Art

"The Southwestern Cliches"

When: Wed., June 10, 6 p.m. and Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 27 2015

From 1982-1989, painter Mel Casas drifted from sex, politics and cinema in order to tackle something bigger: the Southwest. These focused paintings would later become the crowning achievement of Humanscapes, a series inspired by a drive-in movie screen. Guest curator Ruben C. Cordova assembled 30 of these large-scale acrylics chronologically at Texas A&M for “The Southwestern Clichés (1982-1989).” This exhibit is the first comprehensive study of this key series and the second of four summer shows occurring around San Antonio in tribute to the late artist. Guests wishing to attend Wednesday's opening reception are requested to RSVP by calling (210) 784-1100.

Price: Free

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