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Thursday,  5.24.18

Friday,  5.25.18

Opening

Sarah Martin: Him Her You Me and the Imaginary Fire

Friday,  5.25.18   |   6–10 pm
"Him Her You Me and the Imaginary Fire is a collection of paintings, installation and poetry by Texas-based artist Sarah Martin." The works in the show draw from news articles, literature, and the artist's life to explore "delusion and obsession within human relationships."Gallery hours are by appointment from May 26-June 25. Contact contact@sarahmartinpaintings.com to schedule an appointment.
Corpus Christi  |  1222 Laredo Street

Saturday,  5.26.18

Sunday,  5.27.18

Thursday,  5.31.18

Opening

James Smolleck: Transmissions from the Blue Egg

Thursday,  5.31.18   |   5:30–7:30 pm
"Borrowing elements from classical mythology, numerology, occult science (theosophy) and sacred geometry, James Smolleck’s collage work, drawings and paintings are potent yet whimsical parables that unravel the traditionally hermetic practice of self-discovery. His hybridized subjects—at once humanoid and animistic—roam vast landscapes, occupy sacred interiors and partake in esoteric rituals upon backdrops influenced by everything from the Flemish Masters and Medieval architecture, to theatrical backdrops and science fiction."
Opening

Mari Hernandez: What Remains

Thursday,  5.31.18   |   5:30–7:30 pm
"Acting as photographer, subject, make-up artist, and designer, Mari Hernandez alters her identity and physical appearance through the use of make-up, prosthetics, wigs, costumes, and props. Through narrative, she reinterprets histories and proposes new ones. Elements of performance distinguish her work from other modes of photography and highlight the staging of identity, gender, and action."
Opening

Martín C. Rodriguez: Acquisition of Unwarranted Influence

Thursday,  5.31.18   |   6–9 pm
"Martín C. Rodríguez’s exhibition Acquisition of Unwarranted Influence is an exploration of identity in objects and performance. As a first generation mainland Puerto Rican, Rodríguez has been connecting with his heritage through performance and multidisciplinary work incorporating his indigenous past."
San Antonio  |  UTSA Terminal 136
Opening

Creature Feature

Thursday,  5.31.18   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition featuring works by three San Antonio artists: Alyssa Danna, Jen Frost Smith, and Jared Theis. The show aims to spotlight artists who "create work that seems to have a life of its own."
San Antonio  |  Hello Studio

Friday,  6.1.18

Opening

Creature Feature

Friday,  6.1.18   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition featuring works by three San Antonio artists: Alyssa Danna, Jen Frost Smith, and Jared Theis. The show aims to spotlight artists who "create work that seems to have a life of its own."
San Antonio  |  Hello Studio

Saturday,  6.2.18

Opening

San Antonio in Calligraphic Art

Saturday,  6.2.18   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition featuring books and broadsides about San Antonio created by members of the San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild.
San Antonio  |  Bihl Haus Arts

Saturday,  6.23.18

Workshop

San Antonio in Calligraphic Art

Saturday,  6.23.18   |   2–4 pm
An exhibition featuring books and broadsides about San Antonio created by members of the San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild.
San Antonio  |  Bihl Haus Arts

Acidwinzip: Digital Devotion

May 4 through 26, 2018
An exhibition of digital works by San Antonio artist Acidwinzip. The pieces are inspired by "art history, nostalgia, and internet culture and are primarily made for the artist's Instagram account."
San Antonio |  Flax Studio

John Dalton Atkins: Down Home

May 4 through 26, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by UTSA MFA candidate John Dalton Atkins. "Down Home is an expansive installation of all new artworks inspired by the unconventional yet practical culture of blue collar folks and the eccentric places they inhabit. Utilizing found objects, discarded materials, wood, steel, and paint, Down Home runs the gamut from large scale kinetic artworks to more intimate found object sculptures and paintings. Although inspired by a global community of workers, makers, fixers, and backyard philosophers, Atkins’ work is a reflection of his life and experiences in the south, namely his home and family in New Orleans, Louisiana and his new life in San Antonio, Texas."
San Antonio |  Presa House

Ryder Richards: Cyclone Baffle

May 6 through 27, 2018
An exhibition by Dallas-based artist Ryder Richards. "Withdrawing into the middle-class, lonely man hobby of shop DIY mentality—instead of doing anything meaningful—Richards has grown increasingly infatuated with the effluent tide of YouTube videos on 'how to hack your Shop-Vac.' Naturally, this withdrawal is both sincere and a socio-political subterfuge, or a shibboleth, from which Richards can snipe peripheral commentary on populism, xenophobia, and alienation from progressive discourse."The show will be on view every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 during its run.

Julia Curran: Recent Work

April 19 through May 31, 2018
The artist on their work: "My work is a satirical deconstruction of American pop-culture and socio-political history, and how fear and the desires to own and to control drive toxic masculinity and extreme capitalism. As an artist and printmaker I believe my job is to not only to create socially conscious art, but to work to make fine art accessible to people as a tool of self-expression."

