Celebrate Artpace’s 21st Birthday — All Year Long

One of many cakes created by San Antonio artist Chris Sauter as part of his Window Works exhibition "Biography Construction Site (Cakes)"

You know that friend that celebrates their entire “birthday week”? Well, say hello to Artpace, which recently wrapped up a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration that included last year’s excellent  “Hare and Hound Press + Artpace: The Art of Collaboration” exhibition, the Texas premiere of Christian Marclay’s video projection Guitar Drag and the publication of Felix GonzalezTorres: Billboards, a book documenting a 2010 exhibition comprising 13 billboards created by Cuban-born artist and Artpace alum Felix GonzalezTorres (1957-1996).

Now in 2016, Artpace is celebrating its 21st year with cake. Part of the Window Works series, San Antonio artist Chris Sauter’s “Biography Construction Site (Cakes),” consists of inedible confections constructed from sheetrock and “iced with drywall finishing mud.” (Sauter also baked actual birthday cakes for the opening reception on January 14.) On view through April 24 in the Main Avenue windows, the installation nods to both Artpace’s birthday and “Graft,” Sauter’s 1999 exhibition as an Artpace resident.

An installation view of New York artist Cordy Ryman's Hudson (Show)Room exhibition "Lorem Ipsum"

An installation view of New York artist Cordy Ryman’s Hudson (Show)Room exhibition “Lorem Ipsum”

Running in tandem with Sauter’s “Cakes,” New York-based artist Cordy Ryman’s exhibition “Lorem Ipsum” takes over the Husdon (Show)Room with “hybrid forms” that exist somewhere between painting and sculpture. Using non-traditional art materials such as scrap metals, recycled wood and cardboard, Ryman’s work is about process, material and the space the work occupies.

“Artpace’s 21st birthday will be a special celebration,” said interim executive director Sue Graze in a release. “Were looking forward to big changes, exciting exhibitions and new ways to engage the community in our next phase of growth.”

“Biography Construction Site (Cakes)” and “Lorem Ipsum”

Free, noon-5pm Wed-Sun through April 24, Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave., (210) 212-4900, artpace.org.

 

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