Current Exhibitions

 

 
Mona Marshall

MONA MARSHALL | THREE STORIES ABOUT WATER

May 6, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Fri, May 6, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The element of water has long been characterized as a liminal sphere between earth and sky. In Mona Marshall’s exhibition, Three Stories About Water, this observation results in a tripartite narrative structure that the Austin-based artist uses to delve into what she asserts is the resulting sacred space.Divided into three sections—Heat, Subterrain, and Meander—the paintings and drawings in the exhibition, along with an original composition by Paul Boyd (Houston), tell the stories of the absence of water, water that we cannot necessarily see, and the paths by which water travels, respectively.

 

Shown: Mona Marshall, Aerial [detail], 2016, encaustic on prepared panel  

 
Karen Mahaffy

KAREN MAHAFFY | ACCUMULATED EROSIONS

May 6, 2016 - Jul 3 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Fri, May 6, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

San Antonio artist Karen Mahaffy’s exhibition, Accumulated Erosions, contains new installation, time-based, and flat works that explore material issues of accumulation and loss. Drawing from both found and recollected images, Mahaffy juxtaposes visual patterns and systems from opposing yet, equally familiar realms: private and public; internal and external; ordered and disruptive; precious and prosaic. 

The works on paper in this exhibition specifically appropriate remnants of vintage wallpaper found beneath layers of building materials in the artist's historic home. To expose the contrived but delicate nature of these decorative artifacts, Mahaffy layers them with instances of graffitialso found in her immediate surroundingsand the subsequent system of painted blocks typically used to “remove” it. Touching on similar ideas, Mahaffy’s related installation of video and cut paper houses, contrasts images produced from a place of memory against pixelated patterns of digital erosion. As layers build in each work, new visual patterns emerge and take over.

 

Shown: Karen Mahaffy, Study for a Parenthetical Loss, 2016, Ink Jet Print, Silk Screen, 17 x 28 inches

 
Anthony Rundblade

ANTHONY RUNDBLADE | ECHOES FROM A BEAR CAVE

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

Opening Reception: Fri, May 6, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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