Kade Twist, I Can Almost See the Ocean, 2016. HD Video with sound. Edition of 4. Copyright © Kade Twist. Courtesy David Richard Gallery.
SANTA FE, NM.- The inaugural edition of The Santa Fe Art Project showcases the most cutting-edge artwork of the Southwest’s cultural capitol. Eight curators from Santa Fe will feature over 50 established and emerging artists representing the best of the city’s contemporary art scene. The Santa Fe Art Project is a multi-faceted presentation of visual arts creativity in “The City Different.” Over an eight-week period, a series of rotating exhibitions of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and digital media will be accompanied by a series of gallery talks, panel discussions and other public events. The first of a series of three exhibitions for The Santa Fe Art Project is September 9 through 24, 2016 at David Richard Gallery. The presentation for Part I features Santa Fe artists: Craig Duncan, Marina Eskeets, Matt King, Phat Le, Heather McGill, Dylan Pommer and Kade Twist. A separate presentation by guest curator John McKissick includes Santa Fe Artists: Nicholas Chiarella, Caley Dennis, Amelia Fugee, Christian Michael Filardo, Jamie Hamilton, Angelo Harmsworth, Lindsey Kennedy, Drew Lenihan and Lara Nickel. The second exhibition for The Santa Fe Art Project, Part 2 will be September 30 through October 15, 2016 with an opening reception for the artists and curators on Friday, September 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at David Richard Gallery. This presentation will feature Santa Fe Artists: Chris Collins, Anne Farrell, Caity Kennedy, Garrett Koch, Daisy Quezada, Martin Rixe, Nico Salazar and Chase Stafford. A separate presentation, “Women’s Work”, by guest curators Jennifer Joseph and Chris Collins of the Santa Fe Collective will include Santa Fe Artists: Sydney Cooper, Jennifer Joseph, Thais Mather, Terri Rolland and Lucrecia Troncoso. The third and final exhibition of The Santa Fe Art Project, Part 3 will be October 21 through November 6 with an opening reception for the artists and curators on Friday, October 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at David Richard Gallery. This presentation will feature Santa Fe Artists: Scott Anderson, Erik Gellert, Katherine Lee, Daniel McCoy, Ryan Robertson, Cara Romero and Jack Slentz. A separate presentation by guest curators Crockett Bodelson and Sandra Wang of SCUBA will include Santa Fe artists: Sue Begy, Andrew Cimelli, Derek Chan, Cheri Ibes, Parker Jennings, Jessamyn Lovell, Ric Lum, Kristen Roles and SCUBA. “The cultural history of Santa Fe for the past 100 years is closely entwined with modern art history,” notes the project’s director, David Eichholtz. “The city has long been home to many of the world’s renown artists and The Santa Fe Art Project aims to continue this amazing story of visual creativity.” “The participation by several of the city’s collectives and independent curators brings a fresh perspective to the Santa Fe art scene,” says Eichholtz. “The Santa Fe Art Project is a unique platform showcasing the kaleidoscope of creative energy to be found here.”