FLUX: BFA Thesis Exhibition 2016

San Antonio


Friday, December 16


Jenny Magnusson: Spill

Trinity University Gallery

Last Chance - October 28 through December 10, 2016

An exhibition of works by former Künstlerhaus Bethanien resident artist Jenny Magnusson. Working with everyday materials, Magnusson makes performative sculptural installations that, through their creation, become site-specific.

Ian Pedigo: A Body in Latency

Sala Diaz

Last Chance - November 12 through December 10, 2016

A show of works by New York-based artist Ian Pedigo. The artist on his work: "Using fragments of articles and accessories that are worn: parts of gloves, sunglasses, headphones, flip-flops, shirt cuffs; objects are presented in an almost museum-like format with low-lying display supports and small plinths that read as part of the work. Photographic images, which are the result of multiple layers of scans, are presented on the wall framed by domestic carpet suggesting their own architectural space."

Lost & Found


November 3 through December 23, 2016

A show featuring works by UTSA MFA graduates Sarah Fox and Andrei Renteria. "Through collage, mixed media, and found objects, these artists create a fantastical world of lost humans and creatures for the viewer to discover, uncover, and explore."


Presa House

December 2 through 23, 2016

An exhibition featuring four Texas artists whose practices have been shaped by their proximity to the US/Mexico border. Artists include Cande Aguilar, Gerardo Arellano, Jorge Purón, and Aldo Fabian Ramos.

Jim Dine: Salome Reimagined

McNay Art Museum

August 31 through December 24, 2016

In 1987, the Houston Grand Opera invited Jim Dine to execute set and costume design for Richard Strauss’s opera Salome. This exhibition features 30 pastel drawings created by Dine during his design process. The show also features documents and photographs from Houston Grand Opera's archive.


Centro de Artes

October 6, 2016 through January 1, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by 21 San Antonio-based Mexican and Mexican-American artists. The show explores what it is like to live in the gray area between two cultures.

John James Speegle

Radius Center

October 14, 2016 through January 6, 2017

An exhibition by John James Speegle. In his work, Speegle is influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, Luis Barragan, Richardo Legorreta, and Aldo Rossi, among others.

Jennifer Steinkamp: Botanic 3

McNay Art Museum

August 30, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Steinkamp. Botanic 3 was created in 2015 and features animated flowering plants that are being blown by un unseen force.

ARTMATTERS 16: John Fraser

McNay Art Museum

September 28, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An exhibition of works by John Fraser. Drawing from the McNay's collection, the artist’s studio, and select museum collections, this show explores the past 25 years of Fraser's artistic output.

Reclaimed by Nature

Blue Star Contemporary's Project Space

November 4, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An exhibition curated by Claudia Arozqueta and featuring works by Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Dulce Chacón, Daniela Edburg, Joey Fauerso, Buster Graybill, Jasmyne Graybill, Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Sofía Taboás, Raul Ortega Ayala, Kristy Perez & Ethel Shipton.

Beneath Metropolis

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

November 4, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An exhibition exploring what happens within a city. Featuring works by Clarissa Bonet, Tannaz Farsi, Emily Hermant, Sharon Koelblinger, Alexander Krajkowski, Donald Morgan, Sarah Nance, Camilo Ramirez, Lauren Sudbrink, Erin Woodbrey, Jason Yi, and Qian Zhao.

Hold Still

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

November 4, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An exhibition of works by photographers Robert Langham and Casey James Wilson. Both artists' practices are rooted in the trends of still life photography. "Hold Still shows the viewer how our perceptions and associations with the real vs altered and staged vs found lead us to investigate photographic imagery with a different lens than other types of images."

Leigh Anne Lester: Flexible Foundation

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

November 4, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An installation by San Antonio artist Leigh Anne Lester. "Using historical botanical illustrations as a starting point, Lester blends the look of observational lab drawings with the decorative and rigorous aesthetic of 18th and 19th-century botanical illustrations."

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography

McNay Art Museum

September 28, 2016 through January 15, 2017

An exhibition of photographs that attempt to convey some form of narrative or story. The show features works by Tina Barney, Julie Blackmon, Gregory Crewdson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Mitch Epstein, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Jessica Todd Harper, Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, Anna Gaskell, Justine Kurland, Lori Nix, Erwin Olaf, Alex Prager, Alec Soth, and Jeff Wall.

Hadar Sobol

Southwest School of Art Russell Hill Rogers Gallery- Navarro Campus

November 17, 2016 through January 15, 2017

"Hadar Sobol is a multi-media and mixed-media artist, who works primarily within the disciplines of fibers and video to express issues of contemporary feminism through a commonplace lens, depicting images of physically and emotionally burdened female figures on vintage linen napkins and paper."

Todd Christensen

Southwest School of Art Ursuline Hall Gallery - Ursuline Campus

November 17, 2016 through January 17, 2017

"Incorporating hundreds of old and decommissioned library books and other tomes from his personal collection, New Mexico artist Todd Christensen exhibits a site-specific installation that responds to the historic architecture of the Southwest School of Art’s Urschel Gallery."

Living and Collecting Mexico: Gifts from Susan Toomey Frost

McNay Art Museum

October 12, 2016 through February 5, 2017

An exhibition showcasing prints from the collection of Susan Toomey Frost. Highlights from Frost's collection include Alfredo Zalce’s, En La Hamaca of 1945, rare impressions by the Tlaxcalan muralist and printmaker Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin, as well as prints by José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Parlour Games: Ruloff Kip’s Toy Theatre

McNay Art Museum

July 6, 2016 through February 6, 2017

On display is a large toy theatre created in 1919 by Ruloff Kip. Features of the assemblage include moving mechanisms, several working lighting schemes, and an array of set drops and cut-out characters, based on Kip’s house and family members.

Gallery Talks with Curators

San Antonio Museum of Art

September 16, 2016 through February 17, 2017

Curators from the San Antonio Museum of Art talk about objects from the museum's collection.

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