Announcing New Guest Curated Exhibition at Art Vault: Lust Severs
|May 15, 2023|
|May 1, 2023–Fall 2023|
|Art Vault: 540 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501|
|LaTurbo Avedon, Dara Birnbaum, Jim Campbell, Sarah Frost, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Desmond Paul Henry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Cara Romero, Elias Sime, Cauleen Smith, Anne Spalter, Stan VanDerBeek, Carrie Mae Weems, Jennifer West, Saya Woolfalk|
Exhibition: Lust Severs, Guest Curated by Jennifer West
Art Vault/Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 1, 2023 – Fall 2023
The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is excited to announce the opening of Lust Severs, an exhibition that explores functional and experiential aspects of technology. Guest curated by pioneering film artist Jennifer West, this exhibition interrogates how the digital tools and physical materiality of technology mediate both bodily sensations and mental conceptions of the world around us. Featuring seventeen artists from the Thoma collection, Lust Severs also includes work by West that directly engages the themes of the exhibition.
Playing to the often-discomfiting collision of the human body, culture, and technology, the title of the exhibition is taken from an auto-correct mistake that changed “list servers” to “lust severs” in an email chain. Spanning from the 1960s to the present, artworks displayed in the exhibition employ digital and analog video, LED sculpture, flatscreens, sculpture, computer-generated imagery, projection, and mixed media.
“Lust Severs represents a new direction for curation and programming at Art Vault. We see this exhibition and our partnership with Jennifer West as setting a precedent for the deep relationships we hope to establish with artists moving forward,” states Holly Harrison, Director of
the Thoma Foundation. “We’re also excited to strengthen our relationship to our audience through dynamic programming and sustained community engagement. Jennifer West is the ideal artist to help us initiate this new chapter; her art addresses a broad cross-section of creative communities in Santa Fe and speaks to the intimate relationship between humans and technology that is at the core of the Thoma Foundation Digital & Media Art Collection.”
LaTurbo Avedon, Dara Birnbaum, Jim Campbell, Sarah Frost, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Desmond Paul Henry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Cara Romero, Elias Sime, Cauleen Smith, Anne Spalter, Stan VanDerBeek, Carrie Mae Weems, Jennifer West, Saya Woolfalk
About Art Vault
Art Vault, located in Santa Fe, NM, is the public exhibition space for the Carl and Marilynn
Thoma Foundation’s art collection. Open to the public, the space rotates its curated exhibitions
annually in 3,500-square-feet on two floors.
Location: 540 South Guadalupe Street
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (10 am – 5 pm); last Fridays of every month (5 – 7 pm)