Strangers Collective: Long Echo


Cinematheque Lobby Gallery // Oct 28, 2016 – Jan 15, 2017

Opening Reception Friday, October 28
6-8p // FREE, light refreshments served

An echo is a fragment of the past, but also a new moment in the present. This fall, Strangers Collective orchestrates a chorus of contemporary reflections at the CCA Cinematheque Lobby Gallery. The local arts group is excited to announce Long Echo, an exhibition of emerging artists and writers that is designed to send ripples through Santa Fe’s creative landscape. The show opens Friday, October 28 from 6-8 pm, and features a series of gatherings that will challenge visitors to rethink the role of emerging visual art, writing, music, and dance in the broader community.

Long Echo comes at a time when many of us are delving into past experiences,” says Strangers co-director Alex Gill. “These conceptual and aesthetic elements are ringing out again in clearer and stronger ways.” The exhibition will feature diverse art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and new media work. Strangers Collective’s writers will present a fresh array of zines, along with Strangers Volume I, a journal of collected writings and images from the group’s past events. “It’s not about nostalgia, it’s about ruthlessly hacking away at what you’ve done,” says Strangers co-founder and co-director Kyle Farrell. “How do you concentrate your creative power?”

In addition to the opening reception in late October, Strangers Collective will host a series of to-be- announced events during the 11-week run of the show. These will include a series of performance installations, a panel discussion, and a roundtable gathering. “The events challenge audiences to participate, and to experience the art in visceral ways,” says CCA Visual Arts Curator Angie Rizzo. “Strangers Collective is asking the community to join them in reimagining what an art show can accomplish.” Long Echo aims to foster new links in the creative community that persist long after the exhibition’s closing date.

Participating artists include Ona Yopack, Sarah Palmeri, Dion Valdez, Drew MC, Alex Gill, Kyle Farrell, Marcus Zuniga, Florence Cunningham, David O’Brien, Tara Khozein Austin Eichelberger and Stephanie Thompson. Participating writers include Bucket Siler, Acacia Ryan Barnett, Sarah Weisberg, Jordan Eddy, Daniel Bonhorst, Elliot Jackson, Juro Gagne, Kendyll Gross, Ariana Lombardi, Elaine Ritchel, Kelly Skeen, Max Walukas and Emmaly Wiederholt.

Emmaly Wiederholt & Tara Khozein will perform Hot Air and Rain will take place during ArtBank on Sunday, December 11th from 5pm-8pm in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery.