A Thematic Breakdown of this Year's Fotoseptiembre Photographers and Exhibitions

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click to enlarge LAURA WILSON: “THAT DAY – PICTURES IN THE AMERICAN WEST”
Laura Wilson: “That Day – Pictures in the American West”

Culture & Identity Photographers and exhibits that focus in various ways on strains of personal and/or cultural identity.

Laura Wilson: “That Day – Pictures in the American West” This exhibit by author and photographer Laura Wilson, who has dedicated much of her life’s work to the West (especially Texas), tells visual (and written) “stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the nation’s most dynamic and unyielding land.” As a supplement to the exhibit, check out Wilson’s talk as a part of the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Voices of The West Distinguished Lecture Series on 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19. $8-$10, on view 10am-9pm Tue, 10am-5pm Wed-Sun Sep. 15-Dec. 10, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., (210) 299-4499, briscoemuseum.org.


“Worlds Apart/Together” Comprised of work by local artists Chris Castillo, Mari Hernandez and Stephanie Torres, as well as Kentucky-based Rachael Banks, this group show curated by Julie Ledet focuses on “photography as a means to uncover their cultural senses and lived experiences, both figuratively and literally.” On view 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, 1-4pm Sat through Sep. 27, UTSA Main Art Gallery, One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu.


Ramin Samandari: “Body and Mind” An accomplished San Antonio photographer, Ramin Samandari looks at the human body and consciousness, often understood to be distinct and even opposed aspects of our existence, and examines the interplay (literal and discursive) between them. In so doing, the artist is able to challenge viewers to deconstruct their own perceptions of their own bodies and the bodies of others. Opening reception 7-10pm Sat, Sep. 9, on view by appointment through Oct. 1, Dock Space Gallery, 107 Lone Star Blvd., (210) 320-0479, dockspacegallery.com.

“Somos San Antonio – This Is My San Antonio” For this homespun show, a variety of community photographers’ work will be displayed through the serene confines of King William’s Villa Finale. The pictures are largely personal works that, nevertheless, communicate shared experiences/sentiments via their settings in cherished San Antonio locales. Opening reception 6-7:30pm Thu, Sep. 7, Villa Finale Museum & Gardens, 401 King William St., (210) 223-9800, villafinale.org.

Julysa Sosa: “Trizas”Organized by Sarah Castillo’s Lady Base Gallery and curated by Rebel Mariposa of La Botánica, artist Julysa Sosa’s solo show “Trizas” takes to interpreting culture through an abstract and complex filter. The resultant work is remarkable in its ability to approach, to thought-provoking and visually-stunning effect, central themes and rituals by way of the periphery. Opening reception 7-10pm Sat, Sep. 9, on view by appointment (email [email protected]) through Sep. 28, closing reception and gallery talk 7-10pm Thu, Sep. 28, UTSA Main Art Gallery, 1906 S. Flores St., ladybasegallery.com.

“Worlds Apart/Together” Comprised of work by local artists Chris Castillo, Mari Hernandez and Stephanie Torres, as well as Kentucky-based Rachael Banks, this group show curated by Julie Ledet focuses on “photography as a means to uncover their cultural senses and lived experiences, both figuratively and literally.” On view 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, 1-4pm Sat through Sep. 27, UTSA Main Art Gallery, One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu.



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