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UTSA Explores Counterculture Aesthetics with 'Daydreams and Other Monsters'

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PETER SAUL, LEGAL ABORTION
  • Peter Saul, Legal Abortion
The University of Texas at San Antonio’s active and consistently excellent Art Department will present a special exhibit, beginning with a reception on June 7. The group exhibition, in something of a nod to Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Of Love and Other Demons, is entitled “Daydreams and Other Monsters,” and will feature works from four inter-generational artists, all of whom focus, in their own unique way, on “lowbrow imagery, critiques of popular culture, and conflicts with inner-self that are presented with brash colors and the unexpected.” 
JOHN HERNANDEZ, WHIRLY BIRD
  • John Hernandez, Whirly Bird
Curated by Alana Coates, the show features internationally acclaimed artist Peter Saul, whose work is characterized by “a strong counterculture aesthetic  and a wild politically incorrect figurative practice,” John Hernandez, a 
LOUIE CHAVEZ, NIGHT FISH
  • Louie Chavez, Night Fish
celebrated Texas artist who works with “lurid colors and eccentric sometimes outlandish subjects,” Megan Solis, an inventive and boundary-pushing San Antonio artist with a style that's both saccharine and repulsive, and Louie Chavez, a young local artist who culls as much of his influence from meme culture as he does his study of artists like Saul. In many ways, this show is a unique opportunity to catch several generations of artists, the younger inspired, at least in part, by the older. Free, opening reception 6-8pm Wed, Jun. 7, artists talk noon, Mon, Jul. 17, on view noon-3pm Mon-Fri through August 4, UTSA Main Gallery, One UTSA Circle San Antonio, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu.
MEGAN SOLIS, AUTONOMOUS SENSORY MERIDIAN RESPONSE
  • Megan Solis, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

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