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.
In its seventh year, Luminaria has announced a call for entries for the 2015 festival happening October 23 – 24. Executive Director Kathy Armstrong has announced a return to the “open call” format.
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.
Towards Junction by Tom Turner. Courtesy photo.
Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery invites artists to present lens-based work for a curated FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2015 exhibition, The Altered Landscape.
The Altered Landscape will consider ideas surrounding the contemporary landscape. Photographers exploring place in terms of histories, geographies and geologies, focusing on the interaction of people and environment or on environmental concerns are encouraged to apply.
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.
Jesse Amado, Tablet #1, 2015. Image courtesy Ruiz-Healy Art.
Known for his conceptually based art practice, Amado was born 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.
The works in 30 Day Rx are informed by Amado’s recent personal experience with illness and prescription drugs. Focusing on the gamut of ways that pharmaceuticals inflect our daily lives, Amado reveals the beauty, power, and consequences of living in bodies consisting of, and charged with, chemicals. Take a dose.
30 Day Rx runs from April 30 through June 6, 2015 at Ruiz-Healy Art, located at 210-A East Olmos Drive in Olmos Park. There will be a c
ocktail reception Thursday, April 30, 6:00-8:00 pm.
An artist Talk moderated by Patty Ortiz will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 1:00 pm.