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Luz María Sánchez & Cruz Ortiz

Conceived by artist, collector and philanthropist Linda Pace (1945-2007) as a “laboratory of dreams” to facilitate artistic experimentation and growth, Artpace has played a key role in establishing San Antonio as a destination for contemporary art. Since opening its doors in 1995, the institution has welcomed upwards of 200 artists into its revered residency program while challenging artists and viewers alike with thought-provoking exhibitions. Reflecting on its 20th anniversary, Artpace brings former residents Luz María Sánchez and Cruz Ortiz back into the fold for a “re-imagining [of] iconic exhibitions.” During her summer 2006 residency, Guadalajara native Sánchez mined the complexities of the U.S.-Mexico border through an installation combining a bench, an assemblage of clothes and personal items collected on the banks of the Rio Grande and a sound piece likened to a “roll call” for 2,487 people who died crossing the border. Working between printmaking, performance and video, local mainstay Cruz Ortiz has developed an instantly recognizable aesthetic inhabited by kooky characters, witty Spanglish phrases (Te Quiero A Lot Mamacitas) and distinctly Tex-Mex references. The creative mind behind Snake Hawk Press and the playfully designed Absolut Texas bottle, Ortiz returns to Artpace with two previous exhibitions to draw from — a 2002 Window Works installation and spring 2005 residency.

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    445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

    (210) 212-4900

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