Now | Contemporary opens at the Art Room

Art Room’s inaugural juried exhibition Now | Contemporary 2019 opens May 16, 2019, in conjunction with May Third Thursday. Join us along with our South Main Village neighbors between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm to enjoy all kinds of art and fun activities. We will have refreshments provided by Blue Mesa Grill and PBR Texas!

Exhibition Dates: May 16 – July 13, 2019
Opening Reception: May 16, 2019 6-9pm

The exhibition showcases work by Marcelo Guidoli, Ethan Heberer, Chris Ireland, Alexandra Opie, Project Barbatype by Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing, Ginger Sisco-Cook, TUG Collective, and Bernardo Vallarino

Now | Contemporary 2019 was juried by Claudia Zapata, a doctoral candidate in Southern Methodist University’s RASC/a: Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture: Ph.D. Program in Art History. Claudia is currently the Latino art curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in support of the exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! Chicano Graphics from the Civil Rights Era to the Present. In regard to her selections for the exhibition, Zapata writes,

“ Now | Contemporary 2019 features select artists from a national call. This featured group of multimedia artworks showcases explorations and reimaginations of identity, place, and memory. From tintypes to digital prints and drawings, the artists’ select mediums reflect the varied experimentations of compositional space, queer portraiture, and materiality. These multimedia explorations cover themes of political strife and the controversial spaces that artists navigate. This exhibition is a compendium of the national, artistic practice that manifests itself in many forms, unrestrained by the confines of a specific theme or medium.”

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