Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail
October 28-January 15
Friday, October 28, 5-8 pm
An echo is a fragment of the past, but also a new moment in the present. This fall, Strangers Collective orchestrates a chorus of contemporary reflections at the CCA Cinematheque Lobby Gallery. The local arts group is excited to announce Long Echo, an exhibition of emerging artists and writers that is designed to send ripples through Santa Fe’s creative landscape. The show opens Friday, October 28 from 5-8 pm, and features a series of gatherings that will challenge visitors to rethink the role of emerging visual art, writing, music and dance in the broader community. Long Echo runs through January 15, 2017.
“Long Echo comes at a time when many of us are delving into past experiences,” says Strangers co-director Alex Gill. “These conceptual and aesthetic elements are ringing out again in clearer and stronger ways.” The exhibition will feature diverse artwork, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and new media works. Strangers Collective’s writers will present a fresh array of zines, along with Strangers Volume I, a journal of collected writings and images from the group’s past events. “It’s not about nostalgia, it's about ruthlessly hacking away at what you’ve done,” says Strangers cofounder and co-director Kyle Farrell. “How do you concentrate your creative power?”
In addition to the opening reception in late October, Strangers Collective will host a series of events titled Echo Chamber during the 11-week run of the show. These will include a series of performance installations, a panel discussion and a round table gathering. “The events challenge audiences to participate, and to experience the art in visceral ways,” says CCA visual arts curator Angie Rizzo. “Strangers Collective is asking the community to join them in reimagining what an art show can accomplish.” Long Echo aims to foster new links in the creative community that reverberate long after the exhibition’s closing date.
Participating artists include Ona Yopack, Sarah Palmeri, Dion Valdez, Drew MC, Alex Gill, Kyle Farrell, Marcus Zuniga, Florence Cunningham, David O’Brien, Austin Eichelberger, Ben Putnam and Stephanie Thompson. Participating writers include Bucket Siler, Katie Johnson, Acacia Ryan Barnett, Sarah Weisberg, Jordan Eddy, Daniel Bonhorst, Elliot Jackson, Juro Gagne, Kendyll Gross, Ariana Lombardi, Kelly Skeen, Max Walukas and Shannon Latham. Emmaly Wiederholt and Tara Khozein will debut a performance piece titled Hot Air and Rain during the opening reception, at 5:30 pm. View images from the opening reception here.