Axle Contemporary

A mobile gallery of contemporary art in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Axle Contemporary programming is supported by Axle Projects, Inc.  Axle Projects is supported through individual donations, and grants from the City of Santa Fe's 1% Lodgers' Tax and The McCune Charitable Foundation.  This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.    Exhibitions in the Santa Fe Railyard are made possible through the support of The Railyard Art Project.  If you are interested in supporting Axle Projects, visit the website here.

Axle Contemporary was founded in 2010 by artists Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman, as a collaborative work of art, and an innovative vehicle for arts distribution.  It has since grown beyond the confines of the mobile exhibition space, and also includes forays into book publishing, web-based exhibits, and other alternative venues for expanded and creative art exhibition.  See more here.

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Jerry Wellman

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APPLY FOR

A NANOGRANT


What would you do with $10 to change the world, or to change your world?


An anonymous donor has created this project. Send your submission/proposal answering the above question (one page maximum) to submissions@axleart.com by Labor Day, September 1st. at midnight.  Free to apply! The donor will select 5 proposals which will be funded. Winning proposals will be announced at the AHA Festival on September 14th, and featured on the Axle Contemporary website.


August 19 - September 14, 2014


This series explores art and action related to the ecology of economies, art related to money, innovative and creative approaches to economics, and interrelations between the fields of economics and ecology. The series includes an exhibition of visual art, roundtable discussions, performances, and installations. We aim to encourage a conversation around the intersections of economics, ecology and art, including critical commentary and new approaches and alternatives to the status quo.

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Economologies, an art exhibition

Opening: This Friday, on the street, in front of SITE Santa Fe, August 22nd, 5-7pm.

In the mobile gallery will be Economologies, an exhibition by artists who make art about money, economics and ecology.  With: Chad Person, Jamison Chas. Banks, David Rudolph, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Jennifer Joseph, David Sloan, Chris Collins, Jerry Wellman, Nova Cynthia Barker, Richard Lowenberg, Susan Case, Nancy Ziegler Nodelman, and Jonathan Blaustein.  Exhibition opens in the mobile gallery, on the street, in front of SITE Santa Fe, August 22nd, 5-7pm.  Rudolph's Big Money will be outdoors in front of Warehouse 21 (1614 Paseo De Peralta).  Exhibition continues through September 15th.  Images here.

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Creative Approaches for Economics, Ecology, and Life

A Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, August 27th, at 7:00 pm
at The Santa Fe Art Institute
1600 St. Michael’s Drive


The 6 panelists come from the fields of science, public policy, psychotherapy, art, and social action.  All are exploring and questioning how we can move forward in our lives in ways that promote well-being, health, community, and sustainability.  Do we need to slow down, consume less, do less, or do more to engage more fully with our local community to find our way?  The topics to be explored address community involvement, building sustainability/resilience, and finding/promoting creative economic alternatives to the status quo.


PANELISTS

Bianca Sopoci-Belknap       New Energy Economy

Carmen J. Lopez                  WeArePeopleHere

Craig Conley                         NM Highlands University

Margaret Kuhlen                   Santa Fe Time Bank

Wayne Muller                        A Life of Being, Doing, and Having Enough

Sanjit Sethi                            Santa Fe Art Institute


The panel will be moderated by

Mary Charlotte Domandi of the Santa Fe Radio Cafe on KSFR

 More info on the panelists here.


We'd like to get a sense of how many chairs to set up, so if you are planning on coming, we'd appreciate if you'd send us a note to info@axleart.com now.  Thanks.

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Nanogrants

What would you do with $10 to change the world, or to change your world?  Send your submission/proposal (one page maximum) to submissions@axleart.com by Labor Day, September 1st. at midnight.  Free to apply! Our anonymous donor will select 5 proposals which will be funded. Winning proposals will be announced at the AHA Festival on September 14th, and featured on the Axle Contemporary website.

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Moneyless Yard Sale

Jerry Wellman’s Moneyless Yard Sale.  This event engages gifting, barter, and just plain fun. Clothes, household items, kids' gear, books, artwork, and art supplies - typical yard sale things and more - will be available, literally, for a song, or a dance, or a poem, or a drawing, a service, for trade, or whatever- but NOT FOR MONEY!  All are invited to participate, set up their space, or just drop by to browse.   Interested in setting up with your stuff? Contact Jerry at 505-670-7612 or info@axleart.com to reserve your space.  Free.  Saturday, September 6th, 10am - 3pm, at Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail.



