• Heidi Brandow, Object: Animal+Mechanism, mixed media on panel, 24 x 48 in., 2013
  • Heidi Brandow, Object: Hand+Mechanism, mixed media on panel, 24 x 48 in., 2013
  • Heidi Brandow, Object: Land+Body, mixed media on panel, 24 x 48 in., 2013

Under 35: Part II Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

Works in a variety of media by Heidi Brandow (pictured), Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Moira Garcia and Brandee Caoba.

Under 35: Part II  features art work by four artists, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Heidi Brandow, Brandee Caoba and Moira Garcia, all with connections to the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe.

Heidi Brandow is a Santa Fe based  painter, printmaker and draughtsman whose work is commonly filled with whimsical characters and monsters that are often combined with words of poetry, stories, and personal reflections. Her heritage includes  Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and performers on her mother’s side and Diné storytellers and medicine people on her father’s side. Drawing her inspiration from everyday life, Heidi’s work concerns discovering, defining, and redefining personal identity by questioning authority and deconstructing mainstream assumptions of Native Americans. Brandow’s work engages personal, cultural, and historical experiences while incorporating perspectives of critical theory.

Under 35: Part II, runs from January 24 to February 22, 2014.

Mr. Simpson has a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and worked as an advertising writer in Los Angeles before moving to New York to pursue a different passion: dance. He danced professionally in New York and Boston before founding a community-based modern dance company, Small City Dance Project, in Newburyport, MA. His fiction has appeared in literary journals and anthologies. He was a teaching fellow at Smith College, where he received his MFA in choreography. While living in the Bay Area for 15 years, he wrote about dance for the San Francisco Chronicle and other periodicals. In 2005, he was a NEA Fellow at the Dance Critics Institute, American Dance Festival. For culturevulture.net, he reviews dance, theatre and film. He moved to Santa Fe in October, 2008. He writes for "Pasatiempo," the Arts magazine of the "Santa Fe New Mexican."