Current Exhibitions



All-School Juried Exhibition 2016

Jul 23 - Aug 21, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I & II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

As a means of celebrating the art works generated within the school’s classes, The All-School Juried Exhibition 2016, held within the Russell Hill Rogers Galleries I & II of the newly named John L. Santikos building, showcases recent works by juried students and studio artists who have participated in SSA workshops, classes, and programming from Spring 2015 through Summer 2016. The exhibition will be juried this year by Amy Moorefield, who serves as the Deputy Director of Exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia.

Muse level and above members are invited to a special preview of the exhibition from 6:00 – 7:30pm on Friday, July 22nd, where they get “first dibs” on the works available for sale.

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Shown: Lauri Garcia Jones, Untitled [detail], 2015, video still

Charlie Kitchen


Jul 23 - Aug 21, 2016
Santikos Lobby Gallery | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

The body of work in Charlie Kitchen’s exhibition, NEW WORK— on view in the Southwest School of Art’s Santikos Lobby Gallery— was exposed on a road to Colorado from San Antonio using a large format camera to test the flatness of the photographic image through a form of in-camera collage. The first facet of the process involved cutting specialized film masks that replicate the dark slide inside the film holder. These masks are cut from black paper in conjunction with templates generated through a 3D modeling program. After removing the dark slide, the masks are inserted into the camera, and the cut out shapes are exposed onto the film when the shutter is released. The result of the exposures is a multiple-exposure work that compiles two forms of representation onto one piece of film. While this happens in-camera, another layer of representation is added with the fabric on which the image is printed.

Through the physical manipulation of analog and digital processes— deliberately intervening with the exposure in-camera that allows for the dissection of each sheet of film and while the artist constructs each image before shooting—Kitchen’s practice allows him to test the qualities of flatness and space within a photograph. The result is a process that offers a way to explore what he calls the “pseudo scientific analysis of the fundamental qualities of photography.”

Shown: Charlie Kitchen, Analog Matte #104 (Granby), 2016, inkjet print on fabric 54 X 67.5 inches 

Anthony Rundblade


May 6, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016
Urschel Corridor Gallery | Urschel Administration Building
Free and open to the public

Through repetition and an homage to appropriated imagery, Anthony Rundblade explores subjects relative to the name “Ursa” in both Nordic and Greek mythology. While mining this history and the many facets that surround the name Ursuline, Rundblade creates a similar parallel that is found in his source material, resulting in a nod to the historic buildings of the Ursuline Academy which now comprise a portion of the Southwest School of Art's campus.

Shown: Anthony Rundblade, LittleBear, 2016, mixed media