First Friday Meets Fotoseptiembre

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-09-03

We love it when everything happens at once, but trying to make sense of all the art happenings this Friday could even make a Bellator dizzy. But we can get through this one baby step at a time, dear art warrior. Starting at the Mothership, Unit B’s Kimberly Aubuchon curates video, painting, sculpture, and photography by Ben Acqua, William Betts, Thomas Cummins, Helen Maureen Cooper, Matthew Noel-Tod, Yumi Janairo Roth, and Michael Eddy in a boundary-busting homage to Rene Magritte entitled This Is Not a Photo Show (1). While on board, make sure to check out Kathy Drive, Kemp Davis’s ongoing series of “pure and simple” photographs based on personal memories, and Kathy Coiner’s You appear to be someone whose life is meaningless, a bold project documenting survivors of domestic abuse (6-9pm, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 116 Blue Star, bluestarart.org). Next, dive into Jason Urban’s Hard-Edged Sea, a rigid, three-dimensional seashell created while the artist/writer/designer/curator/teacher played Tetris with photographs of the Galveston coastline (6-9pm, cactus bra SPACE, 106C Blue Star, San Antonio, (210) 226-6688). Now towel yourself off and trot across the alley for a few Long Range Collaborations. Images (drawings and photographs — including cell phone self-portraits) are shown as diptychs and a 50-foot grid representing Nate Larson’s and Marni Shindelman’s Witness: A Psychic Collaboration, and Yours & Mine — a visual instant message between Anne Leighton Massoni and Chelsy Usher (6-9pm, UTSA Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star). Feeling a little lost? Just look across the street: Art students from SAY Sí are prepared to guide you through San Antonio LOST - San Antonio FOUND, an exhibition of documentary photographs that “capture the true essence of SA’s traditions, trades, and residents” (6-9pm, SAY Sí, 1518 S. Alamo, San Antonio, (210) 212-8666).

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