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Rodolfo Choperena : The Fine Line

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October 31st – 2015
Private Opening Thursday, October 30th 6:30 – 8:30pm

Remembering a specific moment in time with all the precise details is difficult. But we can always remember a sense of that time, the essence of a special moment – the feeling that the memory itself matters. The physical event will change, particular memories will fail, but the significance of a moment persists.

Choperena elevates the moment.  In his own words, he captures ephemeral events by initiating a “lateral pass” with an open shutter. The blurred effect mimics the ordinary mechanical apprehension of indiscriminate physical vision. His camera lens translates light into digital signals, capturing the tiniest clues of color, value, and texture – a single conclusion, one image, one movement and one moment.

All of Choperena’s primary symbolic frames – the swirling disc, the chromatic band, the field of color, open a window on the soul. For this body of work Choperena focuses on the “beautiful fine line between two worlds.” His interest in contrast and conflict….the ways in which objects and events struggle, blur and merge are his reoccurring theme. These interventions undeniably transform the physical fundamentals of time and space into a beautiful subjective force. The edge of difference, in his mind is a metaphorical horizon into the sublime.

Sydney Yeager : Persistent Memory

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August 29 – October 26
Private Opening Thursday, August 28th 6:30 – 8:30pm

“This exhibition spans the years 2009 to the present, and represents my evolving  interest in  fragmentation and the dissolution of the whole into singular, independent parts.   The idea arose as I visited ancient ruins in Italy,Turkey, Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.  As well as these ancient sites, I find the demolition sites that I pass en route to my studio to be fascinating. Some of the paintings are loosely based on photographs of these sites.  In my mind, there is a connection between these construction sites and the ancient ruins I love to visit.  Both exist in a dreamlike space, neither here nor there, but in between.

In addition, my influences include Italian Baroque ceiling paintings, the preserved fragments of Roman fresco,Italian mosaics, pixilation, and process painting.

These diverse influences hold in common the themes of fragmentation and transition.  The question is whether these fragments are nostalgic reminders of the past, or the beginnings of a new form.  The answer is never clear, and is always interesting to me.”

— Sydney Yeager

Cross Currents : Curated by Charon Kransen

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Innovative International Jewelry
July 30th – August 31st
Private Opening: Tuesday, July 29th, 6:30pm

It is surprising to realize the incredible variety of objects that can fit under the term “contemporary jewelry”. This movement has developed in different countries around the world manifesting itself in diverse practices. The word jewelry itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicized from the old french “jouel”, and beyond that the Latin word “jocale”, meaning “plaything”.

For many centuries, metal combined with gemstones has been the norm for jewelry. Today there are an incredible variety of objects that suit the term “contemporary jewelry”. We use the word contemporary because it represents the perfect balance between innovation and personal expression in reference to the present. Contemporary jewelry is a self reflexive practice, meaning it is concerned with reflecting on itself and the conditions and environment in which it takes place. In general, it is created in a critical and conscious relationship to the history of the practice and to the wider field of jewelry and adornment.

Cross Current is showcasing the works of 25 of the most innovative international contemporary artists of our time. Through the convergence of their modern creations and heritage, they invite us to travel through history and redefine our own idea of jewelry.

Annette Lawrence: Midway and Counting

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The Gallery at Vaudeville is honored to showcase the work of renowned artist & University of North Texas Professor & Studio Art Department Chair, Annette Lawrence.
Show Opening: Thurs. June 5th, 6:30pm-8:30pm (By Invitation Only). Open to the Public during First Friday Art Walk: Friday, June 6th, 10:00am-9:00pm. The show will continue on display in The Gallery until Thursday, July 31st.

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Margo Sawyer: Synchronicity of Color

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Artist Statement

Throughout my career, I have devoted much time to the observations of the major historic and contemporary sites of sacred architecture. I am particularly interested in how the relationship between space and transcendence functions, imgres-1where architecture and ritual converge in creating unique spaces for contemplation.  It is this form of artistic inquiry that has led me to continue a twenty year quest to discover and experience architecture and ritual in all parts of the world, in an effort to come closer to an understanding of the inter-relationship of the metaphysical sensibilities of space, material, and time. I am investigating the equivocal nature of art, how the relationship between space and transcendence functions, where architecture and ritual converge in creating unique and memorable experiences capable of restoring the quality of contemplative within our lives. To that end I have transformed mundane structures into euphoric icons, married exquisite materials into domestic spaces and made large public spaces into an intimate refuge. Central to my practice is how color can transform our lives. Inspired by the shifting colors in a butterfly wing, the qualities of color in a flower petal, the physical nature of color fascinates me. For the past ten years I have been creating a body of artworks entitled; Index for Contemplation and Synchronicity of Color, the title of which references to, synchronicity a concept formed by the philosopher Carl Jung, “meaning full coincidence” Where the unexpected collide and form new meaning. Color is highly symbolic and has a physical, emotional effect on us. Like quilt, the quality of my works, unites colors, a form of honor and celebration of our multicultural world. Most recently I have been working a great deal in the public realm, and have been fortunate to be commissioned a number of large and dynamic works, such as Synchronicity of Color in Discovery Green in Houston, these works have become icons of the City of Houston. Synchronicity of Color was in the Cover of United Airlines Magazine and honored in Public Art in Review 2009, by the Public Art Network and America for the Arts. A recent private commission in Santa Fe entitled Synchronicity of Color Walls was recently awarded the first CoDA Award 2013, CoDA honors excellence in collaboration of art and architecture. – Margo Sawyer, March 2014 Artist Spotlight: Education & Awards 

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Reginald Rowe: Selected Works from the 1960's and 1980's

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About The Artist

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The Gallery at Vaudeville is excited and honored to celebrate the work of Reginald Rowe (1920-2007), one of San Antonio’s leading artists for more than four decades. Born in Brooklyn, Rowe was an artist with a remarkable drive to create. His early work was informed and developed by his experience of living in such diverse places as the Hudson Valley, Cuba, and Mexico. Throughout his career Rowe was a prolific painter who created a body of work that described a creative journey of depth and continuity. In 1964 he moved to San Antonio and taught at the McNay Art Institute for over 20 years. Best known for his shaped abstract paintings, Rowe was honored by the McNay Art Museum with a one-man retrospective in 1996.

This exhibition includes two distinctly separate and important periods of Rowe’s career: early and rare works from the 1960s reflecting Rowe’s strong interest in abstract expressionism, as well as various paintings of mixed media from the 1980s. These later works reveal a mature synthesis of Rowe’s continuous study of color, texture and form. Many of these paintings hold a strong presence as objects and maintain a sculptural quality through his technique of mixing sands, gels, and metallic paints.

During his life Rowe exhibited in over seventy individual and select group shows in Texas as well as New York and Mexico and his paintings are in numerous private and public collections across the state. He received awards from the San Miguel Annual and he was the recipient of a Stieren Grant at the San Antonio Art Institute.

When asked what he would like to be remembered for during his one-man retrospective in 1996 Reggie replied, “I’d like to be remembered for this. Be grateful for the good things that happen, “to endure” as William Faulkner said”. We at Vaudeville are truly grateful for the wonderful opportunity to exhibit one of the most distinctive painters of Texas, and to share his work so that it may endure and live forth.

Show Opening

Thursday, February 6th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (by invitation only)
Open to the public starting on Friday, Feb 7th, 10:00am-8:00pm, during First Friday Art Walk.

The show will continue during regular hours from Saturday, February 8th – Wednesday, March 26th.

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