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hough graphite is usually a drawing material, Susan York uses it for sculpting as well. “We sculptors kind of go back and forth between three-dimensional things that we’ve made and placing them within a two dimensional framework,” says the Albuquerque native, who shows at James Kelly Contemporary. York moved to her current studio—a 1,500-square-foot warehouse in Santa Fe—in 2009. She built a wall to divide it into two spaces, one for drawing, and a larger one for her minimalistic threedimensional pieces. Not suprisingly, given the obvious focus and precision in her work, York prefers creating in her studio without distractions. “Not too many people work in silence,” she says. “There are a couple of bands that practice next door to me, so if they’re practicing, I wear headphones to drown it out.”

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