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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

10 Easy Ways to Add Some Art to Your Week

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 7:45 PM

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click to enlarge HUMBERTO SAENZ
  • Humberto Saenz

Beyond offering early exposure to the steady stream of students emerging from UTSA’s department of art and art history, the university’s offsite Terminal 136 occasionally showcases the work of faculty members — some of whom are nationally (and even internationally) recognized artists. Kicking off its 2017 programming on a promising note, the Blue Star outpost’s two-man show “Locations” pairs assistant professors Buster Graybill and Humberto Saenz. Employing sculpture, installation, video and photography as “an all-terrain vehicle to traverse the rural landscape and reconnect with often-overlooked places,” Graybill made a splash back in 2010
with his Artpace exhibition “Tush Hog” (which involved sculptural hog feeders that were released on a ranch and monitored with infrared cameras) and recently took over Sala Diaz with a solo show exploring “the conceptual potential of objects and materials often tucked away in garages, found on the shelves of sporting goods stores or loaded on the bed of a truck for a weekend vacation.” A widely exhibited artist specializing in printmaking, Saenz creates work designed to “empower the viewer with knowledge about immigration issues which have affected and segregated Mexican immigrant communities.” Often addressing contemporary immigrant issues, the objectification
of minorities and the appropriation of mythological stories, his prints have depicted reimagined pre-Columbian themes and scenes, along with the “piñatafication” of familiar figures. Free, 6-9pm Thu-Fri, Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, (210) 458-4391,
click to enlarge BUSTER GRAYBILL
  • Buster Graybill

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