Above image is from the 2018 IMPRINT opening at the Coe Center.
In the summer of 2018, the Coe partnered with an incredible group of artists and thinkers to create the exhibition IMPRINT. One goal of IMPRINT was to send art out into the community in different and unexpected ways. The impact has been long-lasting and continues to inspire unique partnerships between the Coe and artists to make art as accessible and hands-on as possible.
Part of that ongoing impact has been the continuing installation of artworks on the exterior of local eatery Taco Fundación (voted Best of Santa Fe—Food and Drink 2020). In 2018, we put up what we thought were going to be temporary murals using original artist imagery Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo), Dakota Mace (Diné (Navajo)), and Terran Last Gun (Piikani (Blackfeet)). We recently worked with Taco Fundación to update and expand the imagery (thanks to the special help of our friend Matthew Chase-Daniel of Axle Contemporary).
The pieces by Terran Last Gun and Dakota Mace remain as they were, Jason Garcia’s Corn Maiden has been updated; Garcia has added an umbrella as she gets the brunt of the weather and sun. Also, we are excited to add pieces by the Albuquerque-based artist Vicente Telles. Check out the pieces person, and while there don’t forget to grab a delicious taco!
Below are a mix of wheat-paste artworks at the Coe Center, 2018 and Taco Fundación, 2018-2020.