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Symposium: Evolving Intentions in Public Art  How can public art have a meaningful impact on the people who experience it?  In recent years, public art has grown beyond the display of monumental sculpture in bronze and stone, to explore projects that push the conventional definitions of art, finding new ways to engage people.  Increasingly, public art often involves ephemeral works, guerrilla actions, and social interventions.  People may come across these projects in the midst of everyday life, opening an unexpected window of interaction.  This one-day symposium will feature presentations of specific projects in the morning, and a roundtable discussion in the afternoon.  Audience participation is invited, as we take a look at the goals, results, and future questions brought up by these new ways of working. Organized by Christy Hengst and The Kathryn Street Arts Festival.


Saturday, September 13th


9am-1pm: presentations

3-5:30pm: discussion

CCA (the Living Room),1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Suggested donation $10, or free...

8pm: dance! at the Garage on Kathryn St. with DJ Oli


Participants include:  Paula Castillo, Issa Nyaphaga, Alysha Shaw, Sanjit Sethi of SFAI, Erin Elder of CCA, Molly Sturges (COAL, Lifesongs), Edie Tsong (Snow Poems), Vince Kadlubek (Meow Wolf),  Aly Kreikemeier (El Otro Lado), Dominique Mazeaud (Rivers Run Through Us),   Christy Hengst (Birds in the Park), Jerry Wellman (Axle Contemporary) and Matthew Chase-Daniel (Axle Contemporary and Gourdsigns).

Roundtable moderated by  Michelle Laflamme-Childs of NM Arts.


Also sponsored by NM Arts, CCA, and the Kathryn Street Arts Festival 

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Ten Dollars, Ten Cents, Ten Minutes

Burning Books (Michael Sumner and Melody Sumner Carnahan) are selling ten-dollar bills for a dime. One per customer. While supply lasts. Payment in dimes only.  during the AHA Festival in the Santa Fe Railyard on September 14th.



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Community Supported Art: Apparel

Inspired by Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is  Community Supported Art: Apparel:  Axle Contemporary is producing a subscription-only series of 4 limited-edition t-shirts, each by a different New Mexico-based artist.   Each will be screen-printed by Axle Contemporary on the front.  Monochrome images only.  We will select 4 artworks from the images submitted.    One will be released each quarter over the course of a year, beginning in December, 2014. Royalties to artists will be determined based on the number of subscribers to the series. Deadline for submissions is September 15.  New Mexico-based artists only.  Send images or website links and contact information to submissions@axleart.com.

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Dollar Distribution

Dollar Distribution is a financial intervention by Matthew Chase-Daniel. Crowdsourced fundraising has yielded 1,500 individual dollar bills which will be left on the streets of Santa Fe from August 20 - September 15. The bills will be distributed, at random throughout the city, one at a time, left on street corners and sidewalks, on the floors of local businesses, in shirt pockets at clothing stores, in front yards, and countless other locations. Photos of the bills in their locations can be seen on the Twitter feed DOLLARxDOLLAR:  https://twitter.com/DOLLARxDOLLAR and on Facebook here. More info here.

 

ECONOMOLOGIES

CALENDAR


Tuesday, August 19

Dollar Distribution: Dollar bills distribution: August  20-September 14, 1,500 locations


Fri. , August 22,  5-7 pm

Opening of Economologies, exhibition in Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery

Paseo de Peralta, in front of SITE

exhibition continues through September 14th


August 22- September 15

David Rudolph's Big Money, 14' x 7' steel sculpture, Warehouse 21


Wednesday, August 27th, 7:00 pm

Creative Approaches for Economics, Ecology, and Life: a Roundtable Discussion

at The Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive


September 1

Nanogrants, deadline for submission of proposals.


Saturday, September 6th,

10am - 3pm

Moneyless Yard Sale

Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail


Saturday, September 13th

9am-1pm presentations, 3:00-5:30pm discussion

Symposium: Evolving Intentions in Public Art

Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail


Sunday, September 14th

at the AHA Festival, Railyard

Ten Dollars, Ten Cents, Ten Minutes

and announcement of Nanogrants recipients


September 15th

Community Supported Art: Apparel, deadline for submissions

Where to find us

Our location varies, changing every day.  The note above changes daily and tells you where we are.  If you want to plan ahead, here is our general weekly route.  Call ahead as this is subject to change.  670-7612

Mon:  Closed

Tues: Farmers Market 9-12

Wed:  La Montañita 11-1

Thurs: Counter Culture 11-1

Fri: Variable

Sat: Farmers Market 9-12

Sun: Canyon Road 11-5