Ricardo Mazal Featured in Trend Magazine Summer 2015
Trend Magazine’s Summer issue 2015 features Ricardo Mazal’s or, life and studio. Cover image: KORA Prayer Flag PH-2 limited edition print by Santa Fe Editions.
Robert Kelly 'Nocturne Grande III' Featured in ArtForum February 2015
Robert Kelly's 'Nocturne Grande III' will be featured in the February ArtForum issue's Prints section.
100 Skies at the U.S. State Department January 2015
'100 Skies' by Gary Mankus will be included in the upcoming exhibition, 'Selections from the Collection' at the Art Bank Program Gallery ,U.S. State Department, Harry S. Truman Buildin, Washington, DC.
'100 Skies' was also recently purchased for the Harris Bank Collection, Chicago, Illinois.
Ricardo Mazal at Sundaram Tagore, Hong Kong / Singapore March-April 2014
SFE prints are included in Ricardo's unique dual opening in Hong Kong and Singapore. View coplete catalog of the exhibit here Mazal at Sundaram Tagore 2014
Robert Kelly faetured in NYC&G March 2014
Catch up with Robert Kelly at his fantastic New York duplex loft / studio. Robert Kelly NYC&G
Forrest Moses featured in Palm Springs Life Spring / Winter 2014
Check out Forrest Moses at his magnificent winter retreat, Palm Springs Califorinia. Forrest Moses, Palm Springs Life
SFE Spotted on Breaking Bad October 2013
Santa Fe Edition prints by Ricardo Mazal 'Noche Transformada' in the Schwartz house, final episode. Also prdominately featured is a painting by Dirk De Bruycker, another SFE artist.
Ricardo Mazal / Indianilla Station May 2012
Santa Fe Edition prints by Ricardo Mazal with opening receptions at Indianilla Station Cultural Center, Mexico City. Part of Ricardo's major solo exhibition 'KAILASH'.
Ricardo Mazal / November 2010
New Santa Fe Edition prints by Ricardo Mazal with opening receptions at Sundaram Tagore, NYC, Buschlen Mowatt, Vancouver and Elins Eagles-Smith, San Francisco.
His new book book 'KORA' is published by Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque, NM.
Caio Fonseca + Robert Kelly / October 2009
New Santa Fe Edition prints by Caio Fonseca and Robert Kelly were comissioned for the remodelling of the legendary Little Nell Resort, Aspen Colorado.
The Print Room / July 2009
The Print Room at Santa Fe Editions is now open. When in Santa Fe please call for a private viewing of over 200 editions plus many unique works of Modern Art. 505-982-8793.
Sam Scott at the Harwood Museum / February 2009
8 paintings by Santa Fe Editions artist Sam Scott were recently acquired by the Harwood Museum, Taos NM as part of their permanent collection.
Ricardo Mazal at Sundaram Tagore, New York / October 2008
Santa Fe Editions Odenwald PH1-Ph12 are featured in the recently published book Odenwald 1152 by Fresco Fine Art Publications. www.frescobooks.com
An exhibition by the same title was recently shown at thr Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC and the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York.
Photography: New Mexico / August 2008
Santa Fe Editions diptychs by Mazal/Mankus are featured in the recently published book Photography: New Mexico. Published by Fresco Fine Art Publications . www.frescobooks.com.
Forrest Moses at LewAllen Contemporary / July 2008
Santa Fe Editions is please to introduce a second portfolio of the photography of Forrest Moses, in conjunction with the opening of his exhibition at LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. July 4, 2008.
Erika Blumenfeld Receives Guggenheim Fellowship Award, 2008 / April 2008
In the field of Creative Arts: Environment-Based Installation.
Ricardo Mazal at Scottsdale Museum
10 photographs published by Santa Fe Editions are included in the show 'La Tumba de la Reina Roja / From Reality to Abstraction' at the Scottsdale Museum, Scottsdale AZ, May- September 2006. A book of the same title is published by Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque, NM.
Paul Shapiro at Zane-Bennett Contemporary, Santa Fe / Summer 2006
Paul Shairo's recent exhibition at Zane-Bennett, Santa Fe "Quantumscapes" included a special limited edition print to accompany the catalogue of the same title.
Johnnie Winona Ross at Daum Museum
Johnnie Winona Ross / Salt Seeps #2, 2005 was purchased by the Daum Museum, St Louis, Mo. for it's permanent collection.
As of 8/06 There are only 2 prints remaining from this series at the original price.
Learn more about Johnnie and Carole in the July/August 2006 issue of Western Interiors and Design magazine.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART / Mexico City April, 2006
20 collaborative works by artists Ricardo Mazal and Gary Mankus were included in the show 'Ricardo Mazal / 1994-2006'
including 12 prints published by Santa Fe Editions. Due to the popularity of the show, it will be extended through May.
Dirk De Bruycker at the Caermersklooster Museum, Ghent, Belgium April - June 2005
A major retrospective of Dirk De Bruycker's work at the Caermersklooster Museum, Ghent included the 6 print series 'The Color of You' published by Santa Fe Editions.
Art News June ,2004
'Santa Fe Editions / Anderson Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
The brainchild of computer artist Gary Mankus, Santa Fe Editions founded in 2001, is the collaborative venture of 13 artists who use the latest in digital technology in the service of printmaking. This was the group’s first exhibition, and it proved that the rapidly advancing medium can yield beautiful results.
