The exhibition showcases approximately 30 SFUAD student works from a range of disciplines, including installation, video, graphic design, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and projection.
Blind Faith refers both to the act of faith it takes for students to submit work and also to the jurying process, which is very different than a curatorial development of an exhibition over time. For both the students and the juror there is often a gap in understanding. Submissions are gathered, sometimes jostling for space, and artists do not have the opportunity to provide context through a one-on-one with the juror. The juror, for his/her part, selects work based on the impressions that each makes, as opposed to an overriding thematic vision; the “shape” of the ensemble exhibition is often not discernible until after installation.
The juror is Lucy Lippard, internationally celebrated and influential art critic, writer, curator, and activist. She has published over 20 books, including the seminal Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object From 1966 to 1972, The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society and Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America.
The exhibition will be presented in downtown Santa Fe at the beautiful contemporary artspace Wade Wilson Art. The work will be on display through March 11.