Upcoming Exhibitions 

 

    
Justin Boyd, Inevitable Reach

Southwest School of Art Faculty Critical Mass

Jan 26, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries I & II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 26, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

As the first and only independent college of art in the state, the Southwest School of Art boasts a faculty that reflects the school’s approach of making as a form of inquiry and discovery, with equal emphasis on ideas and skills.

This group exhibition highlights the SSA’s full-time faculty and provides for a survey of artistic styles and disciplines, while allowing a glimpse into each faculty member’s current creative direction and practice.

Shown: Justin Boyd, Inevitable Reach, 2016, found object, wood, sound

    
Don Buelter, Museo Casa di Dante, Florence, Italy  2016[17]

Southwest School of Art Photography Department: Student Exhibition | Florence Through A Plastic Lens

Jan 26, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Santikos Lobby Gallery and San Antonio Express News Gallery | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 26, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Shot during a course offered by the Southwest School of Art this past August, the photographs in this exhibition were made in Florence Italy. During the 3 week period of study, students used vintage Diana and Holga cameras to capture not only the images of what was before them, but also to record the history and extensive collection of renaissance art and architecture that are so unique to that city. As photography Chair and supervising faculty from the trip, Victor Pagona, states, “The Diana/Holga was originally marketed as an inexpensive novelty gift item; the Diana/Holga has been used to specifically take soft focus, impressionistic photographs somewhat reminiscent of the Pictorialist Period of artistic photography. The cameras frequently suffer from light leaks, film advance issues, and other problems. However, its low-quality plastic lens has been celebrated for its artistic effects in photographs, normally resulting in a slightly blurred composition that can provide a 'dreamlike' quality to the print.” The results, presented in this exhibition, document a whirlwind effort that resulted in compelling images and changed viewpoints.

Shown: Don Buelter, Museo Casa di Dante, Florence, Italy, 2016[17]

    
Ana Fernandez, Funnel Cakes

CAM Perennial Reflections of Landscape and Memory

Mar 10, 2017 – Apr 30, 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 of Landscape and Memory, curated by Chris Ingalls (Miami).

Selected artists for the Perennial Exhibition are:

David Alcantar

Julia Barbosa Landois

Esteban Delgado

Ana Fernandez

Sarah Fox

Nicole Geary

Joe Harjo

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Karen Mahaffy

Michele Monseau

Kallie Pfeiffer

Ryan Takaba

Alejandro Pedilla

Saint Lorraine

Guillermina Zabala

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

Often creating finished prints or drawings that she then cuts up, reassembles, reorganizes and prints on top of, printmaker Elvia Perrin develops her works through a dialogue between an idea and making and a process of editing, overlapping, stacking, and layering of ink and images. The resulting finished works are a convergence of order and reordering and the revealing and veiling of organized systems through Perrin’s personal habits that portray an ultimate order and a quiet minimalist approach.

Shown: Elvia Perrin, Cassettee, 2016, printmaking, 27 X 21 inches

    
Victor Perez-Rul

Victor Pérez-Rul | The Odds

May 19, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Fri, May 19, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Victor Pérez-Rul (Mexico City) exhibits works that explore and exploit the relationships between energy, matter, and consciousness, using platforms such as sculpture, installation, interactivity, sound, and performance. Within his experimental creative processes, this technological artist fuses scientific research, technology, and empirical data through technological and electronic media, alongside physical processes. From a post-humanist perspective, Pérez-Rul generates artworks that encourage introspection.

Pérez-Rul has lectured at the Universidad Iberoamericana about multidisciplinary experimental creative processes and has exhibited his work in Mexico at: Salón ACME, White Cremnitz Gallery and Galería Karen Huber, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Museo de la Ciudad de Queretaro and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Morelia. Internationally, he has exhibited in The Netherlands at the Crossing Border Festival (The Hague, 2009), Young Art Festival (Beverwijk, 2010), Melkfabriek (Hilversum, 2010), Museum Hilversum (Hilversum, 2010) and in Germany at the Unpainted Art Fair (Munich, 2014) among others.

Shown: Victor Pérez-Rul, Study for The Odds, 2016, sketchbook detail

    
Esteban Delgado

Esteban Delgado | Paintings

May 19, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Fri, May 19, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Referencing the minimalist works of Josef Albers and Ad Reinhardt, Esteban Delgado (San Antonio) exhibits abstract paintings that present a contemporary investigation of space and light represented through shapes and colors. Delgado’s works explore these relationships by collaging geometric shapes into abstract or disrupted spaces, portraying the artist’s interest and exploitation of the tensions between various colors inspired by the landscapes of South Texas.

Shown: Esteban Delgado, Off the Shelf, 2016, acrylic on panel