Diego Alonso-Garcia, Apolo Gomez, Tommy Bruce, Travis Bruce Black, Beau Carey, Miguel Chavez, sheri crider, Sean Hudson, Leighanne Langwell, Earl McBride, Delilah Montoya, Katie Morales, Kate Thiel, Amanda Dannáe Romero and Josh Stuyvesant
June 3 – July 30, 22
Reception: Friday, June 3, 5-8pm
OPEN STUDIOS: June 26, 11-2pm
Zendaya’s 2016 track, Something New was just one of 32 songs that sampled TLC’s, Creep. The familiar rifts of that epic 1994 song ripple through popular playlists and our collective memories. Similarly, artists replicate images, colors and subject matters connecting artists and their audiences to their past and present. Who’s to say what’s old or new, especially after the time warp of the two plus pandemic years we have stumbled through.
Please join the artists that occupy the studios of the Sanitary Tortilla Factory (STF) in our first group show of studio artists. The exhibition includes work of legendary, first wave chicana feminist photographer, Delilah Montoya
往无咎 Walking On Transience
March 25 – May 13, 2022
Reception: Friday, April 8, 5-8 pm
*Performance starts at 5:34 pm
Artist Talk: April 25, 4pm CTR ART2018 at UNM
Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents 往无咎 Walking On Transience an exhibition by
Ranran Fan. 往无咎 is a sentence from a hexagram, 履(Lv), in I Ching, meaning “going
forward with simple, humble steps, there will be no error”. This sentence has been
helping the artist to get through years of struggling on finding and walking the path as a
free individual under an oppressive political and patriarchal environment. It has provided
the strength to fight against racial discrimination and deal with personal traumas. In
this exhibition, Ranran covered the gallery floor with floor tiles that could print texts
while stepping on them. She also made two small tiles that could be transformed into a
pair of shoes for walking on the area without floor tiles. The physical pain of stepping
on narrow, hard matrices with bare feet and wearing lumpy shoes resonates with her
emotional response to the traumatic experiences. But through this process, these
sensations and emotions become ephemeral. What truly remains is the act of walking.
Walking on transience and keep walking.
*I Ching is an ancient divination book in Chinese culture. The hexagram, 履(Lv), literally
means “shoe”, and also refers to “treading, living and doing”.
Ranran Fan is the recipient of Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s 2022 Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar (EVAS) award. The EVAS series offers professional space for 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 connection to contemporary art practices.
Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents we are longing for a future that will never come, a project featuring a group of artists who collaboratively address the problematic and eroding narrative of a linear “future” of “progress” fueled by consumption, displacement of peoples and species and the commodification of the Earth. This type of future has been misleading, misrepresentative and inherently violent, especially for traditionally marginalized people, land-based peoples, and the Earth. Working entirely together with multi-media – bioart, textiles, performance, sound and video and photographic installation – the artists com/post these narratives to collaboratively com/pose the future they’re longing for. This project centers alternative futures, highlights trans and queer beauty through gender nonconforming expressions while also challenging notions of individuality and the hierarchy of humans as the dominant species. This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
we are longing for a future that will never come
Featuring collaborative works by
Kaitlin Bryson, Madeline Cass, Matea Friend, Emigdio Turner, Rowan Willow
With collaborative performances by
Azure Marie, Diego Medina, Beata Tsosie-Peña, and The ASMartians
February 12th – March 11th, 2022
Reception: February 12, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 3, 8 pm
Martian jazz trio THEE ASMaRtianz will be making their first landing. The trio produces technical and challenging free-jazz fusion, and this will be their first performance on planet earth. Experience martian frequency healing at 8 pm on Thursday.
The collective is composed of a group of queer, trans/non-binary and Indigenous artists, scientists, and activists. Kaitlin Bryson (queer artist and mycologist), Madeline Cass (queer multi-disciplinary artist and poet), Matea Friend (non-binary, queer new media artist), Azure Marie (trans/non-binary multidisciplinary artist), Diego Medina (Piro-Manso-Tiwa, artist and educator), Beata Tsosie-Peña (Santa Clara Pueblo environmental and reproductive health and justice organizer and poet), Emigdio Turner (trans/non-binary chemist and sound engineer), Rowan Willow (queer bio artist).
We are pleased to present the catalog for hazel batrezchavez and mk’s incredible exhibition Across the Room From Each Other. The catalog features a forward by sheri crider and an essay by Alicia Inez Guzmán. This book was made possible by Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Award and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund.
December 10, 2021 – January 14, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, December 10, from 5-7 pm
Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents Antonym by SV Randall. Rendering a speculative system of senses as sculptural objects, Antonym examines ocularcentrism and the estranged mechanisms of perception.
The eye reaches out for objects like a lantern, crawling at first, then illuminating, then apparition, entire atmospheres reconstructed, unfurling from contorted knots, tendon to tendril, all limbs and limits reverberating, ricochet, a bell in everything, even absence. This is a site of interface and interference between organ and object.
SV Randall creates work which encompasses a range of media including sculpture, installation, painting, and performance that address the various ways in which objects mutate in nature and function across time. He explores how we situate ourselves in the world; principally highlighting larger issues of social visibility, class structures, technological obsolesce, and spatial politics. In his latest exhibition, SV explores speculative receptors of contact between the individual and the outside world.
SV Randall is an interdisciplinary artist from Buffalo, NY. He received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from VCU and his BFA from Alfred University. His work has been exhibited at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY; the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR; and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez in Mexico. SV is the recipient of the Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship Award and has most recently participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, ME), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (Roswell, NM). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Dallas.