Current Exhibitions

    
Ana Fernandez, Funnel Cakes

CAM Perennial Reflections oN Landscape and Memory

Mar 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries I & II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Each March serves as a celebration of contemporary art in San Antonio and, as a part of this celebration, the Contemporary Art Month organization (CAM) invites an established curator from outside of San Antonio each year to give a fresh perspective on the local art scene through copious studio visits and a resulting curated exhibition. This year, the Southwest School of Art is pleased to partner with CAM to present: 2017 CAM Perennial: Reflections on Landscape and Memory, curated by Chris Ingalls (Miami).

Selected artists for the Perennial Exhibition are:

David Alcantar

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Esteban Delgado

Ana Fernandez

Sarah Fox

Nicole Geary

Joe Harjo

Julia Barbosa Landois

Saintlorraine

Karen Mahaffy

Michele Monseau

Alejandro Augustine Padilla

Kallie Cheves

Ryan Takaba

Guillermina Zabala

"Reflections on Landscape and Memory" is an exhibition, curated by Chris Ingalls, for which the artwork was selected based upon the following abstract ideas, as expressed by Simon Schama, Ken Taylor and Margaret Drabble:

"Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock." Simon Schama

“We see and make landscapes as a result of our shared system of beliefs and ideologies. In this way landscape is a cultural construct, a mirror of our memories and myths encoded with meanings which can be read and interpreted.” Ken Taylor

“One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging and a common denominator in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Landscape therefore is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing: we see it with our eye but interpret it with our mind and ascribe values to landscape for intangible – spiritual – reasons.” Ken Taylor

“The past lives on in art and memory, but it is not static: it shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backwards. The landscape also changes, but far more slowly; it is a living link between what we were and what we have become. This is one of the reasons why we feel such a profound and apparently disproportionate anguish when a loved landscape is altered out of recognition; we lose not only a place, but ourselves, a continuity between the shifting phases of our life” Margaret Drabble

Shown: Ana Fernandez, Funnel Cakes, 2016, gouache on paper, 9 X 12 inches

    
Elvia Perrin

Elvia Perrin | Clean Cut

Mar 10, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
Urschel Corridor Gallery | Urschel Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Through a process of reassembling and reorganizing visual information, printmaker Elvia Perrin develops a dialogue between an idea, making, and a process of editing, overlapping, stacking, and layering ink and images. The resulting finished works portray the convergence of this ordering and reordering process that both reveals and veils organized systems, resulting in an ultimate order and quiet minimalist works.

Shown: Elvia Perrin, Fossil+, 2016, printmaking, 13 X 19 inches