Saturday Art Opening: Pantone Postcard Project

Come see the work of the 53 BAG members who made color come alive at the first exhibition of the Pantone Postcard Project | BAG Mail Art: 2018-2019.

We’ll kick it off with an opening in the Axle Contemporary Mobile Art Space on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 4 pm to 7 pm (perhaps beyond). This is in the Santa Fe Railyard near the Farmer’s Market Pavilion, across from Site Santa Fe (near Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street:

The cards will be on display until Sunday, September 8, 2019. Please check the website for daily locations of the van:

Many thanks to Axle Contemporary, which was founded in 2010 by artists Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman as a collaborative work of art and an innovative vehicle for arts distribution.

Axle Contemporary is an art gallery on wheels; it’s housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan. The 6′ x 10′ exhibition space features high wood ceilings, exposed beams, track lighting, and a magnetically based system for displaying unframed works on paper. Axle Contemporary exhibits installation art, performance, works on paper (including photography, drawing, and painting), and occasionally sculpture. The van’s mobility allows the gallery to visit both typical art venues and unusual ones, such as schools, empty lots, restaurants, grocery stores, and city streets.

Axle Contemporary has grown beyond the confines of the mobile exhibition space to include book publishing and alternative methods of creation and dissemination of contemporary arts in the public sphere. It is supported in part by Axle Projects, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation that is made possible by donations.

Thanks also to Douglass Rankin and Gail Murray for their tireless energy in creating new challenges and implementing BAG’s mail art program, and to mail art guru emeritus Linda Zwick.

And thanks to book artist Emily Martin, who gave permission to Santa Fe BAG to replicate her 2013 mail art project with Pantone’s colored postcards and 100 artists.