The Fracking of Sandoval County
Comic book release party
Saturday, November 17, 2018 5-8pm
Join us for the release of ‘The Fracking of Sandoval County,’ a comic book documenting the epic and ongoing struggle between oil and gas developers and local NM communities. Artist, Larry Bob Phillips, and writer, Mark LeClaire will be on hand for a community conversation about the issues. A celebratory feast and the musical stylings of Eileen and the In-Betweens will round out the evening. Other guests to be announced. Roll Through!
Congratulations to University of New Mexico MFA Candidate’s Viola Arduini and Teena Lee Ryan on receiving Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Award! The Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar (EVAS) series offers professional space for two Master of Fine Art graduate students per year as their final thesis show. The culminating exhibition launches them into their profession as an artist. With the series, we underscore exceptional artists attending regional institutions while highlighting Albuquerque’s innovative contemporary art scene.
Viola Arduini is an Italian, multidisciplinary artist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, nature, and technology. Arduini specifically addresses ideas of ecologies through stories of embodiment. These stories are told through empathy and her unique visual language which utilizes appropriated and reconceptualized scientific concepts, structures, and procedures. Arduini’s practice illuminates scientific language to compassionately make visible the more-than-human, in order to foster connections from micro to macro.
Arduini received a Bachelor of Arts from NABA New Academy of Fine Arts, Milano, Italy in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Documentary Photography from University of South Wales, Newport, UK in 2015. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in the US and Europe, including Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), Ffotogallery in Cardiff (UK), and VIII Edition of Centrale Fotografia (IT). She is current recipients for the Maryann Evans Scholarship for Graduate Students in Art Studio and the Andrew Mellon Foundation for Art & Ecology Fellowship.
TEENA LEE RYAN is a visual artist living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Currently, she is pursuing her MFA degree in photography at the University of New Mexico.
She received portfolio scholarships from The University of Cincinnati – D.A.A.P. and The Art Academy of Cincinnati, where she attended Art Studio and Art History classes at both schools before graduating Cum Laude with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin.
Since 1999 Teena’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions throughout the southwest and midwest, as well as in the Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography 2014 publication.
207 by Darby Photos
Nov. 9th, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019
Closing Reception: Jan. 4, 2019 5-8pm
In 207, Darby Photos’ depicts schools that have been the sites of mass shootings. The quilts these schools are depicted in represent safe spaces that have become scenes of horror and destruction. Buildings such as Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, as well as lesser, discussed schools like Red Lake High School in Michigan and West Nickel Mines school in Pennsylvania became physical manifestations of our society’s willingness to sacrifice our children to gun culture. The quilts confront the audience with the new banality of mass murder.
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Jeremy Adonis Carlson, sheri crider and Gary Sanchez will lead public participation notating the walls of the gallery with the collateral impacts of maligned policies of criminal justice on our local communities (focused on felony convictions- eviction from public housing, ineligibility for federal education loans and grants, and a ban from food stamp programs).Live screen printing by DRY MTN, poetry by Manuel Gonzalez and daughter . Large scale building projection & 200 free tacos (El Paisa Express)
Informed by SMART JUSTICE Campaign (ACLU) participants hope to shift criminal justice policy and build meaningful narratives that move criminal justice reform.
Project is a part of Our Town an Albuquerque City Wide project sponsored by the NEA.
Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Sanitary Tortilla Factory proudly presents an experimental concert featuring new media artist duo Ariadne and a trio project from
Stue Tory, Christian Newman, and Raven Chacon.
ARIADNE is an experimental sacred music and new media art duo whose work explores the intersection of mysticism, dream analysis and the failure of digital systems through a synthesis of music performance, digital and interactive art, poetry and dramatic experience. Much of ARIADNE’s output consists of interactive a/v performances which employ custom-built hardware and software, real-time 3D animation, and machine learning to create immersive and captivating experiences. ARIADNE’s body of work includes feature-length audio/visual albums, web-based virtual reality, and a/v installations.
ARIADNE’s work has been presented at National Sawdust Summer Labs Residency, Brooklyn; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Ende Tymes Festival, Brooklyn; Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival, Colorado; Garner Arts Autumn Electronic Festival, Garnerville; Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Brooklyn; CURRENTS New Media Festival, Sante Fe; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Elastic Arts, Chicago; Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis; Big Pictures Los Angeles; Harvestworks, New York; Reverse Gallery, New York; Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn; among others. Visiting Artist experience includes School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Utah College of Fine Arts; University of Denver Emergent Digital Practices; Prichard Art Gallery – University of Idaho.
Suggested $10 donation