826 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501
Thanks to the generosity of one of our loyal donors, CURRENTS will open a new year-round exhibition and experience space on Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road. CURRENTS 826 will be the permanent home of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA, showcasing dynamic experiential new media art installations and a futuristic gift shop featuring fascinating artist-made objects fabricated with digital technology. Our annual June festival will continue to be held at El Museo Cultural in the Santa Fe Railyard, and we are looking forward to our 10th year of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA.
The work of four artists will be presented during our December opening: Jodi Stuart, Christine Remy, John Ressler, and a surprise VR artist. This exhibition will be up until early March, 2019.
PRESS DAY December 13, 2018, 12:00 - 5:00pm Join us for a private preview of CURRENTS 826 the day before our public opening. We will be offering one-on-one tours of this new exhibition and experience space led by our staff and executive creative directors, and you will have the opportunity to meet with our local artists. Please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
WINTER HOURS Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Jodi Stuart's 3D-drawn sculptures invoke the immeasurable forces at work beyond our human perception. These tactile biomorphic forms are exaggerated and organic, suggestive of the primordial while referencing the possibilities of the human body.
Jodi creates both large- and small-scale sculptures, ranging in size from a few inches to several feet tall. Her site-specific installation at CURRENTS 826 will incorporate elements of both, introducing the viewer to a dizzying array of colors and shapes.
American artist Christine Remy is a formally-trained painter who began working with technology as art in her forties. Christine's large-scale, wall-mounted LED light installations feature moving image, animated artificial light, and minimalist sculptural panels.
The raw footage of simple moments—such as a flower unfolding—transforms the panels into a meditative environment, juxtaposing nature with technology. These panels encourage the viewer to question the relationship with the organic with the urban. Christine explains that “the medium of light is the common element by which I try to speak to the viewer about new ways of experiencing seemingly natural phenomena."
John Ressler will present a series of small-scale photographs which were taken between 2007 and 2018 in Mexico. These fourteen microcosmic works, measuring around 5 x 7 inches each, engage the viewer by drawing them in to a striking environment which is both intimate and jarring.