Upcoming Exhibitions 

 

    
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 - 7:30 pm

Although Will Henry’s exhibition, Remote Viewing, is filled with what may be considered landscapes—in terms of genre—Henry asserts that he is not a landscape painter. Instead, Henry’s work should be looked at within the history of landscape painting as it is that tradition that provides the framework for the works’ consideration; these are paintings that brush up against the discipline of nature-based imagery and our relationship to it.  Coopting the term remote viewing from a pseudo-scientific government program wherein the viewer would project themselves into future events for defense purposes, Henry uses the paintings to analogize the viewer’s experience in the exhibition to his experience in his studio practice, not working from sources or plain air painting, but rather painting recalled and imagined landscapes, therefore practicing the act of remote viewing.

Shown: Will Henry, Palette, 2013-14, oil on linen [from the collection of Paul Forsythe and David Aylsworth] 

    

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 - 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 - 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