The show demanded at least two viewings, one simply to ponder the perplexing process itself. Lush unimaginable uber-colors were generated, and photographs of photographs captured the minutest of details. But beyond technique, the works were stunning in the old-fashioned esthetic way.
Each piece was printed with archival digital-pigment ink on large-format, high-grade art paper in an edition of about 30, yet each retained the idiosyncratic style of its maker. Robert Kelly created his 2003-4 “Chords” series, for instance, by throwing a blue extension cord on the ground and photographing its random landings, then digitally manipulating the images and assembling them in a grid of nine squares. Johnnie Winona Ross’s austere Agnes Martin-like fading horizontal bars of color were conceived directly on the computer.
Nothing more than muted color fields of soft, grainy grays and the palest of greens and yellows, Raphaelle Goethals’s ethereal 2004 “Borealis” series evoked a sense of water or wind that barely obscures the surface beneath. Ricardo Mazal-using shadow, light, and slender, branchlike, horizontal tendrils- portrayed the progression of time. And Erika Blumenfeld’s Living Light #1 (2004), which documented marine organisms that emit an electric-blue light, communicated the complex grandeur of the natural world.
For anyone interested in the next wave of printmaking, this was an amazing exhibition. The unlimited possibilities of the computer freed many of these otherwise fine artists to make some of their best work.'
Pasatiempo/The New Mexican March 19, 2004
'Robert Kelly, a native Santa Fean now in New York, explained the process used to create the diaphanous prints in his Chords series. "I had not used anything digital before as a creative act. Gary set this up over dinner, and I thought it was quite humorous, that it would be interesting to do some editions through digital technology and that it would focus on a creative act, So after a bottle of wine we went into his studio. I found a beautiful blue extension cord in a corner; it was rich in color, and I liked the complexity of the coil. I'd throw it in the air, sort of like doing the I Ching, and photograph it upon landing."
Kelly worked with Mankus to transform the photograph on the computer screen. The creative process included steps that transfered the color of walls in New York City, which Kelly had photographed, to the cord form.
"As some of my other work, this was about using issues of randomness and mark making and applying logic to the composition," said Kelly, who shows with Linda Durham Contemporary Art. "This linked up with a previous line of work that I've been doing for years, the Thicket series, although that involves straight lines and the idea of connections and disconnections.
"In the Chords pieces I was able to compositions through randomness that I think have intrinsic beauty and grace. We were able to manipulate and transfer each image out of context, from an electrical line to a fluid line".
Kelly and a few other artists in the Anderson show used photography as a jumping-off point into the digital realm, where the primary tool is Photoshop software. Others such as Gustavo Rivera and Sam Scott, began with marks on paper.
"This first group I've worked with are for the most part abstract painters," Mankus said. "We work with an artist's source materials and get down to basics and reassemble them, exploring things like transparency and luminosity. The way it worked with Sam Scott, who has been a very traditional painter, was that we would have a preliminary session, talking, then he did some marks on paper that I could digitalize, and we could then explore on the computer with layering and different combinations of images. It was very much an investigative discovery process".
"He and Johnnie Winona Ross may be opposites. Sam is about mark making, whereas for Johnnie it was more like, 'OK, we're going to eliminate the mark making,' because he has very pure ideas about transition and light and subtleties."
The process with Gail Rieke was tailored to the character of her previous work as well. She had employed a copy machine as a tool, so Mankus brought in a scanner that can retain- to a high degree- the textures and colors of objects. Her print pieces exhibit a remarkable dimensionality; they look more like mixed media than works in two dimensions.
"I think the beauty here, and what Gary is trying to accomplish, is using this medium specifically to create with in a way you couldn't do with etching or lithography, for example," Robert Kelly said. "So there's an honesty with his approach to create with the medium rather than use it to procreate with through reproduction and unlimited editions. This experience has been a nice dance. I think it allows you to start thinking in term of the medium, and I think the market is slowly beginning to accept digital imaging as a valid method in which to work" Paul Weideman
Santa Fe Reporter March 17, 2004
'What makes the project unique is the digital media; artists work with Santa Fe Editions much like they might work with a master printer, but the technology allows for the effects of intuitive and spontaneous changes to be viewed immediately. Rather than create reproductions of existing work, the artists supply source images and then collaborate with SFE to create original pieces based on the original concept. What's more, an edition of say, 30 prints may easily contain unique touches on each signed and numbered copy. And the signatures that accompany these prints guarantee an exhibit not to be missed. Zane Fisher
Santa Fean April 2004
'The groundbreaking new show at Anderson Contemporary Art bears witness to a revolution: a novel printmaking technique that synthesizes the traditional and the digital into a new medium. Pioneered by Gary Mankus of Santa Fe Editions, a group of local artists dedicated to exploring the new technology, this approach to digital printing is neither mere reproduction nor purely digital art. Rather, it's the creative manipulation of unique source materials - drawings or photographs, for example - within a digital format. The result? Prints that are as original, beautiful, and lasting as those made by any other method - and as exciting, purhaps, as the first lithographs.' Elan Head
The Arts/ Albuquerque Journal April 9, 2004
'If you have long admired Robert Kelly or Sally Anderson or Dirk DeBruycker, you can get a wonderful, limited edition, framed piece for $800 to $1200 that is much like their one-of-a-kind paintings. I especially liked Gustavo Rivera's lush abstracts and Ricardo Mazal's photographish "Jungle series." There's not a clunker in the bunch. I dare say that Raphaelle Goethals' muted, minimal studies are some of the most beautiful things she's ever done.' Dottie Indyke