 $500

Erika Wanenmacher

Erika Wanenmacher

Drive/Draw $400

Nero

Nero

Over Ground 1 $500

Nero

Nero

Over Ground 3 $500

Nero

Nero

Over Ground 2

Nero

Nero

Over Ground 5 $500

Nero

Nero

Over Ground 4 $500

Nina Mastrangelo

Nina Mastrangelo

Untitled 1 $50

Nina Mastrangelo

Nina Mastrangelo

Untitled 2 $50

Jason_Garcia/Okuu Pín

Jason_Garcia/Okuu Pín

K'uu Seng-Rock Men Mountain $50

Jason_Garcia/Okuu Pín

Jason_Garcia/Okuu Pín

Oga Pogeh Owingeh $50 SOLD

Jason_Garcia/Okuu Pín

Jason_Garcia/Okuu Pín

Okhuwa $50 SOLD

Jason_Garcia/Okuu_Pín

Jason_Garcia/Okuu_Pín

Okuu_Pín- Turtle Mountain #1 $50 SOLD

Ian Kuali'i

Ian Kuali'i

Damn You Steven Yazzie 1 $75

Ian Kuali'i

Ian Kuali'i

Damn You Stephen Yazzie 2 $75 SOLD

Ian Kuali'i

Ian Kuali'i

Damn You Steven Yazzie 3 $75

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Land Vibes 1 $60

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Land Vibes 2 $60

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Land Vibes 3 $60

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Stephanie Lenchard-Warren

Land Vibes 4 $60

Heidi Brandow

Heidi Brandow

untitled 1 $80

Heidi Brandow

Heidi Brandow

untitled 2 $80

Heidi Brandow

Heidi Brandow

untitled 3 $80

Heidi Brandow

Heidi Brandow

untitled 4 $80

Susan York

Susan York

Drawing & Driving, no 1 $400

Susan York

Susan York

Drawing & Driving, no 2 $1500

Susan York

Susan York

Drawing & Driving, no 3 $1500

Susan York

Susan York

Drawing & Driving, no 4 $1800

David Sloan

David Sloan

Landscape #1 $20

David Sloan

David Sloan

Landscape #2 $20

David Sloan

David Sloan

Landscape #3 $20

David Sloan

David Sloan

Landscape #4 $20 SOLD

David Sloan

David Sloan

Landscape #5 $20

Chaz John

Chaz John

Yippee Kiyay MF $390

Chaz John

Chaz John

Trees Y'all $390

Chaz John

Chaz John

What Dat? $390

Chaz John

Chaz John

Squirrel on the Road $390

Chaz John

Chaz John

Wellman on the Road $390

Andrew Fearnside

Andrew Fearnside

Falling Down Hills

Andrew Fearnside

Andrew Fearnside

Fable Othello Fu

Andrew Fearnside

Andrew Fearnside

Rolling Thunder

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Robyn Tsinajinnie

The Bench $50

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Sculpture Forest $50

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Off Road Smoke $50

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Robyn Tsinajinnie

Hogan $50

Gregory Ballenger

Gregory Ballenger

IAIA Sweatlodge 1

Gregory Ballenger

Gregory Ballenger

IAIA Sweatlodge 2

Gregory Ballenger

Gregory Ballenger

IAIA Campus

Gregory Ballenger

Gregory Ballenger

Sangre de Cristo

Nicola Heindl

Nicola Heindl

untitled (Redondo Pk Rd) $60

Nicola Heindl

Nicola Heindl

untitled 2 $60

Nicola Heindl

Nicola Heindl

untitled 3 $60

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

untitled $80

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Windmill Ridge 3 $80 SOLD

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Windmill Ridge 2 $80

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Windmill Ridge 1 $80

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Richards Ave $40

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Fast and Crash SOLD

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Bike Path Near IAIA $40

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Sangre de Cristos $40

Jeff Benham

Jeff Benham

Rio Grande Overlook $100

Marion Claire Wasserman

Marion Claire Wasserman

Buckman #1

Marion Claire Wasserman

Marion Claire Wasserman

Buckman #2

Marion Claire Wasserman

Marion Claire Wasserman

Buckman #3

Marion Claire Wasserman

Marion Claire Wasserman

Buckman #4

Miranda Gray

Miranda Gray

Sweet (Dog Prayer 2) $150

Miranda Gray

Miranda Gray

Happy (Dog Prayer 1) $150

Miranda Gray

Miranda Gray

This is not Toast $150

Shakti Kroopkin

Shakti Kroopkin

Mesa Vortex $100

Shakti Kroopkin

Shakti Kroopkin

On the Road $100

Shakti Kroopkin

Shakti Kroopkin

Wild Ride $100

Nani Chacon

Nani Chacon

El Diablo 1 $100

Nani Chacon

Nani Chacon

El Diablo 2 $100

Nani Chacon

Nani Chacon

El Diablo 3 $100

Eliza Naranjo Morse

Eliza Naranjo Morse

Wonderful Day $150 SOLD

Eliza Naranjo Morse

Eliza Naranjo Morse

Precious Land $150 SOLD

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Amarillo y Pasaje $80

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Clouds Towards the East $80 SOLD

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Ortiz Mountains $80

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Andrea Isabel Vargas

Rojo y Disastre $80

Aquila Chase-Daniel

Aquila Chase-Daniel

That's Hard! $20 SOLD

Nina Elder

Nina Elder

Inverted Landscape with Speculative Holes1-5 $100

Nina Elder

Nina Elder

Inverted Landscape with Speculative Holes 6 $100

Nina Elder

Nina Elder

Inverted Landscape with Speculative Holes 7-18 $100

Nina Elder

Nina Elder

Inverted Landscape with Speculative Holes 19 $100

Nina Elder

Nina Elder

Inverted Landscape with Speculative Holes 20-22 $100

Rita Bard

Rita Bard

W1 $45

Rita Bard

Rita Bard

W2 $45

Rose Simpson

Rose Simpson

They Think I'm Crazy $150 SOLD

Rose Simpson

Rose Simpson

Lonely Bug $150

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.