Meridel Rubenstein: Eden Turned On Its Side: Selections From Photosynthesis

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EDEN TURNED ON ITS SIDE IS A NINE -YEAR ENDE AVOR IN THREE PARTS: Photosynthesis, The Volcano Cycle, and Eden in Iraq. A selection from the first series (started in 2007) and two volcano images are hanging in a small side room of David Richard Gallery. The expected completion of Eden in Iraq is 2016. Meridel Rubenstein is a renowned photographer and environmentalist asking through this timely series, “Can Eden be restored?” Rubenstein (along with plenty of others) maintains the Judeo-Christian ideal of Eden that the Earth was at one time perfect. First there was light, which allowed for photosynthesis, vegetation, ...

Under the Dark of Night: Outdoor Vision Fest at Pushkin Gallery

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Pushkin Gallery, located on Canyon Road, opened in 2000 as the first Russian art gallery in Santa Fe. Its founder, Kenneth Pushkin, and its curator of Russian painting, Rosa Lena Reed Robinson, recently began engaging the students at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) in a vibrant and innovative collaboration. Pushkin Gallery has since established the Pushkin Gallery Prize, an annual scholarship rewarded to a new media student—this summer, the gallerists have offered the building’s façade for a series of summer-long video mapping projections called Outdoor Vision Fest (OVF). The University also hosts ...

Micaela Gardner: Federal Dances

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CHOREOGRAPHER MICAELA GARDNER’S FEDERAL DANCES WERE PERFORMED on three separate occasions over the weekend of June 27. Gardner began conceptualizing the dance’s eight vignettes two years ago and rehearsed with the accompanying performers for one year. The dancers came and went until there were seven: six women (including Gardner) and one man. The eight segments, parsed out on a distributed program to the hundred-plus voyeurs gathered at the Federal Park, describe stages of revolution, colonization, and industrialization. Part of Gardner’s goal was to uncover New Mexico’s cultural history as well as to honor ...