Rivane Neuenschwander: Secondary Stories at Linda Pace Foundation


The Linda Pace Foundation is pleased to present the Texas debut of Secondary Stories, a room-sized installation by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander, who has become widely regarded for her often ephemeral work that explores narratives about language, nature, social interactions and the passing of time. The exhibition, showcasing Secondary Stories as well as three video installation works, opens at SPACE, the public gallery of the Linda Pace Foundation, located at 111 Camp Street, on April 30, 2016 and will remain on view through July 29, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public during gallery hours (Wednesday – Saturday; 12-5pm).

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Newsflash! S.A. Museum of Art Contemporary Curator Departing for NYC

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SAMA Contemporary Art Curator Anna Stothart previews the “28 Chinese” exhibit. Photo by Page Graham for Glasstire.com.

From a San Antonio Museum of Art press release:

Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, has announced that she is taking a newly created position as a Director at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City. Stothart joined the Museum in 2015, and since then has expanded the contemporary art program at the Museum through presenting two traveling exhibitions—28 Chinese and Corita Kent and the Language of Pop—and with the recent re-installation of the contemporary galleries.

“Anna has fostered relationships with the art community, installed two exhibitions, and brought new exciting acquisitions into the collection, including two important works by emerging artists— the mixed media loveseat (2015) by Sarah Cain and the abstract painting Open Reverse Bottom (Dots) (2015) by Matt Connors,” said Katie Luber, the Kelso Director. “She has left her mark and helped the Museum in its evolution to be a world-class Museum. We will miss her, but we wish her well in this next step in her career.”

Stothart’s responsibilities at Lehmann Maupin will include overseeing and generating written content and programming for the gallery. She will focus on museum and major collector acquisitions. “It is with sadness that I leave San Antonio. I leave behind great friends and colleagues, a welcoming art community, and a wonderful museum. This was an incredible opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” said Stothart. “I look forward to furthering my connection to San Antonio through the Museum, and the city’s collectors and artists.”

Stay tuned for updates…

Infinite Horizons: Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López at Ruiz-Healy Art

Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Leigh Ann Lester at the Infinite Horizons opening reception. Photo by Casandra Lomeli.

Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Leigh Ann Lester at the Infinite Horizons opening reception. Photo by Casandra Lomeli.

Currently on exhibit at Ruiz-Healy Art is Infinite Horizons: Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Leigh Anne Lester combines bits and pieces of wildly divergent species grafted together, the results of genetic modification plans. Utilizing historical botanical drawings as source images, Lester makes delicate graphite drawings on Mylar, layering the film to create composite images, to which she adds additional layers of cells blocked in colored pencil to symbolize the manipulated genome of the plant. Mixing a blown-up view of the microscopic with the naturalistic botanicals, the result runs López’s evocation of infinite distance in reverse.

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Havana Art Biennial: A San Antonio Perspective

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Please join the Southwest School of Art for a special panel discussion with Tami Kegley, Paula Owen, Gary Sweeney an Luisa Wheeler on their experience at the 12th Havana Art Biennial and recent travels through Cuba.

The event will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The panel discussion will be held at the Russell Hill Rodgers Lecture Hall at the Navarro Campus (300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205).

Drinks and small bites will be served. Please RSVP to jnance@swschool.org

Check out the facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/915115015198213/915150098528038/

Photo Gallery: 30 Day Rx at Ruiz-Healy Art

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By Patty Ortiz

Known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal, Jesse Amado’s practice occupies the liminal space that hovers between life and art. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and his BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Amado resided in both Texas and New York City for many years, but has now chosen to live in his hometown full time.

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Come Son, Let Me Tell You a Lie: New Works by Joseph Phillips

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When It Is Dark Enough (2015), by Brian Phillips

High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they’re all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium.

— Milan Kundera

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