News and notes from the San Antonio art scene
ArtWHERE? #3, "EVERYWHERE" opens Thursday, July 17 at the Vogue Building, located at 301 E. Houston Street downtown. The installment features the work of San Antonio-based artist Andrea Caillouet, and two New Zealand-born artists, Joyce Campbell and Julaine Stephenson. Caillouet's work is somewhat misleading in its initial, subtle simplicity. Her images - video-based or photographic - provoke an intentional confrontation between subject and viewer, forging a fleeting relationship that reveals itself as the leitmotif of her work. Campbell, currently based in Los Angeles, explores her obsession with the microbial world through photography, sculpture, and media. The work is at once precise and ambiguous, perhaps tracking the morphology of imaginary pathogens. Stephenson creates work that gelds the effects of time and space, and confronts cuddly characters with threatening situations. Her current series is the byproduct of her extended visit to the cultural vacuum that is Richardson, Texas. The "EVERYWHERE" reception runs from 6 to 9 p.m. ArtWHERE? is curated by Celia Mendoza, who can be reached at 736-1307.
The Triangle Project Space is a new, not-for-profit venue dedicated to showcasing established international talent. The space, which is run by San Antonio-based sound installation artist Luz Maria Sanchez and artist/furniture designer Peter Glassford, unveils its inaugural exhibit, "The Emotional City" on Saturday, July 19. "The Emotional City" features the work of Catalan artist Anna Ferrer, whose penchant for urban landscape photography was nurtured by an ongoing project documenting various public hazards for the city of Barcelona. The Triangle Project Space is located at 1501 S. Flores Street, at the three-way intersection of Flores, Cevallos, and Nogalitos. Ferrer's reception runs from 7 to 10 p.m. The work can also be viewed by appointment. Please call 224-7587 for details.
The East Theo Street Project, a community-based effort between Blue Star Art Space, the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, and Sala Diaz in collaboration with HACER: South, a project of the Mexico-North Research Network, celebrates a series of collaborative front yard installations with a block party on Sunday, July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists Andy Benavides, Anastasia Uriegas, Rae Culbert, Michael Marínez, Ben Mata, Ethel Shipton, and deborah vasquez worked with homeowners along East Theo to create front yard installations that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Mission Concepción community. This event is free and open to the public. •