San Antonio Contemporary Art Gallery

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

JAMES GONZALES, ALEXANDRA NELIPA, RAY PALMER, ELENA SMIIAN

Eye Of The Beholder

Curated by Alexandra Nelipa
High Wire Arts
326 West Josephine Street, San Antonio, TX 78212

 

James Gonzales – Having lived in San Antonio’s West Side for the majority of his life, James developed a sense for the arts at the young age of 8, when he received his first acoustic guitar, and received his first camera a year later. James began to take notice of street photography three years ago while walking downtown with street photographers Kimberly Hopkins and Jill Rapley, and he was drawn to the energy that the streets provided. Fueled by this energy, James is devoted to presenting life as it occurs, as candidly as he can in his images. Recently interviewed by Robert Ouimet on the podcast Ouimet Presents, James describes his love and passion for street photography in a 17 minute interview.

Ray Palmer – In my series Dylan On The Town I have photographed my autistic son all around San Antonio. Many of the shots show him strangely apart from his surroundings. Eyes closed, awkward body silhouette, an inward sense. Out of thousands of pics I have selected the ones where he seems into his body and the environment. Since he is minimally verbal, I would love to know his thoughts at the time and what he was truly engaging in.

Alexandra Nelipa – There is always a story between light and shadow; it could be simple and clear or hidden and mysterious.

Elena Smiian – Born in Simferopol, Crimea, she now lives in San Antonio. For Elena, water is pure art. Clean or muddy, sunny or dark, blue or green, mixed with stones or trees, leaves or concrete, trash or just reflections, water always looks spectacular and powerful. It is not only a source of life but also a source of endless inspiration.

Free and open to the public

Fotoseptiembre USA 2019

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