The San Antonio Museum of Art thinks the best way to understand contemporary Japanese Ceramics is to wind the clock back about twelve thousand years. That’s because unlike other cultures, twelve thousand years ago Japanese were actually making pots.
“The earliest known culture in the world that produced ceramics."
Emily Sano curated the exhibit.
"It’s one of the earliest steps that mankind took towards a civilized society.”
The exhibit features ancient pieces, all the way to very edgy, modern pieces.
The McNay Art Museum is turning 60 years old, and is celebrating in a way contrasting its age--by doing something edgy. I spoke to the McNay’s Rene Paul Barilleaux.
"We decided to create a kind of Pop-Up Installation that would be new art by San Antonio artists. I selected six artists who represent different ways of working, different kinds of subjects, different kinds of materials.”
Those six artists represent very different styles. But if you want to see them, you really ought to hurry.
Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 10:21 am
Corita Kent's silkscreens were once compared to Andy Warhol's; her banners and posters were featured at civil rights and anti-war rallies in the 1960s and '70s; she made the covers of Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post; and she even created a popular postage stamp. Yet today, Kent seems to have fallen through the cracks of art history.
On Thursday, January 22, you're invited to spend an evening strolling the galleries of the Briscoe Western Art Museum, enjoying light refreshments, and learning more about the museum and its special exhibit of student art from across Texas.
A new exhibition is opening next month in a national gallery that will feature Texas artists. It’s where that national gallery is that makes this story so fascinating. We spoke to San Antonio artist Bill Fitzgibbons to get the story.
“The National Academy of Art is going to be showing the exhibition called ‘Texas!’ And it opens on Jan. 24.”
Originally published on Sun January 4, 2015 4:04 pm
American painter Richard Estes has made a career out of fooling the eye. His canvases look like photographs — but they're not.
"You can't see my paintings in reproduction," the 82-year-old artist says. That's because, in reproduction, the paintings — especially his New York cityscapes from the late 1960s — look like photos. He's called a photo-realist, or hyper-realist — an intense observer of the built environment. But he doesn't paint the view from his apartment window.