Ghost In the Machine: Charting the [Forlorn] Social Network
Art / Web

Ghost In the Machine: Charting the [Forlorn] Social Network

By Margaret Wright — If our individual corners of the Internet hardened into tangible territory—if the bells and whistles, alerts and strata of contacts took form—the result might resemble a public square tiled with soapboxes and amplifiers, family members, work associates, near-strangers crammed elbow-to-elbow. Everyone quoting news bytes, devouring photographs, shouting for their mundane or … Continue reading

Rapture of Aesthetic Pluralism: “Stands With a Fist” at MoCNA
Art / Culture

Rapture of Aesthetic Pluralism: “Stands With a Fist” at MoCNA

By Margaret Wright — Reaching Santa Fe’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts may require a crossing of the Plaza where gutterpunks are playing guitars and singing loud enough to rattle the concentration of a pair of leather-fringed tourists fiddling with a camera next to the Soldiers’ War Monument. The obelisk, testament to our state’s tension-riddled timeline of … Continue reading

Living in Print: Hip Mama Zine
Art

Living in Print: Hip Mama Zine

By Marya Errin Jones — Dead trees, skinned, dried and pressed into sheets. Cut to size, tattooed with words that leave imprints on us. Writers become our teachers and our talismans. Stories become incantations. It’s difficult to imagine incanting over an electronic book or being transported by the numbing, arctic glare of a touch screen—some kind … Continue reading

Memory in Ruins: Frol Boundin’s “Last Monuments”
Art / Culture

Memory in Ruins: Frol Boundin’s “Last Monuments”

By Margaret Wright — Maybe it wasn’t intentional. But the setting for printmaker Frol Boundin’s solo show at SCA Contemporary reverberates with his work. In industrial north Downtown, between a stretch of weeded-over rail line and the traffic tides of I-40 (a.k.a. “Coronado Freeway”), the gallery feels like it’s moored amid symbols of how the … Continue reading