You know how I feel

Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, October, 2008

Muñoz Waxman Gallery

Robin Ward in collaboration with Victor Barbieri, Eila Kovanen, Veronica Sahagun, and Michael Wong

Press: Santa Fe Reporter, "Critic’s Pick, You know how I feel," Charlotte Jusinski, October 22, 2008, 40.
Albuquerque Journal/Santa Fe North, “Feeling It,” Kim Russo, October 24, 2008, S8.

"Every work of art is the child of its time; often it is the mother of our emotions." - Wassily Kandinsky, 1912

You know how I feel is the product of several years of collaboration between five artists. We worked together to curate our own work into a coherent whole around our chosen theme and set up an installation in the 1600 sq, foot Munoz Waxman warehouse space at The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe.

The exhibition includes video, photographic abstractions, fabric and wax sculptures, paintings and drawings, and still adaptations of filmic conversations. We considered You know how I Feel as a sort of plea between -- between lover and beloved, top and the bottom, other and other.... This yearning to connect at the most fundamental level aims towards something more humane, perhaps a moment of trust, a shared history: ourselves and what we think we know about each other.

The collaboration of the five artists includes a carefully co-curated group of international guest artists who respond directly wth their own visual interpretations of "You know how I feel," further enlivening the communcative aspect of the exhibit.

You know how I feel also features guerrilla-style interventions in and around the Muñoz Waxman Gallery, converting it into a visually expressive testing ground of multifold emotions and meta-emotions.

Featured Guest Artists: Marcelo Balzaretti, Sarah Barsness, Laura F. Gibellini, Dorothy Goode,Keith Hale, MelanieLacy Kusters, Modesto Covarrubias, Besty Lam, Eric Reyes Lamothe, Aline Mare, Beth Mitchell, Francesca Pastine, Deborah Poe, Neli Ruzic, James Tantum, David Tomb