This is a past event.

Borderwavve

With only a couple of exhibitions under its belt, Presa House Gallery has proven itself as an independent art space worth keeping an eye on. Coming from a decidedly different angle than much of the politically charged, often explicit contemporary art addressing the U.S.-Mexico border, the gallery’s December show “Borderwavve” brings together four artists employing the visual vocabulary of abstraction to “shatter misconceptions and claim their space in the art world, on behalf of la frontera.” A self-taught artist and co-founder of the Tejano band Elida y Avante, Brownsville-born Cande Aguilar, Jr. earned his classification as a “barrio pop artist” via large-scale canvases combining elements of pop culture, graffiti and cartooning. Born in the Mexican state of Coahuila and based in Austin, Gerardo Arellano puts a postmodern spin on border culture via expressionist works riddled with familiar symbols. A “self-informed” painter with an extensive exhibition history, Piedras Negras-born, San Antonio-based artist Jorge Purón draws creative inspiration from life and work on both sides of the border. A self-taught multidisiplinary artist with ties to the forthcoming Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ciudad Acuña, Aldo Fabian Ramos explores cross-cultural identity through paintings and drawings distinguished by a vivid palette and “collaged visionary symbolism.”

Venue Details

Nearby

  • or

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Everything we saw as Carla Morrison performed Saturday at San Antonio's Tech Port Center

Acclaimed Mexican-born singer-songwriter Carla Morrison performed Saturday at San Antonio's Tech Port Center + Arena, enrapturing the crowd with her poignant songs and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Carla Morrison performed Saturday at San Antonio's Tech Port Center
77 slides

This San Antonio mansion for sale has copper animal sculptures in the backyard and a carousel bathroom

There's no shortage of elegantly appointed homes in the San Antonio area. What's rarer is to find one that's both beautiful and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This San Antonio mansion for sale has copper animal sculptures in the backyard and a carousel bathroom
49 slides

26 essential spots in and around San Antonio for chicken wings

You'll find little argument that chicken wings are the perfect pub food, and the Alamo City has no shortage of spots that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
Multiple locations, williesgrillandicehouse.com
You can get these wings naked or breaded and tossed in sauces like buffalo, bbq or honey garlic.
Photo via Google Maps
26 slides

The Olmos Park home of late San Antonio socialite Louise Straus is for sale

The Olmos Park mansion of late San Antonio socialite Louise Straus has hit the market for $2.9 million, according to Bexar County…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Olmos Park home of late San Antonio socialite Louise Straus is for sale
25 slides