April 1, 2017 – April 30, 2017 all-day
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I & II Santikos Building
300 Augusta St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Roberta "Nina" Hassele


Through – Apr 30, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries I & II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Each March serves as a celebration of contemporary art in San Antonio and, as a part of this celebration, the Contemporary Art Month organization (CAM) invites an established curator from outside of San Antonio each year to give a fresh perspective on the local art scene through copious studio visits and a resulting curated exhibition. This year, the Southwest School of Art is pleased to partner with CAM to present: 2017 CAM Perennial: Reflections on Landscape and Memory, curated by Chris Ingalls (Miami).

Selected artists for the Perennial Exhibition are:

David Alcantar

Julia Barbosa Landois

Esteban Delgado

Ana Fernandez

Sarah Fox

Nicole Geary

Joe Harjo

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Karen Mahaffy

Michele Monseau

Kallie Pfeiffer

Ryan Takaba

Alejandro Augustine Padilla

Saint Lorraine

Guillermina Zabala

“Reflections on Landscape and Memory” is an exhibition, curated by Chris Ingalls, for which the artwork was selected based upon the following abstract ideas, as expressed by Simon Schama, Ken Taylor and Margaret Drabble:

“Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.” Simon Schama

“We see and make landscapes as a result of our shared system of beliefs and ideologies. In this way landscape is a cultural construct, a mirror of our memories and myths encoded with meanings which can be read and interpreted.” Ken Taylor

“One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging and a common denominator in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Landscape therefore is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing: we see it with our eye but interpret it with our mind and ascribe values to landscape for intangible – spiritual – reasons.” Ken Taylor

“The past lives on in art and memory, but it is not static: it shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backwards. The landscape also changes, but far more slowly; it is a living link between what we were and what we have become. This is one of the reasons why we feel such a profound and apparently disproportionate anguish when a loved landscape is altered out of recognition; we lose not only a place, but ourselves, a continuity between the shifting phases of our life” Margaret Drabble

Shown: Ana Fernandez, Funnel Cakes, 2016, gouache on paper, 9 X 12 inches