After Three Walls gallery was displaced from Blue Star Arts Complex in 2012, Founder/Director Michele Monseau announced last June that the gallery would not return to the complex but would start anew as a pop-up venue for special projects. Three Walls now has a special pop-up project in its upcoming exhibition, La Tensión Extendida, which will be installed at The Warehouse located at 1119 S. St. Mary’s and will run from March 14-31.
The exhibition is part of a collaboration between Monseau and Mexico City-based curator Barbara Perea called “Crossing the Line.” Perea is curating the show in San Antonio and then, in May, Monseau will curate a show at Centro Cultural Border in Mexico City. The Three Walls show has three functions: it’s the gallery’s new pop-up exhibition; it’s half of the Mexico City/San Antonio collaboration; and, as it takes place during Contemporary Art Month, it serves as the annual exchange intiative CAMx (CAM exchange), an exhibition exchange between San Antonio artists and artists from another city.
The Three Walls exhibition will feature Mexico City sound artist Manuel Rocha Iturbide, who will construct an installation that essentially turns the space into an interactive musical instrument. The Mexico City show will feature Texas artists Joey Fauerso, Beto Gonzales, Leigh Anne Lester, Cruz Ortiz and Ann Wood.