Non-Fiction

Memorializing Blackdom, New Mexico’s First All-Black Town

Nikesha Breeze, Miles Tokuknow, and Lazarus Nance Letcher, Stages of Tectonic Blackness: Blackdom, live performance in November 2021 (photo by Noël Hutton)

The following article was originally published by Hyperallergic in March, 2022. LAS CRUCES, NM — Freedom Colonies and all-Black towns were established throughout the United States following the Emancipation Proclamation. The first instance of an all-Black town in New Mexico, named Blackdom, was founded… +

Notes on Collaboration

A 2-page comic about collaboration and collectivity in the arts was published in the Volume 5 of Southwest Contemporary. I’ll post the full spread shortly but participants include Andrea Hanley (Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe), Stephen Lapthisophon (artist, Dallas), Lisa LeFeuvre (Holt/Smithson Foundation, Santa Fe),… +

The Poem that Confounds the Tyrant

Still of “Imagine Picasso’s” interpretation of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica.” Courtesy of “Imagine Picasso”

In the midst of war — the invasion of Ukraine, an inane attack against democracy, one that challenges Europe’s long stretch of peace and stability — an ArtNet article about Immersive Picasso showed up in my inbox with the unsettling title, “San Francisco’s Immersive… +

Networked Nature at the Art Vault

Miguel Ángel Rios, “Piedras Blancas (White Stones),” 2014), digital video (with sound) in cinema gallery. © Miguel Ángel Rios

The following article was originally published by Visual Art Source in February 2022. Networked Nature is on view at the Thoma Foundation Art Vault from April 2021-April 2022. Networked Nature, a group exhibition curated by Jason Foumberg, begins with “tx-mirror” (2018) by Martin Reinhart… +

Marie Alarcón: Relocations at Roswell Museum

Left to right and foreground: Marie Alarcón, Non (Know Them), 2021, fiberglass mesh, organza, tulle, embroidery, shadows, copper pipe; Non (The World Ends), 2021, fiberglass mesh, organza, velvet, tulle, beads, embroidery, shadows, copper pipe; Unnamable (Don’t Come), 2021, plastic bags, synthetic hair, embroidery thread. Courtesy Roswell Museum.

This article was originally published by Southwest Contemporary in February 2022. Marie Alarcón: Relocations January 15-February 27, 2022 Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico Reflecting upon the uncertain world of climate change and the call for environmental justice, current Roswell artist-in-residence Marie Alarcón, who uses they/them pronouns,… +