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Tomorrow's Yesterday Home - Recent Paintings by Micaela Gardner
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 thru Sun, Jun 4, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM

Location: CCA Center for Contemporary Arts

Tomorrow's Yesterday Home is an exhibition of ten never before seen painting by Santa Fe-based artist Micaela Garder. Painted on large Alder panels, the works are cohesive and consistent. Gardner lets her painting unfold as she creates them, preferring to be led by intuition and exploration. Her recent exploration has led her to find a fictional future world.

Ancient dwelling sites and ruins have captivated Gardner; she identifies with the spirit of these abandoned ancestral sites and uses her painting process to re-imagine a future of re-habitation. The loose narrative in ten oil painted panels is one of environmental apocalypse, survival, and humanity. The imagery in this series of painting is obscured by large sweeping brush strokes and fields of color, revealing just enough information to hint at a story line.

“There is an inscription on my soul that knows the spirit in these places, an earth-connected human tone that revokes capitalism. With these paintings, I imagine a fantastic re-occupation of places like Bandelier, during and after an environmental apocalypse. I see obscure, contained biospheres, and living technologies as they intonate with old ways. I feel the ancestors in our bodies meeting the future with a new kind of survival.” – Micaela Gardner

Tomorrow's Yesterday Home is on view until June 4, 2017. visit our website
Close Looking of Interface
Sat, Feb 25 onetime 11 AM - 12 PM

Location: CCA Center for Contemporary Arts

Join museum educator Elaine Ritchel for a close look at Jill O'Bryan's exhibition Mapping Resonance on Saturday, February 11th and Madelin Coit's Interface on Saturday, March 25th. Through guided looking activites and relaxed conversation, we will explore our responses to the work on view. Close Looking is an opportunity to slow down, be present with the work, and consider the meaning it holds for us and for the artist. Tickets are available for individual Close Looking sessions ($12 each) or for both Saturday sessions ($20). Buy Tickets visit our website
Sun, Feb 26 onetime 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Center for Contemporary Arts

An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way. (Optional lunch 1pm and talk 2pm follow at Temple Beth Shalom). visit our website
Uroboros in Response: Mapping Resonance
Sat, Mar 4 onetime 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: CCA Center for Contemporary Arts

CCA is pleased to welcome local dance collective Uroboros for a performance in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery on Saturday, March 4 at 6:30p. Uroboros have created a site-specific improvisational score drawing inspiration and breath from Jil O'Bryan's Mapping Resonance. The collective have built a physical vocabulary reflecting upon O'Bryan's use of her own body, meditation practice, and the New Mexico landscape that served as the inspiration for Mapping Resonance.

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