Trending
MOST READ
Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

News: Ah, college! Whether you’re new to a local campus this semester or you’ve been before, there’s something about the teeming... By Richard Farias 9/3/2014
What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

News: This week marks a year since the San Antonio City Council amended its 20-year-old non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity, gender orientation... By Mark Reagan 9/3/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Music: With her lifetime’s work rooted in the SA trio Girl in a Coma, 2014 marked the year for singer Nina Diaz to branch out on her own thing. In the practice... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
Malcolm Brooks’ Novel ‘Painted Horses’ is a Love Song to the Western Frontier

Malcolm Brooks’ Novel ‘Painted Horses’ is a Love Song to the Western Frontier

Arts & Culture: In Malcolm Brooks’ inspiring debut novel Painted Horses, it’s 1956, and archaeologist Catherine Lemay is sent by... By Leigh Baldwin 9/3/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Arts & Culture

Southwest School’s ‘All School Exhibition’ Showcases SA’s Emerging Masters

Photo: Courtesy photo, License: N/A

Courtesy photo

Peter Sharp, Medicine Man


Each of the five artists in the “Certificate” show display five or six works. Technically, the most impressive are Kit Fontaine’s porcelain pieces reminiscent of seashells and fossils. While porcelain is prized for its smooth, expensive look, Fontaine uses it in ragged, unexpected ways, such as having small pieces that appear to have chipped off and creating rough textures reminiscent of ancient limestone.

Weaver Beth McMahon also gives a conceptual edge to a traditional art form. Five beautifully dyed sheets of cloth are draped for a waterfall effect in Cliff. A miniature weaving in a box echoes a larger weaving coming off the wall in Translation. A small, gleaming bit of blue adds mystery to the rich gold accents of the hand-dyed weaving Secret, which involved degummed silk and shibori and quilting techniques.

Using male and female dancers as symbols of the interplay between the ego and id, Barbara Felix emphasizes the woman’s red dress in a series of passionate paintings that resemble movie stills. While the woman’s face is often contorted with strong emotion, the titles seem to refer to the struggle for self-control such as Seducirme (If I seduce me…) and Abrázame (…I will hold me).

Soothing images of clouds and water ripple through Sally Astelford’s watercolor monotypes, such as Red Sky at Night and La Jolla. Mark Rue concentrates on thorns and yellow flowers in his close-up views of cactus in paintings such as Cactus Pair and Turn Me Loose.

All School Exhibition 2013

Free
9am-5 pm Mon-Sat;
11am-4pm Sun
Southwest School of Art
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus
1201 Navarro
(210) 224-1848
swschool.org
Through Aug. 25

Recently in Arts & Culture
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus