Tom Joyce: ‘Everything At Hand’ Opens July 28

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CCA News:
SANTA FE — The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) announces Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand, exhibition opening Friday, July 28 with a CCA VIP and Members’ Preview 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, followed by a public reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 28.
There will be an exhibition walkthrough with the artist and CCA Executive Director Stuart Ashman 2-3 p.m., Saturday, July 29. The exhibition is on view July 28 through Dec. 31.
About the Exhibition:
Internationally renowned sculptor Tom Joyce, who has innovated and elevated the art and science of forging iron to newly expressive heights, unveils his latest creations at the Center for Contemporary Arts July 28 in a solo exhibition that promises to be one of the most important contemporary art events of Santa Fe’s summer arts season.
Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand continues Joyce’s explorations of iron as a profoundly symbolic material whose regenerative matter, aesthetic malleability, and cultural meaning resonate locally and globally at the deepest levels of history and contemporary life. Stretching from CCA’s Tank Garage to its new outdoor sculpture garden, the exhibition features new works by Joyce influenced by his many years of working with industrially forged remnants and byproducts of large scale manufacturing. In addition to forged and cast iron sculpture, the show highlights iron-inspired photography, video, charred drawings and mixed media installations, including experimental bodies of work in materials newly utilized by Joyce.
Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand Public Programs
  • Thursday, July 27, 5-7pm – Member and VIP Preview
  • Friday, July 28, 6-8pm – Public Opening Reception
  • Saturday, July 29, 2-3 p.m. – Exhibition walkthrough with Tom Joyce and Stuart Ashman, Executive Director and Exhibition Curator.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. – Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce will give a presentation of his works and have a conversation on themes in the exhibition with Stuart Ashman, Executive Director and Exhibition Curator,  and Arden Reed, art scholar and professor of English at Pomona College.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. – Conversations at Hand: Andrea Polli, environmental artist and professor of Art & Ecology at University of New Mexico, and Jamie Blosser, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute, will be in conversation about changing technologies and art; hands on experiences with time tested and new materials and processes; and various learning models. This conversation will be moderated by Angie Rizzo, CCA Visual Arts Curator.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. – Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce will be in conversation with David Chickey, publisher, designer, and editorial director at Radius Books, to discuss the monograph, Tom Joyce: Works (2002-2017). A book signing will be held following the conversation.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. – Conversations at Hand: Nina Dale Rosenberg, Program Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and David Krakauer, Director of the Santa Fe Institute, will discuss invention and innovation. This conversation will be moderated by Angie Rizzo, CCA Visual Arts Curator.
Conversations at Hand is a series of programs coinciding with the Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand exhibition at the CCA. It includes a monthly conversation between two or three people from various disciplines and backgrounds to discuss themes that are present in the exhibition.