By Carol Wheeler
“An eclectic gumbo of local and international artists flirting with the edge.” That’s how Anado McLauchlin, one of San Miguel’s most prominent artists, describes the new show at his gallery at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray, opening July 28 from 1 to 5pm just outside of town in La Cieneguita. The Grand Opening of Anado’s Gallery in February was probably the most-attended single day event in the history of San Miguel art (a long and checkered one), so those who attend this new opening can look forward to an amazing afternoon of sights and sounds. In fact, Radiant Edge, as the opening is called, could be as much a community event as an art opening. At the last show, there literally were fireworks—who knows what will be in store on July 28? Radiant Edge is only the second opening Anado has mounted at his famous, constantly changing, art-as-life compound in San Miguel’s countryside. On display will be Anado’s own work — justly described as sensational in the international press — and that of 15 other invited artists, both domestic and foreign, including old friends and new discoveries. The invited artists work in a variety of disciplines, including photography, painting, sculpture, collage and performance. Anado challenged the participants “to experiment with that place where you cross a line emotionally and artistically and to dance with the risk that pervades your creative process….” This was his challenge and you are invited to see the visual and emotive answers he received. Artists who accepted the challenge and whose works are in the show include Nancy Anderman, Marisa Boulloasa, Tómas Bürkey, Daniela Edburg, Gary Geiger, Mauricio Palos, Raechel Running, Sheridan Sansegundo, Michael Sudheer, Edward Swift, Masako Takahashi, Lulu Torbet and Duncan Tonatiuh. La Camara Collectivo has mounted an installation. In addition, Anado, Richard Schultz and Kirsten Dehner will be collaborating on an installation/dramatization called Bring It On.
Opening of Radiant Edge
Sat, Jul 28, 1-5pm
The Chapel of Jimmy Ray
Throughout the opening, there will be music in the air (and on the sound track), provided by DJ PaPaCheCo, as well as gourmet Mexican food cooked up by the Hierbabuena Cocina mobile food truck, all spread out in Anado’s artfully designed version of the country. For directions to the spot, email email@example.com.