August 20, 2015

21 Paintings From 'Getting the Big Picture: Mel Casas and the Politics of the 1960s and 1970s' At Galería Guadalupe

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. Getting the Big Picture: Mel Casas and the Politics of the 1960s and 1970s Free, Noon-5pm Tue-Fri, noon-4 pm Sat, Galería Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos St., (210) 271-31a51, guadalupeculturalarts.org Through October 24
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape 41"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 41"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 43"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 43"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 47"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 47"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 49"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 49"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 56"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 56"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 58"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 58"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 60"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 60"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 63"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 63"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 64"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 64"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 65'
Mel Casas, "Humanscape 65'