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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ed Saavedra Opening at Fl¡ght TONIGHT!!!!

Posted on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT!

(That's Ed on the right)

This should be fun, I think. Scroll down for info on tonight's St. Paddy's opening/party.

"FL!GHT gallery proudly presents Ed Saavedra in "All By Myself." This one-person exhibition features work produced within the last twelve months at Saavedra's Lone Star Boulevard studio: paintings in the main gallery, and sculpture/assemblage/collage on one wall of the salon-style gallery he co-curates with founding director Justin Parr.

Absent a neatly-packaged shtick, Saavedra avoids easy categorization by simultaneously experimenting on multiple projects and series. His art offers mere static glimpses - only the ends, artifacts, fossils - from a daily process concerned with purpose and progress rather than yesterday's finished product.

Figurative painting (more realized, self-conscious, acrylic-on-canvas versions of the marker portraits Saavedra rendered as a toddler) remains the artist's primary compulsion, but assemblage and performance silliness provide trusty, diversionary outlets for spontaneous creative bursts.

"His wild style incorporates mixed media, collaborative work and found objects. For instance, a pencil found at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California became a pivotal piece of his work 'Marker's Remorse #2.' And his singular sense of humor is apparent in the titles he chooses, such as his fertility goddess-esque creation: 'Our Lady of the Perpetual Taco-Money Hustle.'" --Jennifer Lloyd (210 SA)

Saavedra's work has been enjoyed at Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center, Institute of Texan Cultures, L.A. Art Fest, Rhose Amarillo, StoneMetal Press, Galeria Ortiz Contemporary, and the late Cinematexas Short Film & Video Festival."

"Ed Saavedra: All By Myself 2008-09"

FL!GHT

1906 South Flores

(the heart of the burgeoning South Flores Arts District)

San Antonio, TX 78204

(210) 872-2586

www.turnitoff.tv AND www.southflores.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 2009 opening with the artist.

6-11pm (FREE) reception with special musical guests (presented by Portland, Oregon music and art label Hometapes in an exclusive-to-San-Antonio pre-SXSW engagement):

For information about the bands, visit:

http://www.slaraffenland.net/

http://www.myspace.com/megafaun

www.home-tapes.com

For info about Silace Amaro and Media Decompression Berlin click on:

http://www.mdcberlin.org/

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