Art Gallery Blog

April 14, 2017

FinetunerZ | Personal Impression: Victor Prieto and his Trio at Blue Star Contemporary

by James Dykman, photography by Natalia Sun Socializing with incredible people. Immersing yourself in phenomenal music. Binding together the threads of local and international relations. No better things in life and it is thanks to the FineTunerz for such an opportunity. Before I talk more about the event, it’s important to start with the space. Blue Star Contemporary Arts, the first and longest-running venue for contemporary art in San Antonio, is housed at the epicenter of San Antonio’s Southtown art district. A place where culture thrives and energy electrifies, the gallery provides a space inside the maelstrom of sensation in […]
April 14, 2017

From Moussor to Tignon: The Evolution of the Head-tie

Photographs by Juliana Kasumu From Moussor to Tignon is a collection of works completed by Juliana Kasumu during her summer residency with the Olaju Art Group in New Orleans, LA. Through this photo-essay, she explores the evolution of the headwrap worn by women of color as a means for cultural reclamation during the 18th century. Kasumu’s focus is the cultural exchange between Creoles in Louisiana and signares in Senegal, who wore this style as a form of social protest against oppressive tactics from colonial powers. The headwrap has since become notorious for symbolizing a variety of movements related to African-American culture with […]
April 14, 2017

Artist Louis Vega Treviño, photo dossier

A question for the Artist: If you only had three words to describe your work at this moment in time, what would they be? transcendent, infinite, spectral all images © Julya Jara ‘Trapezoid Series – Musical’, oil on canvas, 2016, 48″ X 103″ ‘Target Series’, oil on canvas, 2015, 67″ X 67″ ‘Steaming Leaves’, oil on canvas, 2015, 59″ X 68″ ‘Northern Lights’ exhibit by Louis Vega Treviño is on view at MBAW Gallery through August 12. Opening Reception and more info
April 14, 2017

A conversation with David S. Rubin

by Julya Jara, photo ©Josh Huskin David S. Rubin is an independent curator, writer, and artist. He has been active in contemporary art for 40 years and has held curatorial posts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; MOCA Cleveland; Phoenix Art Museum; and the San Antonio Museum of Art. On the eve of our upcoming exhibit that features the work of San Antonio based contemporary artist Louis Vega Treviño, David kindly agreed to answer a few of our questions. What is the role of visual arts in building a world-class, cosmopolitan city? In addition to attracting tourists, visual art, […]
April 14, 2017

Corral, MOSAS and FineTunerz – a perfect cocktail of art and music

A question for the artist: If you only had 3 words to describe your work at this moment in time, what would they be? artist’s portrait: Adriana Corral. Image ©Julya Jara “My installations, performances, and sculptures embody universal themes of loss, injustice, concealment, and memory. The title of the installation, Sous Rature ‘Under Erasure’  (Artpace) signifies the absence of presence and the presence of absence.” (A. Corral) Adriana Corral and her installation Sous Rature ‘Under Erasure’. Image ©Julya Jara Adriana, being the inquisitive author that she is, continued her artistic search after the installation has been officially introduced to the public. When she shared some […]