August 20, 2015

10 Paintings From 'Sex and Cinema with Mel Casas, 1965-1968' At FL!GHT Gallery

Freelance curator Ruben Cordova is staging a spectacular multi-exhibit tribute to the late Mel Casas, one of San Antonio's most influential artists. The trio of exhibits trace almost the entire progression of Mel Casas' 150 Humanscape paintings from 1965 to 1989. Casas' creamy, candy-colored paintings spoofing Southwestern stereotypes are easy to enjoy and still provide a fresh look at shibboleths such as Southwestern desert landscapes, Georgia O'Keeffe-style still-life paintings and, to quote Jon Stewart, political/cultural "bullshit." Read a profile of the Mel Casas exhibits from our issue. "Sex and Cinema with Mel Casas, 1965-1968" Free, By appointment, FL!GHT Gallery,134 Blue Star, (210) 872-2586, facebook.com/flightsa Through September 12
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape 50"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 50"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 2"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 2"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape b"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape b"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape a"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape a"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 36"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 36"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 33"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 33"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 33"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 33"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 25"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 25"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 23"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 23"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 15'
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 15'