Cascio and De La Rosa at Satellite Space
January 26th, 2011
Sound Works: Christopher Cascio (Bottom image)
Systematic Drawings: Jesus De La Rosa (Top image)
FEBRUARY 3 – 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3, 6-9pm (also First Friday, February 4, 6-9pm)
UTSA Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
(Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex at S. Alamo and Probandt St.)
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and by appointment
Contact: Clay McClure, Gallery Coordinator, 512.558.2676
UTSA Department of Art and Art History, 210.458.4391
About the Exhibition:
Christopher Cascio explores the themes of sound production and equipment collecting by creating ornately cut Xeroxes of tangled cords and audio equipment arranged and varnished over fluorescent orange backgrounds. This series of work centers on the visual interpretations of synthesized sound and the complexities inherent in signals passing through various speakers, processors and recorded media. Cascio is interested in the idiosyncrasies of sound gear collections and collectors, as well as structural elements and familiar geometric patterns associated with the wires and pedals of sound equipment.
The production of Jesus De La Rosa’s drawings is rooted in printmaking, specifically monotypes, as well as a reliance on the “accident” as used in abstract painting process. One goal, with this series of drawings, was to find a method to make a unique drawing that was aesthetically intricate and seemed to be created by long, laborious and tedious hours, but took a faction of the time to generate and also defied a factory-made appearance. The process is at once delicate and violent. When viewed as a group, the unifying denominator is this uniqueness whose accidental nature is put into question as the “accident” is repeated time and time again.
About the UTSA Satellite Space:
Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the UTSA Satellite Space is the off-campus gallery of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Monthly exhibitions feature works by UTSA graduate students, as well as nationally recognized professional artists. Since its first exhibition in 1993, the UTSA Satellite Space has become one of San Antonio’s most respected venues for challenging contemporary art.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Images courtesy of the artists:
Jesus De La Rosa, Systematic Drawings, untitled, 22”x 30” powdered charcoal on gessoed American masters 100% cotton paper, 2009
Christopher Cascio, Pedalphilia, Xerox, acrylic and varnish on canvas, 32”x32”, 2010