Upcoming 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.

As a Membership benefit, Southwest School of Art members are invited to a special preview of the exhibition from 5:30 – 7:30 on Friday, July 22nd, where they get “first dibs” on the works available for sale.

Online application goes live Friday, May 20th via callforentry.org. No fee to apply. 

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

 
Seth Orion Schwaiger

SETH ORION SCHWAIGER | COMPLEX 2

Sept 1, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept 1, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

COMPLEX 2 extends an earlier iteration of the COMPLEX exhibition series through large-scale architectural interventions, figurative imagery, and a radical, anti-passive approach to art viewing and curation. The exhibition requires a circulation of viewers to fully activate the works, and in this way harnesses the personality of it’s community while simultaneously bringing into question the boundaries of one’s own person and hierarchical distinctions of society, institution, social circle, and individual. Through a non-linear, but conceptually linked experience, the exhibition facilitates an awareness of the construction of meaning. Several of the works on exhibition unfold in one way when first viewed, but given a new vantage point deeper into the complex their meaning fundamentally shifts, emotionally flavored by the physical change in the viewer’s position. The second experience taints the first, muddling into understanding—less defined, less sure, but more rich and nuanced.

This exhibition is slated to be a part of the 2016 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA.

Shown: Seth Orion Schwaiger, Complex, 2016, installation view

    

WILL HENRY | REMOTE VIEWING

Sept 1 - Oct 30, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept 1, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For more than a century, the proclamation of the death of painting, and its many resuscitations, has been the subject of critical discourse and debate. Will Henry’s paintings nestle into this critique of the medium by way of landscape- based imagery. Painted from memory and imagination, Will Henry’s paintings employ the Southwestern landscape as a stage set to enact imagined narratives, filled with art historical and pop cultural references. For nearly a decade, the artist has employed landscape as a means to consider culture, art history, and the act of painting itself. Henry’s landscape elements are familiar, but they do not necessarily describe specific places. His interest in landscape as a subject is rooted in his rural upbringing and genuine love for the outdoors. Sometimes his paintings reflect this personal origin. More often, however, the artist uses landscape as a framework to critically engage contemporary painting at large. This bridges several American and European painting traditions and blends divergent motifs: the physical landscape familiar to Henry, the history of landscape painting, and the discourse surrounding the so-called death of painting.

Shown: Will Henry, Palette, 2013-14, oil on linen [from a Private Collection] 

    

WALKER PICKERING | ESPRIT de CORPS

Sept 1 - Oct 30, 2016
Santikos Lobby Gallery & San Antonio Express News Photo Gallery | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept 1, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Playing in a marching band himself back in high school, Walker Pickering (Lincoln, Nebraska) entered college as music major, but graduated with a degree in photography. Because of his background, he was able to recognize and capture more intimate moments—moments other than the performances and football games that most people recognize. In striking color and compelling compositions, Pickering takes us into the hallways, parking lots, and practice spaces for a peek at the intense and little-seen life of these high school and college marching bands.

This exhibition is slated to be an offering for FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2016.

Shown: Walker Pickering,Esprit de Corps: Rifles, 2015, photograph  

    

ELIZABETH CHILES | ON MY MIND, AGAIN

Sept 1 - Oct 30, 2016
Urschel Gallery | Urschel Administrative Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept 1, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Residing at the intersection of the material and immaterial, Elizabeth Chiles’ work often seeks to materialize the ephemeral and dematerialize the concrete. Containing aspects of Minimalism, Surrealism, drawing, sculpture, poetry and photography—the works move from vernacular to experiments with materials. The images that are part of On My Mind, Again are abstract meditations on the human perception surrounding nature. Through a process of layering and compositing, images at once dematerialize and become expansive. The body of work represented within the exhibition began in the summer of 2014 during the artist’s Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences on a 600 acre property in a rain forest in Northern Georgia, resulting in a site-specific installation for the Southwest School of Art’s historic site gallery with prints ranging in scale, arranged in groups, and playing with iteration and duplication.

This exhibition is slated to be an offering for FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2016.

Shown: Elizabeth Chiles, On my mind, again (July 6, 2014), photograph