Nostalgia and Change in Santa Fe
What: A solo show featuring the works of Reyes Padilla
When: Show runs April 27 –May 13, 2018. Opening reception on April 27, 5–8 pm. Where: Beals & Co. Showroom, 830 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Special preview available by request.
santa fe, nm | Having deep familial roots in Santa Fe is an integral part of who Reyes Padilla is as a person and an artist. Reflecting on his current experiences navigating through the ever- changing city, Padilla says, “I cruise down by the plaza and see a bank that was once my Grandfa- ther’s gas station. I head to the south side, where my Dad built our first family home in a remote part of town that is now a hip part of town. Driving home, up Canyon and Cerro Gordo, I’m stuck behind a car with out-of-state plates going 5 MPH to scope out adobe homes.”
As a local, Padilla grew up with a slight hostility toward tourists in Santa Fe. They seemed to have access to a part of the city he wasn’t invited to know. He realizes now that he had his own special insider’s access to his hometown, though he feared this might be “discovered” as well.
“I have come to understand that the tourist industry is a major reason I am able to put food on my table today,” he says. “Without an outside appreciation for what we’ve built here, how can we grow what we love?”
In Over-Saturated: Nostalgia and Change in Santa Fe, Padilla shares his insights on the city he loves. “In material and hue, these paintings represent both sides: the past and the present of the city where we all meet,” he says. “No matter which side of the divide you embrace— nostalgia or change, a memory or a future dream of Santa Fe—we must be fully conscious that we cannot have one without the other.”
Over-Saturated, Padilla’s sophomore show at Beals & Co. Showroom, is an invitation for all to share in the visual conversation.
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