May 12 - June 17, 2023
From the organizers:
“Curatorial Statement by Rosa Ana Orlando
I am deeply grateful to Clamp Light Studios & Gallery and to Box13 ArtSpace for trusting me to curate this exhibition. It has been an honor and a pleasure to review all the submissions and to select the participant pieces, and I am positively impressed by the quality and originality of the artworks. In reviewing the submissions, I selected pieces that made a profound impression on me either for their subject matter, use of materials, or level of skill and execution. I want to commend all the artists who are part of this show.
Using their own visual languages, the artists included in this exhibition delve into themes that deal with identity, self-reflection, anxiety, loss, fears, and introspection, which are examined through a variety of approaches, formats, materials, and styles.
I truly believe in the power of art to connect us as humans, as it transcends cultural and generational barriers. Art allows us to express feelings and communicate messages in powerful ways; it makes us aware of different perspectives and points of views, and it contributes to developing empathy and understanding for unfamiliar situations. I am thankful for the opportunity to engage with the thought provoking and compelling works included in this exhibition, which all embody these ideas.
Information about exchange
SA to HOU | HOU to SA is a two-city art exhibition exchange between Clamp Light Studios & Gallery, an artist-run studio and exhibition space based in San Antonio and Box 13 Artspace, an artist-run studio and exhibition space in Houston. While close to 200 miles separate the two artist groups, the common goal is to support their fellow artists and share their community’s creative output. The exhibitions will be curated by curators Bianca Alvarez (San Antonio) and Rosa Ana Orlando (Houston)
This upcoming show at Box 13 ArtSpace is the second iteration of this exchange featuring artists from Clamp Light Studios.
About Clamp Light Studios & Gallery
Clamp Light Studios & Gallery was established in 2009 and has been committed to supporting local contemporary artists in South Texas. Clamp Light functions as both a studio space for resident artists and a gallery space for monthly exhibitions. Resident artists work in a variety of media including drawing, collage, installation, sculpture, painting, photography, performance, and new media. The space is currently managed and directed by Raul Rene Gonzalez.”
Reception: May 12, 2023 | 6:30–9:30 pm
6700 Harrisburg Blvd.
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