- 2019 CAM Perennial
- On View March 1 – May 5, 2019
Featuring artists Animales de Poder, Kim Bauer, Therese Bauer, Audrey LeGalley, Ingrid Leyva, Amada Miller, Barbara Miñarro, and Katie Pell.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Curated by Kevin Burns, the upcoming CAM Perennial, Ghostly Demarcations, features the work of eight El Paso/Juárez and San Antonio artists who investigate structures and origins, be they societal, cosmological, familial, or personally constructed through memory and experience. Using various media, these artists simultaneously construct conceptual frameworks, address their tenuousness, and critique and upend them.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Animales de Poder , an El Paso / Juárez-based artist collective, critiques cultural and societal structures of power through multimedia, research-based installations.
Kim Bauer ’s abstracted intaglio and relief prints of scaffolding, construction materials, found objects, and track-like patterns explore form-making and natural cycles of building, destroying, and rebuilding.
Therese Bauer ’s drawings and collages investigate fragility and delicacy, objectivity and subjectivity, and incorporate revision, erasure, and reassembled images.
Audrey LeGalley addresses heritage and domesticity, conveying familial anxiety and fragility through the medium of ceramics.
Ingrid Leyva studies the complexity of the El Paso / Juárez border region—its duality, divisiveness, tenuousness, and permeability—through diptych photographs of empty rooms and sparsely inhabited streets.
Amada Miller explores the origins of life at a simultaneously cosmological and intimately human level using elemental media such as sound and water.
Barbara Miñarro , using ceramics, found material, and human hair, explores familial heritage and tradition, simultaneously critiquing and embracing its influence.
Katie Pell , through recent and never-before-exhibited works, explores narrative structure, composition, and dynamics of hierarchy.
ABOUT THE 2019 CAM PERENNIAL
Contemporary at Blue Star is pleased to partner with Contemporary Art Month (CAM) to present the 2019 CAM Perennial, featuring an exchange between San Antonio and the City of El Paso, Texas. The curator for 2019 is Kevin Burns, Assistant Curator at the El Paso Museum of Art. Kevin Burns joined EPMA’s curatorial department in 2017. Since, he has organized multiple exhibitions from EPMA’s permanent collection including West Texas: Waypoint and Home and served as curator for Julie Speed: East of the Sun and West of the Moon, as well as the Transborder Biennial and related convening. Kevin also works to advance EPMA’s public and scholarly programs through the organization of Art Talks, lectures, and symposia. Kevin received a master’s degree in art history from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH
Every March, during Contemporary Art Month (CAM), San Antonio artists, performers and curators present the best our community has to offer at galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools, artist studios and various unconventional locations around the city.
Contemporary Art Month seeks to promote and raise the profile of San Antonio contemporary art and artists by organizing and facilitating a month-long celebration of contemporary art, providing marketing support, and by organizing and facilitating public programs. At the heart of Contemporary Art Month’s mission, is the promotion of one of San Antonio’s greatest assets, its artists.