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22 Unforgettable Moments from Southtown Gallery Unit B 

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Artist-run gallery Unit B, a Chicago transplant that quickly became a fixture in Southtown, announced late last year that it would “close its door indefinitely to ponder the future of the gallery and life in general.” Last weekend, the gallery celebrated with a closing reception. We asked director Kimberly Aubuchon to share some of her favorite moments from the gallery’s 12-year run.
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Artist Chuck Ramirez chillin’ at the Unit B CAM Pool Party as part of the Show-Off’s exhibition that featured work by artists that run artist-run spaces, July 2006.
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Candace Briceno-Connolly from the exhibition 'Yanaguana: Polvo Est. 1996,' curated by Miguel Cortez of Polvo Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 2006.
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Austin artist, Erich Michaud performing during the opening of 'Once Upon…Happily After' curated by John Mata, November 2006.
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Artist Gary Sweeney and Unit B Director Kimberly Aubuchon shake after the ground breaking of 'The Summit at Stone Dominion Oak at Cibolo Culebra Crest' in the Unit B yard, April 2007.
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New York short-lived punk rock art band, The Final Run-Ins, made up of NYC artists Nathan Carter, Matthew Ronay, and Ben played a kick ass 21 minute set at Unit B, July 2007.
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Maude made several visits to Unit B. This was one for the International Pancake Film Festival held bi-annually in the Unit B yard, May 2008.
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Installation view of Michael Genovese’s work from the 2-person exhibition, 'Sign Language,' July 2008
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Installation view of work by Dallas-based Stephen Lapthisophon and the late-great Chicago-based, Matt Hanner from their exhibition 'Six Years Later,' May 2009
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Artlies had an issue release party in the yard, rallying around the work of San Antonio sweetheart Gary Sweeney, July 2009.
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Chris Wildrick filled the living room space of Unit B with work that was meant to be viewed or perceived from a dog or cat’s point-of-view. From the exhibition 'Animalities,' January 2010.
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'Texas Steers' made in San Antonio by New York-based artist Emily Landon—these fellas remained in the yard for nearly two years, January 2010.
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Installation view of Ben Aqua and Faith Gay’s work in the exhibition 'Make-Up' curated by Austin’s 'Okay Mountain,' March 2010.
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The wheels on this bus not only go round, but they power a mobile video jam. 'Circulatory System' from Austin drove the bus to San Antonio and we viewed videos from over 10 Texas based video artists…in the rain, March 2010.
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Three San Antonio artist BFF’s—Joey Fauerso, Leslee Fraser, and Gyan Shoshbree—put together a collaborative exhibition that included a very memorable video of Fauerso making out with puppets, May 2010.
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Emily Morrison from Trouser Gallery in New Orleans filled the gallery with her 'Zine Library,' a collection of over 60 zine’s from all over the United States, January 2011.
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San Antonio-based collective Mas Rudas’ installation view of 'Mas Triste,' November 2011
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Curator Richard Teitz and artists Larry Graeber and Jessica Ramirez at the opening of 'Convergences,' January 2012.
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Gary Sweeney and Houston-based Art Guys collaborated and won a CAMMY for their CAM exhibition 'The State of Texas v. Gary Sweeney v. The Art Guys,' March 2012.
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Installation view of Ethel Shipton’s 'Moments,' January 2013
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Houston-based artist Emily Sloan adorned the gallery façade with lampshades in the CAMx (Houston) exhibition 'Triple Treat' curated by Gus Kopriva of Redbud Gallery, and another CAMMY award was born, March 2013.
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Katie Pell brought her charm, and charm bracelet to Unit B in her solo exhibition 'Charming are Your Unformed Wishes,' September 2013.
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Jonathan Armistead adorned the yard with some XL tees for Unit B's final group show 'Re-enchant the Moment' curated by Houston's Mark Harold Ponder, November 2013.
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Unit B Gallery
Artist-run gallery Unit B, a Chicago transplant that quickly became a fixture in Southtown, announced late last year that it would “close its door indefinitely to ponder the future of the gallery and life in general.” Last weekend, the gallery celebrated with a closing reception. We asked director Kimberly Aubuchon to share some of her favorite moments from the gallery’s 12-year run.

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