Thu, 23 June 2016
Radio Cafe, June 22, 2016, Guest Host Ellen Berkovitch, Guests Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman, co-founders of AXLE Contemporary
Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman co-founded AXLE Contemporary six years ago. They rehabilitated a Hostess Twinkies' truck into an art gallery on wheels that has a raised ceiling and clerestory windows. The gallery-in-a-van parks year-round in various locations around Santa Fe to bring New Mexico contemporary art forward. AXLE is facing opposition to parking on Canyon Road in a proposal co-sponsored by Councillors Joseph Maestas and Peter Ives that will come before City Council on July 27th. Here Chase-Daniel and Wellman discuss six years of curating New Mexico contemporary art for a mobile gallery, and the way their vision has evolved.