• SITE Santa Fe Biennial

    SITE Santa Fe

    In lieu of a single theme, curator Lance M. Fung laid out several structuring principles for the seventh SITE Santa Fe Biennial, titled “Lucky Number Seven”: The participating artists would be winnowed from recommendations made by widely dispersed art-world professionals; they would visit Santa Fe well before the exhibition and respond to the environs with newly commissioned work; and all materials, where possible, would be recycled after the exhibition had closed. (Additionally, the artists could exhibit anywhere in the city, but those who opted to show in SITE’s warehouselike space would have

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  • Nic Nicosia

    James Kelly Contemporary

    Pictorializing the stagecraft of art is Nic Nicosia’s purported subject. The eight new photographs included in this exhibition depict the artist in the process of making, or having just completed, drawings on the white walls of sets that he has built. These sets hold the artist’s figure and his marks in a relationship that is both a performance of making a picture and a picture of making a performance. Nicosia’s miniature theaters serve as simultaneous arenas of technical possibilities and constraints. Scale is the first illusion. The sets are mostly semicircular, the photographs universally

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