It Means A Lot

May 12 through 31, 2018
It Means A Lot is an exhibition of paintings by Ana Hernández and Rhys Munro.
San Antonio |  Revenant Gallery

Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories

May 4 through June 2, 2018
"Through the annual Stories Seldom Told exhibition, SAY Sí student-artists critically examine topics that go unaddressed in everyday life. After voting on the subject of the exhibition, the young artists collaboratively research and create multidisciplinary installations that shed light on often-ignored issues. Previously, students have explored race, class, mental health, poverty and educational inequity."For this year's show, "SAY Sí artists chose to investigate eradicated local narratives through extensive research using oral histories, accounts from historians, local mythology and archival materials. In their work students also acknowledge why these stories have been neglected and the mechanisms that keep them hidden."
San Antonio |  SAY Si

Sara Corley Martinez: ULOADING | a mother's body

May 19 through June 2, 2018
A show of works by San Antonio-based artist, curator, and educator Sara Corley Martinez. From the artist: "This work seeks to discuss the irregularity and chaos of those bodily functions during and after pregnancy. I am specifically thinking about the relationship between what comes out of the body and fine art materials. This work is not meant to idolize or vilify the experience of pregnancy. Beauty, discomfort, and ideas of absurdity are up for interpretation, much like the real experience and transformation of pregnancy."
San Antonio |  Mantle Art Space

Spain to San Antonio: Hispanic Culture on Stage

March 1 through June 10, 2018
An exhibition exploring "theatre’s fascination with the culture of San Antonio’s Spanish colonial founders." For the show, "drawings and prints from the McNay’s collection are presented along with actual stage costumes in an interactive environment."
San Antonio |  McNay Art Museum

Richard Mogas: Meditations

May 5 through June 22, 2018
An exhibition of works by Texas artist Richard Mogas. The pieces in the show explore concepts of language and expression of color, balance, composition, and texture.
San Antonio |  REM gallery

Britt Lorraine: PANOPTICON

May 19 through June 23, 2018
An exhibition and series of performances by San Antonio artist Britt Lorraine. The artist on their show: "One day while choreographing, the image of me kneeling before a metronome became present in my mind. I have pondered this image and carried that moment with me for fifteen years, knowing that it was the impetus for a work I would someday create. I began to form this idea of the metronome as an omniscient, panoptic entity that reigns over my time in life. The choreography for PANOPTICON is derived from the study of critical moments and central figures in my life. In order to attempt to get to the essence of a subject, I will represent each with only three gestures—a difficult attempt to eliminate extraneous movement. For example, how do I choreograph the essence of “Mother” in just three movements?"
San Antonio |  Sala Diaz

Sarah Martin: Him Her You Me and the Imaginary Fire

May 25 through June 25, 2018
"Him Her You Me and the Imaginary Fire is a collection of paintings, installation and poetry by Texas-based artist Sarah Martin." The works in the show draw from news articles, literature, and the artist's life to explore "delusion and obsession within human relationships."Gallery hours are by appointment from May 26-June 25. Contact contact@sarahmartinpaintings.com to schedule an appointment.
Corpus Christi |  1222 Laredo Street

Cisco Jiménez: Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine

May 23 through June 30, 2018
"In Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine, Cisco Jiménez presents a new body of mixed-media works that are filled with drawings referencing ancient Mesoamerican artifacts and items of urban culture such as boom boxes and record players. Jiménez synthesizes these cultural references with the use of everyday detritus and in doing so he creates a pseudo-archaeological account of the products, food, and materials we consume daily."
San Antonio |  Ruiz-Healy Art

The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth

February 23 through July 20, 2018
"Selected Chicano/a artists are tasked with countering the mainstream myths of the Alamo’s iconic status through their traditional and non-traditional paintings, sculptures, and installation work. The Other Side of the Alamo is curated by art historian, curator and cultural worker, Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D."

Andy Warhol & Billy Schenck: Cowboys and Indians

May 25 through September 3, 2018
"Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians features the full portfolio of Warhol's series, plus four additional trial prints. These images combine iconic portraits and totemic images, traditional and new Western representation using modern reproduction methods."The show will also include works by Pop artist Billy Schenck. "In his early work, Schenck found inspiration and image sources in Western paintings and movie stills, but being a genuine cowboy himself, he increasingly turned to his personal photographs for material."

Reclaimed

March 9, 2018 through June 26, 2019
Reclaimed is an exhibition of 25 monochromatic works by contemporary female artists, including Laura Aguilar, Dorothy Cross, Judy Dater, Annette Messager, Lorraine O’Grady, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Pace, Tracey Rose, Lara Schnitger and Kiki Smith.
San Antonio |  Linda Pace Foundation
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