Event Details

  • November 30, 2017 to
    January 28, 2018
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Free


  • Southwest School of Art
  • 300 Augusta Street
  • San Antonio, TX 78205

Event Description

Dana Frankfort: Works on Paper Using text as an introductory action, Dana Frankfort layers, distorts, and redacts letterforms into visual abstractions of blocks, lines, and curves. The immediacy of the text’s message is amplified or distorted through the material processes of obliteration and retraction and the literal meanings of her terms are distorted, becoming self-referential. Frankfort’s visual manipulation of text illustrates the cumbersome suggestions of language and the limitations inherent to communication. The complexity of her painting and printmaking processes opposes the essentialism of the sentiments. Works on Paper is Dana Frankfort’s first exhibition in San Antonio. Dana Frankfort received a BA in Art History from Brandeis University in 1995 and an MFA from Yale University in 1997. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was an MFAH Core Studio Art Resident. Recent solo exhibitions include The Space Between Paintings, Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, TX; HIT OR MISS, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; and Sorry We're Closed, Brussels, Belgium. Recent group exhibitions include PRINTS: Frankfort, Joyce, Moorhead, Inman Gallery, Houston, and Abstract America: New Painting from the U.S., Saatchi Gallery, London. Frankfort is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship recipient. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rice University, Houston, and The Jewish Museum, New York. Frankfort lives and works in Houston, Texas. Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm November 30, 2017 – January 28, 2018 Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II | Santikos Building FREE and open to the public!

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