Current Exhibitions

 

    
Beck Whitehead

Beck Whitehead & Pulparazzi

Nov 17, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov 17, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

In conjunction with the Southwest School of Art’s annual McMahon Fiber Arts Symposium and in honor of the retirement of Beck Whitehead, longtime Chair of the SSA’s Papermaking and Book Arts department, this exhibition is a survey of handmade paper and pulp painting works that places Whitehead alongside her professional peers, John Babcock (Soquel CA), Shannon Brock (Brooklyn NY), Joan Hall (Jamestown RI), Lois James (Port Hadlock WA), Anne Mckeown (Secaucus NJ), Michelle Samour (Acton MA), Peter Sowiski (Buffalo NY), and Lynn Sures (Silver Spring, MD).

Shown: Beck Whitehead, Strata Series, 2016

    
Hadar Sobol

HADAR SOBOL

Nov 17, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov 17, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Hadar Sobol (Israel & New York) is a multi-media and mixed-media artist, who works primarily within the disciplines of fibers and video to express issues of contemporary feminism through a commonplace lens, depicting images of physically and emotionally burdened female figures on vintage linen napkins and paper. Sobol moves between drawing, embroidery, etching, digital processing, and computerized embroidery within this body of work and through her practice, Sobol transforms the slow and tedious process of needlework into a spontaneous medium, which complicates and subverts the idea of traditional craft and that that is historically considered within the framework of traditional woman’s work.

Shown: Hadar Sobol, from The Shore of the Retired Sirens, 2014, thread and vintage nylon  

    

ERIN NEVE | BREAD TOWERS

Nov 17, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017
Santikos Lobby Gallery & San Antonio Express News Photo Gallery | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov 17, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Erin Neve (Texas/Washington DC) is a photographic artist whose work centers on non-literal representations and explorations of the body. In Bread Towers, Neve balances pieces of bread into fragile structural towers that act as stand-ins for the physical body. Inspired by liturgical rituals of breaking and consuming breads, Neve explores the notion that bodies can transform into sacred material (invisibly) and can create a new whole out of broken and fragile individual parts.

Shown: Erin Neve, Altar Bread Tower, 2015, photograph

    

TODD CHRISTENSEN

Nov 17, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017
Urschel Gallery | Urschel Administrative Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov 17, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Incorporating hundreds of old and decommissioned library books and other tomes from his personal collection, New Mexico artist Todd Christensen exhibits a site-specific installation that responds to the historic architecture of the Southwest School of Art’s Urschel Gallery. Using charts and diagrams, family, food, education and Christensen’s passion for collecting, the works that comprise the installation draw from journal entries, childhood stories, and a nostalgia for a past that doesn’t exist, to reflect the artist’s view of the bombardment of visual images that we all face as we go about our daily lives.

Shown: Todd Christensen, Observing the Withdrawn (installation photo)