I was surprised and very excited to receive “Best in Show” at this years Members’ Show with Foto Forum. It’s nice to know that my tired mom art was seen and appreciated by other tired parents!
For those who don’t know, Foto Forum Santa Fe is an amazing non-profit photography space in Santa Fe. They have all the equipment you need to do alternative processes and work in a darkroom! It also happens to be down the street from where I grew up.
And since personally I always want to know how a photograph was made- this was taken and mostly edited on an android phone.
“The Way Out”, 2022, Isabel Winson-Sagan
Please contact Foto Forum for sale inquires. 4 x 7 prints are $100, or $250 with a beautiful custom frame made of recycled metal.
Catch the annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Members’ Show! The opening reception will be Friday February 3rd, 5pm to 7pm. The show will be up until the end of March. For more information, visit Foto Forum’s website.
The CURRENTS: Circuits New Media Festival is coming up! You can buy festival passes in advance by becoming a member for $5 a month. There will be A LOT to see this year, at 4 different sites across Santa Fe!
Miriam Sagan will be opening The Poetry Yard this year, an outside space where sculpture and poetry can be fully experienced. Here is a sneak peak at the first sculpture to go up- a permanent feature of the yard. Made entirely of recycled materials, this land art project helps direct rainfall by incorporating a dry pond. The sculpture’s relationship with the land may change over time- will the wood rot when exposed to water? Or will it remain an ever present reminder of fire and drought? As our climate changes, the sculpture may reflect that change on a local level. Along with the ambiguity and anxiety of climate change, “Desiccation: Dormancy: Deluge” brings up issues of human consumption and how different organisms feed. The sculpture takes inspiration from saprophytic fungi (mushrooms that consume dead wood) and the twin processes of parasitic and symbiotic growth. The plastic and dairy industries are an ambiguous two-edged sword- using unsustainable environmental practices while at the same time greatly expanding human access to food and vital resources. So the question is: how do we achieve a balance between human needs and biological destruction?
Gerald Peters Projects is pleased to invite you to a informal talk featuring several of the artists whose work is included in the current exhibition, Speaking to the Imagination: The Contemporary Artist’s Book. The event will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 2 – 4 PM, with special guest Helen Hiebert who will be joining us from Arizona. Refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public.