Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A Trio of Artists Paint Their Life Stories at San Antonio's Clamp Light Gallery This Month

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 9:47 AM

click to enlarge SARA VANDERBEEK
  • Sara Vanderbeek
A picture is worth a thousand words, but can it really tell a story?

In a new group exhibition, three artists — Sara Vanderbeek, ChaeWon Moon and Hollie Brown — will try to do just that, taking viewers through their lives and experiences with the power of their paintings.

Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery will open “Ways to Tell” on Friday, July 10. The exhibition will "explore narrative in a painting practice through a survey of different genres of painting ranging from still life painting, portraiture, instructional diagrammatic drawing and digitally inspired methods of image making," the gallery said in a press release.

Sara Vanderbeek is best known for her vibrant portraits, which give small glimpses into her life and thoughts about politics. She lives in Austin but her work has been featured across Texas, including at the McNay Art Museum, Art Palace and The Contemporary.

click to enlarge CHAEWON MOON
  • ChaeWon Moon
Brooklyn-based ChaeWon Moon's display uses manual-like paintings to create non-functional instructions. Her art is meant to highlight a failure in following orders to show what it feels like to be a misfit and nonconformist.

click to enlarge HOLLIE BROWN
  • Hollie Brown
Hollie Brown lives in Lockhart and teaches 2D Design and Basic Drawing at Texas State University in San Marcos. In her mixed media pieces, she creates assemblages of modern life.

Like past Clamp Light exhibitions, “Ways to Tell” is free to the public, but in an effort to limit occupancy, viewing appointments must be scheduled by emailing or by messaging the gallery on social media. At the door, gallery staff will take visitors' temperatures and ensure they are wearing masks before coming inside.

Free, by appointment only July 10-August 8, Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery, 1704 Blanco Road,,

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 8, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation