Unfolding Art in Albuquerque, Part III

07. May 2015

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By William Peterson Unfolding Art in Albuquerque, Part III

Art critic and historian William Peterson continues his retrospective of Albuquerque art and explores how movements in the art world manifested and flourished in the high desert. 

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Unfolding Art in Albuquerque, Part II

22. April 2015

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By William Peterson Unfolding Art in Albuquerque, Part II

Art historian and critic William Peterson discusses curatorial conundrums at the Albuquerque Museum's Visualizing Albuquerque.

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Unfolding Art in Albuquerque, Part I

24. February 2015

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By William Peterson Unfolding Art in Albuquerque, Part I

A citywide art celebration provides an opportunity to explore Albuquerque's rich, and often overlooked, artistic history.

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Charlie Hebdo and Baudelaire’s Laughter

10. February 2015

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By William Peterson Charlie Hebdo and Baudelaire’s Laughter

To the Frech poet and author Charles Baudelaire, the essence of laughter was the ultimate fool’s errand, yet the pen of the “licensed fool” often acts as a necessary strike at ideological tyranny. 

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Sam Scott’s “Wounded Healers”

30. October 2014

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By William Peterson Sam Scott’s “Wounded Healers”

On display at Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts, manifestations of sufferers and protectors and the otherworldly healing energy released through experience.

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Being an Alien: Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin”

08. September 2014

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By William Peterson Being an Alien: Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin”

A cold examination of the human animal highlights an isolation and loneliness inherent in much of modern society. 

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Zachariah Rieke: The Tao of Painting

13. August 2014

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By William Peterson Zachariah Rieke: The Tao of Painting

Longtime New Mexico painter's new work fuses ancient Eastern philosophy and modern Western technique in an ongoing dance with nature and the elements. 

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In the Realm of Surrealism: The work of Dana Newmann from 1969-2014

28. July 2014

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By William Peterson In the Realm of Surrealism: The work of Dana Newmann from 1969-2014

Santa Fe artist Dana Newmann’s work of collage and assemblage are on display at Phil Space in Santa Fe.

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Gloria Graham: A Certain Slant of Light

12. May 2014

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By William Peterson Gloria Graham: A Certain Slant of Light

Art historian William Peterson explores the timescapes of light, shadow, intention and memory in the latest series by the renowned Gloria Graham.

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Nicolas Poussin’s “The Holy Family”

01. January 2014

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By William Peterson Nicolas Poussin’s “The Holy Family”

In a discovery by art critic William Peterson, the Baroque master becomes a participant in the "renewal of the world."

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