1.22.2017

THE SPLENDOR OF SHOPPING AT CASA NOVA


 A  F U S I O N  O F  E Y E  C A N D Y





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Natalie Fitz-Gerald - owner/curator of CASA NOVA - having a bit of CHASING fun with her charming assistant Nelly-Joy - has filled her dream space with everything that delights her senses - color, texture, old/new Africa, and bold and eclectic designs from around the world.

"I love taking things our of context - from so many cultures and re-contextualizing it
 I call it a fusion of art, culture, tradition history and living. And, I love the reaction of people when
they walk in and see all these glorious things.  I want to show that even though something is made by a bare-breasted woman on a dirt floor, living in a dung hut, it can be a
 beautiful design and wonderful quality."



















STONE CUSHIONS...















"Each piece has its own spirit because so many hands have touched it along the way to CASA NOVA.."

Nelly-Joy Irakoze



C A S A   N O V A
At the Railyard

530 S. Guadalupe St. - Santa Fe, NM

505.983.8558

1.15.2017

A VISUAL WEEKEND IN SANTA FE

THE CCA - CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART -
 & EL MUSEO CULTURAL PULLED OUT THE STOPS THIS WEEKEND!







C C A

Two shows opened this weekend - in the Munoz Waxman Gallery - MAPPING RESONANCE - a 

sprawling installation by internationally renowned - New York & New Mexico-based artist - Jill 

O'Bryan; and INTERFACE - playful paper and mesh sculptures by Santa Fe artist,  MADELIN COIT.






Large-scale rubbings ( frottages) of the New Mexico Mesa where O'Bryan lives for six months each year, grace the walls, and her smaller residue paintings and breath paintings are displayed like a giant smorgasbord on the gallery floor .  




Also on display are her new series of sculptural plaster vessels.



A wonderful show & space to wander and chat...


Fiber Artist, Kay Kahn

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From this sky-scraper bundle of past issues of THE MAGAZINE...


MADELIN COIT whirls and twirls a gaggle of pages into ethereal, organic sculptures.




and wire mesh...




All making enticing shadows on the wall...


Admirers, Outside Artist Steven Snyder...


And Sculptor, Susan Latham, graciously posed for portraits!

MEET THE ARTIST

Coit will be present in her exhibition space every Friday afternoon for the duration of the exhibit -  adding subtracting and altering the space. 

photo courtesy of CCA

Both exhibits - January 13 - March 12, 2017








CIVIL RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE


 The door was open and I walked in,  drawn by the far wall with its'

dynamic collage of images...





MARIA MARTINEZ, Executive Director of El Museo. was there to tell me the wonderful background story of these striking images. 




"EL TELLER DE GRAPHICA POPULAR - The Graphics Workshop of the People,"
 she explains, "began as a literary group in Mexico City which then became a
 graphic art collective in 1937. They created lino-cuts and woodcuts expressing
 what was transpiring at that time intersecting their culture. The originals,"
 notes Martinez, " are at the Zimmerman Library at UNM."


Some of the images," she says, depict teachers who were murdered during that time...








elmuseocultural.org

At the Rail Yard - Santa Fe
Next to Santa Fe Clay




Also at El Museo, in a large side room, Ceramic Tile Artist, Sam Leyba is putting
 the finishing touches on a magnificent tile mural that will wrap around the
 entrance to EL MUSEO. The finished tiles are inverted and attached in sections to
 craft paper with water-soluble glue. Then each section is placed on the El Museo
 doorway surround with mortar and when that sets, the paper is moistened
 and peeled off, revealing the front side of the mural.

 


The back side of the tile mural,...





The green tiles are 24 kt gold-plated glass, and when the mura
 is inverted the gold will catch the light and sparkle...

STAY TUNED FOR MORE PHOTOS..I WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHING 
THE FINAL INSTALLATION.  

Date to be determined by the weather.


AND, I'M GOING!