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New Mexico Museum of Art Announces E PLURIBUS UNUM

E PLURIBUS UNUM: From Many One. Image from Axle Contemporary, 2012

E PLURIBUS UNUM: From Many One. Image from Axle Contemporary, 2012

New Mexico Museum of Art
Opens March 4, 2012

Axle Contemporary, creators of this summer’s imaginative Haiku Roadsign Project, will present E PLURIBUS UNUM: From Many One, their latest project, at eleven venues around Santa Fe, stopping at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan, Axle Contemporary is an art gallery on wheels with the interior of the mobile gallery transformed for this project into a “photo-booth.” Axle Contemporary collaborators, Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel, will create photographic portraits of all who stop by with each participant holding a small drawing or object in their portrait. Two copies of each photograph are immediately printed in the mobile printing station—one is given free to the participant, the other hung on the walls of the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery.

The accumulated photographs will be blended into one image and presented in SITE Santa Fe’s online gallery (, and at Axle Contemporary.

E PLURIBUS UNUM: From Many One is an Axle Contemporary collaboration designed by Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman opening Friday, March 2, 2012 at SITE Santa Fe from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Partners/locations are: SITE Santa Fe, Railyard, New Mexico Museum of Art, La Montañita Coop Market, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Santa Fe Community College, Sunflower Market (Zafarano), Counter Culture, Harry’s Roadhouse, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, and The Santa Fe Children’s Museum

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