August 20, 2015

30 Paintings From 'Mel Casas: The Southwestern Clichés, 1982-1989' At A&M Arts Center

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. Mel Casas: The Southwestern Clichés, 1982-1989 Free, 10 am-5pm Tue-Sun, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, Educational & Cultural Arts Center, 101 S. Santa Rosa Ave., (210) 784-1105, tamusa-ecac.com Through September 27
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape114"
Mel Casas, "Humanscape114"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape117"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape118"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape119"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape120"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape121"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape123"
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Mel Casas, "Humanscape125"