9.01.2011

Evoke Contemporary - Pamela Wilson

EVOCATIVE
&
DARKLY  PLAYFUL

Photos by C. Whitney-Ward

I'm an EVOKE junkie. Whenever they have a new show, they change their window to showcase the artist's work. And I'm always walking by and taking a photo through the window.


This week's painting  -  a forlorn Victorian lass sitting on a railroad track holding an empty birdcage.


How could I resist? I stepped inside the gallery.






Figurative painter, Pamela Wilson's works of art are provocative and compelling. Her subjects are dark and singular and haunting.  Pamela on the other hand looks like a California gal who wouldn't dream of putting a stuffed bird on her head,  draping dead fur around her neck, or toting a rifle - the stuff of her otherworldly paintings.


Pamela's a collector of wildly-wonderful stuff and says that if she weren't an artist she'd probably open an antique shop. And, before putting paint to canvas, she finds the perfect model,
dresses her with a melange of great finds, and does a photo shoot capturing the mood. Then she begins to paint.


Pamela's a collector of wildly-wonderful stuff and says that if she weren't an artist she'd probably open an antique shop. And, before putting paint to canvas, she finds the perfect model,
dresses her with a melange of great finds, and does a photo shoot capturing the mood. Then she begins to paint.




EVOKE CONTEMPORARY
130 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM

505.995.9902

SHOW: PAMELA WILSON -BIRDSHOT
Opens: Friday, September 2  through September 30

8.29.2011

The Chef's Farmer - Romero Farms & Il Piatto

Photos by C. Whitney-Ward

Sometimes the real action at Santa Fe's il piatto restaurant isn't inside the kitchen but outside on the sidewalk. Around 3pm every Saturday afternoon, Dixon Farmer extraordinaire Matt Romero parks his truck along Marcy Street - next to the restaurant - and sets up a satellite market along the sidewalk.
 



Within minutes, out comes il piatto's Chef/Owner Matt Yohalem to pick up - literally - his produce order and to see if there's anything else that tickles his fancy.

Yohalem (left.) & Romero (rt.)





Yohalem visits the Santa Fe Farmer's Market during the week to check out what will wend its way onto his menu and to place his order, and just like clockwork every Saturday afternoon, Matt Romero delivers his beautiful produce. "It's really farm to restaurant," laughs Yohalem, who has known Romero for years (they're hunting buddies) and trusts him implicitly to deliver exactly what he ordered. "Matt (Romero) was an Executive Chef and he understands restaurants and how a kitchen and executing a menu works." And, says Yohalem, Romero is known for growing specialty, old-fashioned variety produce that has wonderful intense flavors...


And if you're eating at the restaurant this week, you'll see these lovely raw  goats milk cheeses with ash on the menu - a wonderful Market find. And fresh herbs and spices are infused into olive oil served  table side.


IL PIATTO
95 W. Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM
505.984.1091

ROMERO FARMS
At the Santa Fe Farmer's Market

Snaphots at the Santa Fe Farmers Market


                                               Photos by C. Whitney-Ward










SANTA FE FARMERS MARKET
at THE RAILYARD

Tuesday & Saturday
7am - noon
Thursdays
4-7pm