Get Thee To Smink To See Dana Newmann’s Work

I stopped by Smink last week to scout goods for our March/April issue and was stopped in my tracks by the exhibit of works by Santa Fe artist Dana Newmann currently on display.

Newmann’s show, aptly titled “Surrealist Realms,” is a mix of collages, graphic novels, and curiosity cabinets rendered in meticulous detail, which riff on the works of such icons of surrealism as Salvador Dali, Joan Mirò, and Marcel DuChamp among others. Her pieces are at once witty, ironic, often unsettling, and, without fail, utterly mesmerizing.

The show ends next Saturday, February 16. I would highly recommend that you make a beeline to Smink stat to check it out… It’s that good.