Texas has been well known for its representational and figurative art—think Julian Onderdonk bluebonnets—since at least the nineteenth century. But by the mid-twentieth, parallel with innovations outside the region, several artists began a rigorous exploration of abstraction and non-objectivity—and it was women artists who were at the forefront. San Antonio Museum of Art will represent these artists in their latest exhibit, Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art. Check it out this Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The first major survey to focus on Texas women working primarily in the mode of abstraction, Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art will include approximately sixty-five works in painting, sculpture, installation, and works on paper by fifteen artists from different generations—among them Dorothy Antoinette “Toni" LaSelle (1901-2002), Dorothy Hood (1919-2000), Susie Rosmarin (born 1950), Terrell James (born 1955), Margo Sawyer (born 1958), Sara Cardona (born 1971, Mexico City), and Liz Trosper (born 1983).
"No matter the media, materials, or processes each artist uses, she brings inventiveness, risk-taking, and experimentation to her practice," said Suzanne Weaver, The Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and curator of the exhibition. “Over the careers of many decades, each has challenged approaches to abstraction—organic and gestural or inorganic and geometric—to make work that is continually fresh."
Many of the artists in Texas Women have enriching relationships as teachers, mentors, and close friends. For example, James was a student of Hood's at the Museum School associated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. “This committed group of women artists has created a rich environment in which all artists can feel free to experiment, innovate, and thrive," said Weaver. "In turn, they've helped ensure that Texas is one of the most important artistic centers in the country."
Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art will be available for viewing at the San Antonio Museum of Art until May 3, 2020. Admission prices will vary, and tickets may be purchased at the door. For additional information, please call 210-978-8100.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Waterford Park Apartments in Converse, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Friday, February 7, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215