Flowers, chocolate, and other unusual suspects factor into the work of Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio, whom San Antonians may remember as the Artpace resident behind 1997’s “they said there was a paradise way out west.” Among the Young British Artists who emerged from the 1988 “Freeze” exhibition organized by Damien Hirst, Gallaccio creates installations likened to “wonderfully unreliable experiments.” Exemplified by preserve “beauty” — which entails 2,000 Gerbera daisies — these happenings drip, dry, decay, and smell — an evolution the artist describes as “both a performance and a collaboration.” Gallaccio returns to Artpace, in the Hudson (Show)Room, with a new project inspired by Texas geology, opening concurrently with local artist Michael Menchaca’s Window Works installation “Autos Sacramentales,” (above). Free, 6-8:30pm Thursday, Artpace, 445 N Main, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.
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