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UTSA hosts 'New Art/Arte Nuevo' exhibit with works from 52 Texas artists

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Views of two works in the exhibition:
Top: "Bubble" by Jiawei Gong, digital video, RT 4:16, 2012
Bottom: "Alas" (Wings) by Abel Ortiz-Acosta. Oil on wood with metal sign, 2013

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(June 3, 2014) -- UTSA will present "New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2014," a juried exhibition that presents the work of 52 artists who live, work or have roots in South and West Texas. The exhibition runs June 4-25 at the UTSA Art Gallery on the Main Campus.

The artworks represent an array of aesthetic interests and themes ranging from representational imagery to abstract design and from cultural criticism to sublime expression across the range of traditional and new media.

>> An opening reception will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 4 in the UTSA Art Gallery on the Main Campus.

This year's juror is multimedia artist Catherine Lee, well known for large abstract installations, sculptures and paintings. Her works are included in major collections around the world. Lee made selections from 300 works of art that were submitted by nearly 100 artists. "New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2014" is the fourth installment of this biennial project.

>> View the catalog for "New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2014."

The artists represented in the exhibition are Miguel A. Aragón, JoLea Arcidiacono, Ricky Armendariz, R. Michael Berrier, Kim Bishop, Roberta Buckles, Courtney Chavanell, Rodolfo Choperena, Kris A. Cummings, Joan Fabian, Emily Fleisher, Carolina G. Flores, Jessica Fuquay, Carlos G. Gómez, Jiawei Gong, Jason Eric Gonzales, Larry Graeber, Brittany Ham, Mark Hansen, Gloria Sanchez Hart, Eric Hartley, Chad Hines, Tom Hollenback, Soomin Jung, Laura Latimer, Melissa Latimer, Jayne Lawrence, Jesse Magee, Michael Mehl, Michele Monseau, Ray Morales, Mari Omori, Abel Ortiz-Acosta, Lee Michael Peterson, Kallie Pfeiffer, Terry Gay Puckett, Christopher Rabb, Rolando Reyna, Antonia Evelyn Richardson, Eric Rodriguez, Brian Row, Judy Row, Willie Sanchez, Ansen Seale, Tirso Sigg, Curt Slangal, Andrew Leo Stansbury, Sebastian Stoddart, Gary Sweeney, Doerte Weber, Nancy Wood and Grace Zuniga.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992.

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Summer gallery hours are 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and by appointment. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. The UTSA Art Gallery is in the Arts Building on the UTSA Main Campus.

For more information, contact Laura Crist at 210-458-4391.

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