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Oil paintings on canvas by Anabel Toribio: "Real Beige #9" (left)
and "Mr. Hongos"

UTSA Satellite Space hosts 'Sweet Remedy' exhibit

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Dec. 6, 2007)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will host the UTSA Satellite Space exhibit, "Sweet Remedy: Narratives in Oil," featuring works by Anabel Toribio. Free and open to the public, the exhibit runs through Dec. 16.

  • An opening reception is 6-10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6. Exhibit hours for First Friday, the monthly Southtown gallery open house, are 6-10 p.m., Dec. 7.

According to exhibit curator Connie Swann, Toribio's oils on canvas depict the human figure and a variety of medicine cabinets containing personal bath and beauty products. The work shows the daily routine of physical maintenance and questions what individuals do to their bodies to remedy the aging process -- the recourse that the body cannot deliver on its own.

The medicine cabinet becomes a psychological space where inanimate objects are representative of the characteristic, idiosyncratic behaviors of Toribio's human subjects and their emotional states.

The UTSA Satellite Space is in Blue Star Arts Complex Suite 115 at S. Alamo and Probandt streets. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday, or by appointment.

For more information or an appointment, call Connie Swann at (210) 210-458-4391 or (210) 212-7146.

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