TEXAS DRAWS IV Opening Reception

February 11, 2016 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Southwest School of Art
1201 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Shannon Gowen

The Southwest School of Art’s biannual exhibition series, Texas Draws, opening February 11, features artists from around the state who extend the traditional definition of drawing and apply both traditional and non-traditional approaches to this time-honored discipline. The fourth in the series, Texas Draws IV takes the larger idea of drawing and explores it via several areas of consideration: materiality/medium; scale; documentation/environment; abstraction; and dimensional form. Through the range of ideas represented in the exhibition, it is clear to see that Texas artists working within the scope of drawing as a final means of expression are deep within the conversation of line and mark making in contemporary art.

The artists who have been invited to participate in Texas Draws IV are:

Fernando Andrade (San Antonio), Michael Bise (Houston), Kent Dorn (Houston), Adrian Esparza (El Paso), Mack Gingles (Waco), Hollis Hammonds (Austin), Timothy Harding (Fort Worth), Martha Hughes (Marfa), Robert Jackson Harrington (Austin), Soomin Jung (San Antonio), Kathleen McShane (Fayetteville), Benjamin McVey (San Antonio), Lee Michael Peterson (San Antonio), Rusty Scruby (Dallas), Randy Twaddle (Houston), Terri Thornton (Fort Worth), David Willburn (Dallas), Hsiu Ching Yu (Commerce).