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

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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

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