THE BLUE FOLD: EXPLORATIONS AT LOGGERHEAD KEY, DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK
All works in this series are printed in editions of ten. If you are interested in purchasing prints, contact the artist or Craig Krull Gallery for information.
The book is available in Santa Fe at CCA, Collected Works, Op-Cit, or online here.
The Blue Fold, photographs and writing by Matthew and Julie Chase-Daniel, will be exhibited at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico from March 6 through May 10, 2020
Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Gallery temporarily closed due to Covid-19 precautions.
CCA Blue Fold Events
There is a series of talks, conversations, readings and workshops at CCA in conjunction with this exhibition. Learn more here.
Listen to Julie reading selections from The Blue Fold here.
Interviews and Articles
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Michael Abatemarco in Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/6/20
Julie answers Alex De Vore's 3 Questions in The Santa Fe Reporter, March 4, 2020
Matthew and Julie speak about the exhibition on KSFR's The Last Word with Carly Newfeld. Thursday February 27, at 6:00 pm on KSFR 101.1 FM. Podcast available at link.
Matthew and Julie talk about The Blue Fold with H1714oney Harris on The Big Show on KBAC 98.1 fm, Tuesday, March 3, at 10:00 am
Michael Abatemarco writes about the Chase-Daniels' experience in Florida on and off of Loggerhead Key in the Santa Fe New Mexican's Pasatiempo, 2018
You Get Your Own Island, Poets&Writers, March/April 2020 by Rachel Riederer.
Big Blend Radio: Julie & Matthew Chase-Daniel, Dry Tortugas Artists-in-Residence, and Tanya Ortega, National Parks Arts Foundation, 2018
THE BLUE FOLD
In 2017, Matthew and Julie Chase-Daniel were awarded a residency on Loggerhead Key by the National Parks Arts Foundation. Home to extensive protected marine habitat and healthy coral reefs, the island is remote and isolated, with no phone or internet service. Days after they arrived, the artists were evacuated due to Hurricane Irma. They fled with millions as much of south Florida came under mandatory evacuation orders. Later, they returned and remained on Loggerhead Key for several weeks, alone and uninterrupted, cleaning up palm fronds and broken glass, walking the island, getting to know the birds and crabs, making photographs, reading, and writing.
There is a series of talks, conversations, readings and workshops at CCA in conjunction with this exhibition. Check for updates and buy tickets here.
All events in March have been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 precautions. Check back here later or visit CCA's website here.
Armchair Symposium: Matthew and Julie Chase-Daniel in conversation with Chrissie Orr of Seed Broadcast
Saturday, March 7th / 10am-12pm
in the CCA Tank Garage Gallery
The Armchair Symposium series at CCA is an opportunity to participate in captivating conversations with artists and thinkers from many disciplines in a relaxed environment. Drop in from 10am-12pm to talk with interesting people over your morning coffee, and come prepared to join the conversation! CCA exhibiting artists Matthew & Julie Chase-Daniel will speak with Chrissie Orr of Seed Broadcast.
CCA Observations: Drawing from the Audubon New Mexico Collection
Thursday, March 19th / 6-8pm
in the CCA Tank Garage Gallery
Audubon New Mexico will present an incredible collection of nests, eggs, feathers and taxidermy for slow looking and creative observation in CCA’s Tank Garage Gallery inspired by Matthew and Julie Chase-Daniel’s exhibition, The Blue Fold. In this still life workshop, participants will draw, paint and collage while taking a close look (with microscopes!) at a variety of specimens from Audubon New Mexico’s collection. All ability levels are welcome- this workshop will be a fun, experimental celebration of New Mexico birds.
Armchair Symposium: Matthew and Julie Chase-Daniel in conversation with The Institute for Applied Ecology, The National Parks Conservation Association, Land Arts of the American West, and The National Parks Arts Foundation
Saturday, March 21st / 10am-12pm
in the CCA Tank Garage Gallery
Armchair Symposium at CCA is an opportunity to participate in captivating conversations with artists and thinkers from many disciplines in a relaxed environment. Drop in from 10am-12pm to talk with interesting people over your morning coffee, and come prepared to join the conversation! CCA exhibiting artists Matthew & Julie Chase-Daniel will speak with the Institute for Applied Ecology the National Parks Conservation Association, Jeanette Hart-Mann of UNM's Land Arts of the American West, and Kate Russell of the National Parks Arts Foundation.
CCA Observations: Hyper-Local Ecology with the SF Botanical Garden
Thursday, April 16th / 6-8pm
on the CCA campus
Drawing from themes of ecological observation and exploration in the Blue Fold exhibit, Tallie Segel of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden will give context about observing hyper-local ecology and techniques for reading the landscape to create botanical gardens where you find them. As a group, we'll walk the CCA campus asking the question: What's happening here?, and observing and discussing the ecology of overlooked spaces while discovering the familiar on a new level. Group will collect plants and other materials and return to the gallery to take part in an ecological hands-on workshop.
Scribbler at CCA: Spoken Word Poetry Reading
Friday, May 1st / 5:30-7pm
Spoken word poetry reading in the Tank Garage Gallery.
Featured May poets include Julie Chase Daniel.
Hosted by Georgia Van Gunten
Art and Poetry Field Trip with the Chase-Daniels
Sat May 9 / 11:00am-2:00pm
At the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary
$45 per participant
Mother’s Day Special: Come with your mom to receive $5 off each ticket
Head out for a walk in nature with artists Matthew and Julie Chase-Daniel! In this intimate workshop, participants will focus on the specific ecology of Northern New Mexico, surrounding the beautiful campus of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. Participants will observe, visit, and take photographic portraits of the specified plant, and take time to write short poems which engage with local plant life. The workshop will make time for observation, creation and sharing. Enjoy an afternoon seeing Santa Fe in a whole new way! BYO bag lunch, a notebook and pen, and digital camera (phone camera is fine). Please wear sturdy walking shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather.