form & concept

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form & concept

435 S Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe NM 87501

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2017 Calendar

form & concept is pleased to present the gallery's 2017 exhibition and event calendar. Click the button below to download a PDF of our schedule, and make sure to watch your inbox for full press packets and updates as programs approach. For the most up-to-date version of our calendar, visit the form & concept press page or contact our marketing manager, Jordan Eddy. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.  
Upcoming Shows & Events

New Performance by Victory Grrrls 
Saturday, February 11, 3:00 pm

form & concept is excited to debut a new performance piece by local, interdisciplinary art collective Victory Grrrls on Saturday, February 11 at 3:00 pm. The performance takes place the day after form & concept’s WISC Fellowship Presentation on Judy Chicago by Chad Alligood, curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which will feature a Q&A session with Chicago.
Playing on feminist themes that Chicago has explored throughout her career, local artists Niomi Fawn, Thais Mather and Lucy Madeline will illuminate the continued vitality of the powerful social movement that was bolstered by Chicago’s artworks and activism. The gallery will accept a sliding scale donation of $5-$10 in support of the artists.
Image courtesy Niomi Fawn, Victory Grrrls. 

Judy Chicago at form & concept.

Friday, February 10, 5:00 pm. Reception with artist to follow. 
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The Women’s International Study Center (WISC) and form & concept present a WISC Fellowship Presentation on Judy Chicago by Chad Alligood, curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Throughout the month of February, Alligood will be in residence at WISC to draft an essay for an upcoming monograph on Chicago by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Chicago herself will be in attendance as Alligood recounts a fascinating chapter of her life at this special presentation.
The event is at form & concept on Friday, February 10th at 5:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Seating is limited for this free event, so please click here to reserve a seat. In addition to reserved seating, there will be a public standing room and a Facebook Live broadcast of this event. 
Image courtesy Judy Chicago. 

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Mark Newport: Mending
Opening Friday, February 24, 5-7 pm.

Mark Newport returns to form & concept gallery for a solo exhibition that cuts to the heart of the Michigan textile artist’s practice. Mending features torn muslin cloths with meticulously embroidered patches, a symbol of the scars that life etches on the body and psyche. The show opens on Friday, February 24 from 5-7 pm and runs through May 20, 2017. Newport will speak about his work at our gallery talk on Saturday, February 25 from 2-3 pm.

“This series explores the idea of repair and scarring,” says Newport. “I was a very accident-prone child. I have some scars.” The artwork in Mending stands in stark contrast to the artist’s first exhibition at form & concept. In the gallery’s ReFashion group show, Newport presented hand-knit superhero suits. “The costumes suggest the body, masculinity, armor,” Newport explains. “This new series is more about vulnerability, so I’m flipping that coin on its head.”
Image: Mark Newport, From Within (detail), embroidery on muslin, 75" x 33".

Shifting Landscapes: 3rd International SDA Member Juried Exhibition 

Opening Friday, February 24, 5-7 pm.

Artists from the Surface Design Association (SDA) will reinvent the map using felt, cotton, silk, string and countless other fibrous materials in the 3rd International SDA Juried Exhibition at form & concept. The gallery is pleased to announce Shifting Landscapes, an exhibition that explores traditional and contemporary interpretations of place by artists, designers and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials and techniques. The exhibition opens Friday, February 24 from 5-7 pm. 
There will be a Shifting Landscapes gallery talk with SDA Executive Director Danielle Kelly, and Shifting Landscapes artists and jurors, on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm. 
Image: Lisa Klakulak, Fractured Compaction, felt, 22" x 11.5" x 2.5".

Ongoing Exhibitions

Bunny Tobias: Elegance of Mutation

Open through Sunday, February 19.
Bunny Tobias presents new artwork made from reclaimed materials—and a fierce philosophy of recycled art—in Elegance of Mutation, a solo exhibition of surreal sculptures. 
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Image: Bunny Tobias, Our Lady of the Desk Lamp, found objects, 11.5" x 6" x 4.5".

Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks: Kin

Open through Sunday, February 19.
For their new exhibition at form & concept, artists Gabriel Craig and Amy Weiks revved up their time machine. Kin was a chance for the artists, who co-founded a nationally renowned metal fabrication studio in Detroit, to delve into the human history of objects and tools—and explore their own past in the process.
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Image: Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks, Bracelet 2, forged and chased bronze, 
3.25" x 1.75" x 2.25".

Radical Jewelry Makeover Artist Project

Open through Sunday, February 19.
Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes are exactly what jewelry artists participating in Radical Jewelry Makeover  want to get their creative hands on. RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption.