San Antonio Contemporary Art Gallery


February 2014

Opening Reception:Feb 14, 2014 6 pm – 10:00 pm

326 W Josephine San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 827-7652

Cindy Palmer

Cindy Palmer works predominately in the style of Abstract Expressionism. A movement that came to be in the 1940’s and was the first American originating movement in artistic style to have international impact. The movements namesake comes from its emphasis on the style of German Expressionists that focused more on evoking mood or ideas and the figure less European Abstraction appearance.

Palmer draws influence from artists like Robert Motherwell, with her balance of gestural brushwork and controlled linearity. Her use of mediums such as tar, candy wrappers, and sand that extend beyond the painting are used in an almost collage like aspect ,while still keeping them divorced from the their original connotations and is reminiscent of the work of Jasper Johns; another of her influences. While she finds the need to recreate the past through the use of the aforementioned mixed media and show as she put it “a chronology of human life and the passage of time”, her treatment of color draws from her inspiration by the artist Mark Rothko and is used as a vessel for containing all the prior mentioned other choices in material and style.

Transfer of a bottlenose dolphin to a captive facility fro the cove“From the Cove to Captivity”

From the Cove to Captivity is a traveling exhibit centered around 25 stark and graphic images photographed by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s international volunteer Cove Guardians during Operation Infinite Patience.

Established in September 2010, Operation Infinite Patience maintains a permanent presence to monitor and report on the cruel drive hunt, captive trade, and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, which was made famous by the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove (2009).

From The Cove to Captivity is Sea Shepherd’s memorial to the many thousands of dolphins who have been brutally slaughtered in the Cove, and a tribute to the thousands who have been stolen from their families and sold into abbreviated lives in captivity.  Every ticket purchased to a captive facility supports this ongoing travesty.

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Lacey Bibiana Mills

Lacey Bibiana Mills is a multimedia artist from El Paso, Texas. Mills revisits and reinterprets themes of violence, sexuality, memory and the female form through the use of sculpture, printmaking, and painting. Her current work focuses on surrealism and aims at creating small worlds that engulf the viewer. Gestural mark making, raw materials, and repetition are the core elements for her installations. She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Texas at El Paso and her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Living and creating in 2012/2013 in Rome, Italy has been the most recent and most impactful of influences on her work. She has shown in Oacaca Mexico, Philadelphia, PA, Europe and throughout Texas.

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Jose Cardenas


photo 3The SPUTNIK jazz project is Eddy Vasquez (Saxaphone) Aaron Walker, Chuck Glave (drums) Marco Escobedo (guitar) Justin Carney (bass)

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