ripple effect is a dedicated space for site-specific art installations, located on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. Part laboratory, part public venue, part teaching tool, the space hosts a range of local and regional artists. Launched in spring 2018 by Cary Cluett with the support of SFCC and Meow Wolf, ripple effect provides a desperately needed platform for creative exchange in a learning community suffering from a loss of funding and a dearth of young students.
ripple effect primarily serves the SFCC community but is open to the public. Access hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 10pm, Saturday 8am - 8pm, and Sunday 12pm - 5pm. There is no admission fee.
ABOUT THE SPACE
Built inside of an disused sculpture studio ripple effect is a 10.5’ x 8.5’ x 6.5’ room which features a hardwood floor set at a diagonal, wood-backed walls, and recessed track lighting. It also features a weight-bearing metal ceiling with acoustical treatment, speakers and ventilation. Outside the room are three small niches behind safety glass that face the hallway; each approximately 20” x 16” x 17”. A defining element is the lack of a door, which has been intentionally removed; thus, the space is open to all with the stipulation that nothing harmful or of inherent value can be placed inside. Another distinctive feature is the room’s curved corners that have been constructed with a 5” radius to remove visual space definition.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Each installation runs on a 5-week cycle, allowing a few days for install and a few days for de-install on either side of a month-long exhibition. Each exhibition involves an opening reception, an artist talk, and the option to visit with SFCC students and faculty. Artists are scheduled through February 2019.
Proposals are now being accepting, prioritizing the work of installation and emerging artists.