"The Way We Were"

Satellite Space exhibit takes nostalgic look at art

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(July 6, 2006)--The UTSA Satellite Space and the Department of Art and Art History present a painting and installation exhibit, "The Way We Were: Nostalgia in Contemporary Art," from July 6 to July 23 at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is 6-9 p.m., Thursday, July 6. The exhibit will be open noon-9 p.m, July 7, as part of First Friday, the monthly art gallery open house in San Antonio's King William district.

"The Way We Were: Nostalgia in Contemporary Art," curated by Catherine Walworth, features new works by Bill Davenport (Houston), Mark Schatz (Houston), Rainey (San Antonio), and Gary Sweeney (San Antonio).

According to Walworth, the exhibition summons up nostalgia about a lost time, place and state of being. "Through painting and installation, it confronts the paradox of using past, even passé, references in contemporary art," she said.

"Today's art tries to outrun its own time-worn shadow in search of 'the new.' These artists deftly use nostalgic elements to their own best advantage, recreating humorous and poignant aspects of human history."

The UTSA Satellite Space is in Blue Star Suite 115 at South Alamo and Probandt streets. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday, or by appointment. Exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jasmyne Graybill, gallery director, at (210) 212-7146.

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