February 4 - May 8, 2022
From the Art Museum of South Texas:
“AMST will begin the year with the exhibition Texas Artists: Women of Abstraction. The exhibition of 30 Texas-based artists, of which 23 are currently working, range from modernists Dorothy Hood, Toni LaSelle, and Leila McConnell through current works by Sharon Englestein, Terrell James, and Annette Lawrence. The artists included in the exhibition tell the story of abstract art created by Texas women through the decades. AMST is partnering with the Texas Association of Museums (TAM) to spearhead an initiative to encourage all Texas art museums to showcase women artists the year 2022.
The breadth and scope of the body of work from the group tells the story of abstraction in the last seven decades and gives a view of abstraction moving forward. Over 100+ works of art will be on view. Each artist comes to her practice from a different place and time, but each chose abstraction to express their personal view of the world.
In August of 2019, the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) received a curatorial visit from San Antonio Museum of Art’s (SAMA) Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Suzanne Weaver. She and her colleague, Assistant Curator Lana Meador, were organizing an exhibition, Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art. As a curator, Suzanne wanted to see the work of Dorothy Hood, whose Modernist works of art in the permanent collection comprised of 119 works, this includes 52 drawings, 27 collages, 34 paintings, and 6 prints that include etching, and lithographs.
This exhibition, Texas Artists: Women of Abstraction opens on February 4, presenting the abstract work of 30 painters, sculptors, collage, mixed media, and installation artists from across the state of Texas. With Dorothy Hood featured central to our examination, it is fitting to expand what can be seen by her contemporaries working in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. The contemporary artists bring us further into new approaches, while still working abstractly, using media to produce in many different modes of art-making with, in some cases, surprising materials!”
On View: February 4, 2022 | 12–5 pm
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