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Open Studio Tour 2013 is about to begin!!

The CAM open Studio Tour is Sunday Mar. 24, 2013.  12p.-4p.

Tours are FREE and Self-Guided. You can print out a map by clicking on the image below, or check out the listing of participating studios and a corresponding map here.

You may also view a map of studios here:https://maps.google.com/ maps/ ms?msid=2046506185458285435 11.0004d7a6befe41b38238e&msa=0

also...Please plan to attend the Open Studio Tour After Party! 4p-8p at 

Zollie Glass Studio. 1428 South Presa Street

 

Another official CAM event sponsored by Blue Moon Beer

with gourmet hot dogs by Rocker Dogz

and treats by Bakery Lorraine.

Music by DJ G. Pablo/Deep Jazzy House music

Key Events for CAM 2013

Contemporary Art Month kicks off with the CAM Kick-off Party, but there are other CAM events throughtout the month.

  • March 15, 2013 - CAM Perennial at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
  • March 16, 2013 - CAMxHouston at Unit B Gallery
  • March 24, 2013 - CAM Open Studio Tours
  • March 29, 2013 - CAM Closing Party at CHRISpark

 

For updated news and events, visit our News page, our Calendar page, and our Facebook Page.

CAMx (Houston): Triple Treat

CAM has launched a brand new initiative called CAMx, an annual exhibition-as-exchange between San Antonio and a rotating "sister city."  Through this initiative, CAM seeks to raise the profile of individual artists and artist-run spaces in San Antonio, and garner interest in our community abroad by initiating critical dialogue with art luminaries nationwide and beyond!

Houston has been chosen as our inaugural partner city.  San Antonio artists will exhibit their work at Redbud Gallery in Houston in July, and Houston artists will exhibit here at Unit B Gallery in March.  

CAMx (Houston) at Unit B Gallery:

"Triple Treat"

featuring artists:

Ariane Roesch

Emily Sloan

Kaneem Smith

Houston based multi media artists Arianne Roesch, Emily Sloan, and Kaneem Smith have been chosen to exhibit in “Triple Treat” at Unit B Gallery, which opens  March 16th 6:30-10pm, and runs through May 4, 2013.  The show is curated by Gus Kopriva as a part of an exchange exhibition between Unit B San Antonio and Houston’s Redbud Gallery.   

Click here to see the official venue and exhbition listing.

The exchange will be complete when Unit B curated artists will be exhibited at Redbud Gallery Sat July, 6-28, 2013. We will update you with more details as they come.

"bite like a kitty": CAM Perennial Exhibition, curated by Bill Arning

 

We are pleased to announce Bill Arning as Curator of the 2013 CAM Perennial. Renowned for his discerning eye and edgy curatorial style, Arning, formerly the Director of White Columns (NYC, NY) and Curator at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA) is currently Executive Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The CAM Perennial will take place at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Friday March 15, 6-9 pm.

Arning's curatorial statement:

 

 bite like a kitty: Joey Fauerso, Julia Barbosa Landois, Saintlorraine, Sarah Sudhoff

 “bite like a kitty” was a post-punk rock band I loved long ago, and the phrase that served as the band’s oddball moniker returned to my consciousness while visiting eighteen artists’ studios ` in San Antonio over two days in early January 2013. There was a notable pervasive sensibility that was biting but sweet, a place between anger and humor, sorrow and joy.  I would be foolish to try to construct an overarching San Antonio zeitgeist from my small sample, but the four artists I have invited to present their work at the Guadalupe Arts Center in March of 2013 as my section of the Perennial exhibitions all seem dedicated to amusing us as they simultaneously give us some nettlesome material to chew on.

 Joey Fauerso constructs magical tableaux in paintings and animated videos in which men are encouraged to display themselves in ways that are both hyper-sexualized and innocent, just as in classic coquetry. The result is a wacky blending of gender roles that creates new categories of sexuality that make binary distinctions like gay/straight or male/female seem hopelessly retardataire.

 Julia Barbosa Landois reframes the hyper-romantic language of an anti-love song of betrayal to transform it into an indictment of religiously supported sexism, describing, what the artist terms her “break up from Jesus.”  The melody creates one irresistible reality as her textual revisions refuse the romantic readings.

 Sarah Sudhoff will be showing her series “Wired,” color photographs of devices still in use at the legendary Kinsey Institute to study sexual behavior and human sexual response. These devices, looking oddly handmade,  are shown with their names as titles, such ad “Mercury-in-rubber penile strain gauge,” or “Vaginal Photoplethysmograph I” the words clinical distance unable to hide the fact that as a culture our ability to discuss sexuality in clear language is still severely handicapped.

 Saintlorriane, an ongoing collaboration between visual artist Kristy Perez and choreographer Britt Lorraine whose work often occurs at the place where bodies and objects collide will use theatrical curtains to bisect the space with the performer similarly bisected. This quixotic piece conjures the impossibility ever fully knowing any artwork, and by extension any other human being. The reality that we construct an illusion of wholeness in our minds based on an incomplete inventory of fragments = is vividly instantiated when dance and sculpture are brought together.

 “bite like a kitty” is far from a coherently thematic exhibition, and more tight connections may only make themselves apparent when the works are installed.  Its bubbling provocations share nothing but an overarching sensibility that seems appropriate for our times, and promises to deliver some troubling fun as well. 

Exhibition:   Friday,  March 15, 2013,  6:00 pm-9:00 pm , through June, 1, 2013.

GCAC Art Gallery:  723 S. Brazos St. San Antonio, TX.

Gallery Hours:  Tue-Sat 12-5 p.m.

 

 

Presenting Miss CAM Antonio 2013! (Trumpets!!!)

Congratulations to Miranda Joon Fermin, Miss CAM Antonio, 2013.  Look for her at Contemporary Art Month events and say hello.  You will be glad you did.

Miss CAM Antonio 2013

And if you missed it...Here's a glimpse of the Coronation Performance with Artist Matt Kubo.

Matt and Miranda 2013