On April 18, San Antonio’s Linda Pace Foundation will open SPACE, an exhibition space designed by San Antonio architect Jim Poteet, FAIA, which will house the collection of artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, making the artwork “available for public view on an ongoing basis.” The opening comes on the heels of the departure last week of the Pace Foundation’s director of one year, Maura Reilly, who, in part, came on to the Pace Foundation in order to help launch SPACE .
Despite her leaving, the show must go on: Reilly curated SPACE’s inaugural show, Pace Gems with the help of exhibitions and collection officer, Kelly O’Connor. Pace Gems will feature the work of artists connected with the Artpace residency program, which Linda Pace founded in 1993, as well as a bevy of internationally recognized artists, including Catherine Opie, Donald Moffett, Lynda Benglis, Kendell Geers, Teresita Fernandez, Mona Hatoum, Jim Hodges, Yayoi Kusama, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Marilyn Minter, Glenn Ligon, Nancy Spero, and Wangechi Mutu, as well as Texas natives like Forrest Bess. Also on view will be the Foundation’s newest acquisition, a monumental work by Andrea Bowers called Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands clear Cut, 2013. Opening festivities take place April 18-19.
The Linda Pace Foundation Gallery
Located at the back of CHRISpark
111 Camp Street
San Antonio TX, 78204
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday noon–5pm
also by Lucia Simek
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