September 2017 is shaping up to be the month of “All Things Chuck”, an homage to the late Chuck Ramirez, a Southtown fixture who tragically passed away in a bicycle accident in 2010. Along with the much-ballyhooed exhibits at the McNay Art Museum and Ruiz-Healy Art, Linda Pace Foundation (LPF) is providing a complement to these exhibits with a tight little show at their SPACE Gallery. “INCITE” opens with a reception on Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
In addition to works by Ramirez, “INCITE” features artists Hills Snyder, Frances Stark, Diana Thater and Cheyney Thompson, all of which are from the LPF permanent collection. “Secondary Stories,” a room-sized installation designed by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander, remains in place. Works for “INCITE” were selected by Kathryn Kanjo and Kelly O’Connor.
The exhibition draws on a variety of media including photography, video, installation art, painting and collage. According to the press release, “Themes of whimsy and ephemerality connect the selected artworks on exhibit in ‘INCITE.’ At first glance, they give an impression of light-hearted simplicity, as brightly colored depictions of confetti balls, pom-poms and piñatas attract viewers and provoke a feeling of festivity. Yet, when looked at in depth, layers of more complex themes emerge alluding to the temporary nature of these ordinary objects.”
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).
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.
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.
Dr. Christopher Wallace. Photo by Josh Huskin.
And you thought Fiesta was over for the year… WRONG!
There will be one more chance to view Josh Huskin’s “Fiesta People” at Flight Gallery on First Friday, May 1.
This very clever collection of portraits was shot over a 10 day period in April. Huskin also used the shooting of the portraits to raise money for the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, a nonprofit that makes grants to individual artists residing in Bexar County. Over the past 10 years, this organization has made grants totaling $627,000 to 112 artists.
Artist Foundation was recently recognized by readers of the San Antonio Current as “Best Nonprofit Organization” of 2015.
For more information about this project, check out my original article at The Rivard Report.
Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery is excited to announce, Heroes are less Heroic, new works by by J. Eric Simpson. The exhibition will be open through May 8th–31th, with an opening reception May 8th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in conjunction with Second Friday.