Rachel Adams

  • picks December 16, 2014

    “Unsettled Landscapes”

    This year, Site Santa Fe relaunched their biennial with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas. While this premise is far from radical, the new focus does allow for a deeper evaluation of place, using New Mexico as a starting context and branching north and south through the continents. Exploring themes of landscape, territory, and trade, this exhibition presents forty-five artists and collectives from fifteen countries.

    While including established artists such as Allan Sekula and Andrea Bowers, it is perhaps the lesser known who stand out most. Patrick Nagatani presents three photographs

  • picks June 25, 2014

    Trenton Doyle Hancock

    Chaotic frenzy might be the phrase that comes to mind when walking into Trenton Doyle Hancock’s twenty-year survey of his drawing practice. Loosely divided into five sections with more than two hundred individual works, this exhibition enjoys a deep foray into the mind of the artist, and even includes very early drawings by the ten-year-old Hancock of his alter ego character, Torpedoboy.

    Almost every inch of the main gallery is covered with Hancock’s fantastical and often grotesque imagery. The main section, titled Moundish, includes drawings and collages associated with the artist’s recurring

  • picks May 19, 2014

    Bettina Pousttchi

    Constantin Brancusi’s Kiss, 1907–1908, is the first work to greet visitors of German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi’s solo exhibition “Drive Thru Museum.” To further the theme of the exhibition’s title, directional road signage has been applied to the floor, and the windows on both sides of the gallery have been appliquéd with a photographic pattern resembling scissor security gates. In addition, distinguished works from the Nasher’s permanent collection dot the exhibition space, including those by Henri Matisse and Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso and of course, John Chamberlain, in effect creating