From left: Details of "Aeon Kid" by Suguru Hiraide, "Ecclesiastes" by Anna Jaquez and
"Oh, What a Relief?" by Nathan Dube
Satellite Space hosts 'Play and Re-Play' through July 22
By Jasmyne Graybill
Graduate Assistant, UTSA Satellite Space
(July 5, 2007)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History presents through July 22 at the UTSA Satellite Space the metal sculpture exhibit "Play and Re-Play" with works by Nathan Dube, Suguru Hiraide and Anna Jaquez. Free and open to the public, the exhibit is curated by Scott Sherer, UTSA assistant professor of art and art history and gallery director.
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"Play and Re-Play" examines themes from childhood and adolescence that continue to play a significant influence in adult lives. In intricate sculptures that make use of the detailed techniques of metalsmithing, the artists demonstrate how personal or shared experiences linger in our psyches.
Nathan Dube, now of Carbondale, Ill., recalls and repositions experiences of growing up in Texas suburbs. Anna Jaquez of El Paso, Texas, explores the cultural and gender politics of El Paso and the border region. Suguru Hiraide of Wichita Falls, Texas, engages with themes of Japanese youth culture after years of living and working in the United States.
In silver, aluminum and painted metal, the exhibit presents viewers with a range of scenes and objects including a child's bedroom, a lunchbox, a bicycle wheel, a spit-wad shooter and a range of experiences from the intimacy of miniaturized environments and hand-held objects to the reverie of small toys expanded into fantastic proportion.
The UTSA Satellite Space is in Blue Star Arts Complex Suite 115 at S. Alamo and Probandt streets, south of downtown San Antonio. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday or by appointment. As part of First Friday, Southtown's monthly gallery open house, hours are 6-9 p.m., Friday, July 6. The gallery will be closed July 7-8.
For more information or to arrange a private showing, contact Jasmyne Graybill at (210) 212-7146 or the Department of Art and Art History at (210) 458-4391.