9.06.2011

Curiosa - A Delight on Canyon Road

Photos by C. Whitney-Ward

When Shawna Tatom opened CURIOSA 4-years ago along Canyon Road, she wanted to fill her diminutive shop with whimsy and delight.
 She succeeded.

"The thread that ties everything together," explains Shawna, "is I only buy what I love."

And she is passionate about old books, hence the name Curiosa, a term meaning rare or unusual books. Much of the shops lovely collection of jewelry is artfully displayed on the pages of old books.


She's also passionate about the natural world - rabbits, leaves, flowers
birds, etc. wend their way into delightful objects displayed invitingly throughout the shop.














And, you can never have enough wishes...


CURIOSA
718 Canyon Road
next to Geronimo Restaurant

505.988.2420

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