Objects of Art Santa Fe

August 11 – 14, 2022
El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Objects of Art & American Indian/Tribal Santa Fe 2022 is a one-of-a-kind art prism of peoples, times, and places, with a special focus this year on spectacular contemporary and Indigenous art. Fazakas Gallery is pleased to present two art installations, including one from Jason Baerg, hot off his enormous success at Art Toronto, and a featured gallery presentation of works by Rande Cook.

Akoota ooshchi ka tapihk / Viewpoint

Jason Baerg is a Cree-Métis curator, educator, and visual artist. He pushes new boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting and new media installation. Fazakas Gallery will display Baerg’s laser cut painting (ladder) installation series, alongside a new series of print works. Baerg uses unique ways in emergent 2D, 3D, interactive, immersive and fabrication technologies to envision Indigenous futurities through expansive visual forms and immersive optical experience.

Solo Exhibition by Rande Cook

Rande Cook is a multimedia artist born in culture-rich Alert Bay. With the strong teachings from his grandparents about culture and the sacred ceremonies of Potlatch, Cook became an accomplished singer and dancer and learned the values of life and culture that prepared him to be a strong leader. He carries two chieftainships: the Hamatam/Seagull, and the Gigalgam, both from the ancient ancestor Kwanusila/Thunderbird.

Opening Celebration & Benefit For SWAIA/Indian Market
Thursday, August 11th, 6 PM – 9 PM

Show Dates and Times
Friday, August 12, 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, August 13, 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, August 14, 11 AM – 5 PM

The virtual show will be available online from August 11-31 and will feature special exhibitions and interactive lectures. 

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Jason Baerg (b.1970) is a Toronto-based Cree Métis artist, raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Rutgers University. As a visual artist, he pushes new boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting, and new media installation. Notable international solo exhibitions include the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and the Digital Dome at the Institute of the American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Baerg has sat on numerous art juries and won awards through such facilitators as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and The Toronto Arts Council.

Rande Cook (b. 1977) is a Kwakwaka’wakw multimedia artist born in culture-rich Alert Bay. Surrounded by the beauty of the land and art, he found his passion for artistic creativity at an early age as he studied traditional jewelry and carving techniques under several master craftsmen including carver John Livingston (1951-2019). In 1991, Cook moved to Victoria where he was exposed to a wide range of art forms and practices from the Western tradition. With his unique accumulation of heritage, knowledge, and experience, Cook continually pushes boundaries to create beautiful and provocative works that challenge audiences to reconsider the role of traditional techniques in contemporary art-making. In 2015 and 2016, Cook held the Audain Professorship of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest with the Visual Arts department at the University of Victoria.