IV Art Space // Presa House Gallery
Given the Alamo City’s dense and unusual history, it’s only natural that localized nostalgia is an ever-present theme here — evidenced by Facebook groups dedicated to everything from “Vintage San Antonio” to bygone nightclubs like Phazez and Changez. In this same vein, Presa House Gallery is set to commemorate the six-year run of IV Art Space, a former First Friday mainstay situated on South Alamo across from Bar America. Opened by artists Joey Hladek and Andrew Watson in a storefront extension of their IV Design house and rounded out with the arrival of partner Stefunny Price, the space broke the gallery mold with unique programming that included fashion shows, dance performances, poetry readings and DJ nights. Combining photographs, video and written memories with new works from more than 20 associated artists (Glenna Park, Katherine Brown, Will Muniz and Dayna De Hoyos among them), the “IV Art Space Retrospective (1998-2002)” opens with a First Friday reception featuring music by Modsnap Radio DJs Charlie (the Wave), Cogswell (Deluxe Accommodations) and Brian Parrish (The Casbah). Free, 6-11pm Fri, May 5, Presa House Gallery, 725 S. Presa St., facebook.com/presahouse.