SFUAD and Wade Wilson Art Announce Second Exhibition in Collaborative Gallery Series

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The second SFUAD@WadeWilsonArt exhibition, Trace Matter, will open Friday, March 13

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Lauren Eichmann

Santa Fe, N.M.—Feb. 25, 2015—Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) and Wade Wilson Art have announced that the second exhibition in the SFUAD@WadeWilsonArt series, “Trace Matter,” will open March 13 from 5-7 p.m. and run through March 27. The first of the curatorial projects featuring SFUAD students, faculty and alumni was the exhibition, “Reverberant Matter.”

“Trace Matter” highlights work by SFUAD students, alumni, faculty, and guest artists, including Gage Peer, Lara Nickel, Edie Tsong, Luke Dorman, Caley Dennis, and Chase Stafford. The exhibition uses the lens of memory to consider work from artists across and within educational and community contexts. All of the featured artists bend their visual vocabularies to promote and indulge their unique investigations of personal history. The results not only challenge traditional artistic approaches—painting, drawing and sculpture—but also create a distinct, almost performative role for the viewer as they attempt to read those histories.

“Wade Wilson’s generous invitation to Santa Fe University of Art and Design is both a tangible statement of support for the university and a gesture of confidence in the education of young artists,” said Linda Swanson, dean of SFUAD’s School of Visual and Communication Arts.

Trace Matter/Project 2

March 13—March 27, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 5-7 p.m.

Wade Wilson Art

217 West Water

Street, Santa Fe, NM

Photo: Lara Nickel, Quarter Horse and Lusitano, oil on canvas, 2014.

Additional images available upon request.

A third exhibition of SFUAD@WadeWilsonArt will open in April. All exhibitions are curated by SFUAD art professor David Leigh and examine the historical and contemporary relationships that have formed the Art Department at SFUAD.

About Wade Wilson and Wade Wilson Art

Wade Wilson founded Wade Wilson Art in 2006. In July 2012, he opened Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe. Wilson’s career path reflects a successful record of curatorial, critical and commercial successes in the visual arts, coupled with a solid background in management, promotions and public relations. Wilson earned a B.A. in Environmental Design at the University of New Mexico, where he also minored in art history. He completed an M.A. in English at Texas Christian University and later pursued doctoral studies in postmodernist art, architecture and literature. Since 2000, Wilson has chaired, hosted and/or organized more than 50 galas, fundraisers and benefits and helped raise more than $8,000,000 for arts and other organizations.

About SFUADs Art Department

The Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers coursework in both materials-based studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics) and contemporary practice, such as installation, projected image, performance and video. Coursework in art history enriches and contextualizes this study. Faculty members are acclaimed artists with active careers, as well as mentors who support each student in finding his or her artistic voice. Students may earn a BA or BFA degree and can individualize and expand their program with electives from within the department or from other disciplines. They have the opportunity to exhibit in several campus galleries and to pursue internships within Santa Fe’s internationally renowned arts community as they prepare for successful careers as working artists and in arts-related fields. The Art Department is housed in the Visual Arts Center, a striking complex of buildings designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta.

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