small worlds

New Mexico School for the Arts

11th and 12th grade students

working with

Curtis Talwst Santiago

Yang

Yang

Look In The Past

Anabelle Fitzharris

Anabelle Fitzharris

Not What It’s Supposed to Be mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches

Andrea Bruno

Andrea Bruno

Floater mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $100

Ava Moser

Ava Moser

Boxed In mixed media 1.5 × 2 × 2.5 inches, $175

Antonio Ortega

Antonio Ortega

Chapters End paint, clay, super glue, figurines 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 inches, $100

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner mixed media .5 x 1.5 x 1 inches, nfs

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

Divorce mixed media 1.4 x 2 x 7.75 inches, nfs

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

She Calls Me When It Rains mixed media 2 x 4.5 x 5 cm, nfs 15 -

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

I Call Him When It Rains mixed media 2 x 4.5 x 5 cm, nfs

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

Spouse mixed media 1.4 x 2 x 1.75 cm, nfs

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

Sweet Shop mixed media 2 x 2 x 2.5 inches, nfs

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

The Entertainment Industry (closed) mixed media 1.5 x 3 x 4.9 cm, nfs

Avis Kerns

Avis Kerns

The Entertainment Industry (open) mixed media 1.5 x 3 x 4.9 cm, nfs

Avis Kerns The Entertainment Industry mi

Avis Kerns The Entertainment Industry mi

Bella Palmer

Bella Palmer

Living Room mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $125

Bella Palmer

Bella Palmer

Toolbox mixed media 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 inches, $150

Charlene Almeida

Charlene Almeida

Charlene Almeida

Charlene Almeida

Ella Wise

Ella Wise

Flowers mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, nfs

Emily Segura

Emily Segura

Spruce Lane ring box 4 x 3 x 2 inches, nfs

Emma Goodman

Emma Goodman

Healing holy sand, clay, figurines 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, nfs

Geneva Curry

Geneva Curry

Don’t make me drop my lobster paint, beads, variety of miniature materials 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $150

Fisher Benson

Fisher Benson

2 AM at Denny’s mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, nfs

Fallon Wrede

Fallon Wrede

Overwhelming fabric, paint, cardboard 3 x 4 x 4 inches $200

Jasmine DeLeon

Jasmine DeLeon

Caged mixed media 1.5 × 2 × 1.5 inches, $150

Jasmine DeLeon

Jasmine DeLeon

Dirt mixed media 1.5 × 2 × 2.5 inches

Jasmine DeLeon

Jasmine DeLeon

Safety mixed media 1.5 × 2 × 8.5 inches

Jorge Calob Cobos

Jorge Calob Cobos

City electronic components 1.5 x 2 x 4.5 inches, $200

Lavina Sage Gray

Lavina Sage Gray

don't touch me (set of two #1) mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $200

Lavina Sage Gray don't touch me (set of

Lavina Sage Gray don't touch me (set of

don't touch me (set of two #2) mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $200

Ligaia Meyer

Ligaia Meyer

Dream Forest sculpey, beads, embroidery thread 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $200

Lotte_Eveleth

Lotte_Eveleth

I’m sorry, I just have a lot on my plate right now mixed media 2 x 2 x 1.5 inches, nfs

Lotte Eveleth

Lotte Eveleth

We Interrupt This Program to Bring You a Very Important Announcement mixed media 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 inches, $150

Malia Seva

Malia Seva

Malia Seva untitled Mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches

Piers Watson

Piers Watson

Max Grabowsky

Max Grabowsky

Dad's "Fancy" Cookout ring box, toothpicks, sculpey 1.5 x 2 x 2.5inches, $150

Oliver Selvage

Oliver Selvage

Oliver Selvage A Safe Space mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches

Sophie Monasterio

Sophie Monasterio

untitled yarn, thread, mixed media 15 x 2 x 2.52 inches $100

Quin Monroe Kueffner

Quin Monroe Kueffner

White Blood mixed media 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, $150

Simona Rael

Simona Rael

Simona Rael Peña Town paint, sculpey, beads, fabric, ringbox, audio 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, nfs

Rosalie Davis

Rosalie Davis

It really do matter sculpey, paint 1.5 x 2 x 2.5 inches, nfs

William Thornburg

William Thornburg

Out of the Boxes Sculpey, Elmer’s glue, paint 3 x 4 x 3 inches, $150

Exhibition: December 15-19

 

Curtis Talwst Santiago is in Santa Fe, spending the week in afternoon diorama workshops with NMSA's 11th and 12th grade students to conceive of and create small worlds, an exhibition of miniature, condensed dioramas that reflect a self-proposed narrative by each student. small worlds will be on view in the Axle Contemporary gallery from December 15 through December 19. The educational partnership between SITE Santa Fe and New Mexico School for the Arts offers New Mexico youth learning experiences and exposure to professional artists and creative problem solving that impacts students lives for years to come.

 

Santiago's work is included in the current SITE Santa Fe SITElines biennial, Casa tomada. He will be speaking at SITE at 2pm on December 15th, before the opening of the student work.
 

Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979 Toronto, Canada; lives in Lisbon)
Over the last several years, Santiago has been creating dioramas inside of ring boxes. Inside of these small spaces, Santiago constructs environments that are intimate and performative; the artist has carried them around to show visitors one on one, opening up a scene in the space of his hand. These mobile enclosures are a way of transporting carefully constructed scenes that include specific people, places, and histories.  For Casa tomada, one gallery contains a glass house in which a selection of 51 dioramas appear together in a singular installation.

 

From a recent article in The Santa Fe New Mexican's Pasatiempo by Grace Parazzoli:

To create his art, Santiago uses a wide array of media — everything from plastic to hair. On his use of varied media, but also perhaps speaking implicitly to his works as a whole, he said, “Anything has the potential to be something larger than it is when you bring it down to that scale.”

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.