Windows into Alternate Worlds Photographers and exhibits that use photography to alter, escape, and re-invigorate reality.
Tomas Casademunt: “Umbrales” In this visually thrilling show from Mexico City-based photo artist Tomas Casademunt, one individual’s subconscious is laid bare in an attempt at universality, a lunge toward the collective unconscious if you will. The artist explains that for him “the most relevant threshold opens when we close our eyes and look into the unfathomable well of our being and get a glimpse of our inner light.” On view 9am-6pm Mon-Thu, 9am-2:30pm Fri through Oct. 13, UNAM San Antonio, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, Building 333, (210) 222-8626, unamsa.edu.
“This, That, and the Other” Promising a worthwhile excursion beyond city limits, Boerne’s “This, That, and the Other” features work by resident artists Angie Carney and Elizabeth Castle, as well as visiting artist Jeanne Shepherd Harford. As the title suggests, the eclectic group show highlights an array of styles that fall mostly within the realm of abstraction. Opening reception 4-8pm Sat, Sep. 9, on view 10am-5pm Wed-Sun through Sep. 30, Carriage House Gallery of Artists, 110 Rosewood Ave., Boerne, (830) 248-1184, carriagehousegalleryofartists.com.
Freddy Camargo: “Desmontar" With “Desmontar,” San Antonio-based multimedia photo artist Freddy Camargo challenges himself to deconstruct that which he may not readily understand. As with all forms of analysis that require disassembly, Camargo’s process yields a provocative dissociation, but also new insights into both subject and artist. Opening reception 5:30-7:30pm Wed, Sep. 6, on view noon-5pm Tue-Sat through Sep. 30, AnArte Gallery, 7959 Broadway St., Suite 404, (210) 482-0230, anartegallery09.com.
Rodolfo Choperena: “A Few of My Favorite Things” Hailing from Mexico City, but long based in the Alamo City, Rodolfo Choperena is a fine art photographer with a knack for experimenting with printing processes. Much of his work craftily employs lapsed time to create original abstractions in the form of waves, columns and striations. As such, Choperena gives visual representation to time as the prime agent of change in various forms — including creation and destruction. Opening reception 5-7pm Sat, Oct. 7, on view by appointment through Dec. 13, Musical Bridges Around the World Gallery, 23705 I-10 W., Suite 101, (210) 464-1534, musicalbridges.org.