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“Feeding the Fire”
Saturday, November 11
Documentary at 3 p.m.
Panel Discussion at 4.30 p.m.

Shot entirely in Taos, New Mexico, “Feeding the Fire” is a film by Kyle Knyazev-Julinski and Olga Brava that documents a community of Taos ceramic artists and potters who get together to wood-fire their work in two giant kilns in the desert. Wood-firing tradition in the so-called anagama and groundhog style was established in Taos many years ago with the construction of these kilns. Thousands of pieces of pottery and sculpture get fired there twice a year. Eleven artists describe the extremely intense process of wood-firing and the camaraderie of working side by side over seven days and nights. The documentary shows stunning ceramic artwork and features music recorded specifically in Taos, including flute played by Blue Lake Eagle and tongue drum by Ru Chao.“Feeding the Fire” is a documentary about a specific firing event, an “art happening” in the literal sense. But it is also a film that sets out to answer the big question of what feeds the inner fire of an artist.

Events are free, but please RSVP to ann@thewrightcontemporary.com


Complementing our exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. These have included a reading and slide lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator of the groundbreaking exhibition “Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum; an overview of artists estate management by Jason Andres, who is in charge of  overseeing the legacies of Jack Tworkov, Elizabeth Murray, and Mimi Chen Ting, among others; a screening of Agnes Martin: Before the Grid; a panel of art dealers from Santa Fe and Taos; and an “Evening with Larry Bell,” focusing on the six-decade career of this pioneer of the California Light and Space movement (see Archived Events on the man menu).  There will be films and documentaries throughout the year, along with live events. All free, but we do ask that you rsvp to get a head count. Sign up for the newsletter on the Contact page to stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Wright.