Presa House Gallery Waxes Nostalgic with First Friday’s ‘IV Art Space Retrospective’

by

comment
IV ART SPACE // PRESA HOUSE GALLERY
  • 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.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.