The Pilot Storefront Art Program began in winter of 2011 and included eight installations by local artists.
The piece is a series of four plywood panels, two 45”x48” and two 63”x48”. Each panel has an image cut through the wood. The people in the images are folks from the area: Ana from Ana’s Latin Souvenirs, Mansour from Commerce Street Express Convenience Store, Jerry of Jerry’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs, and David who is a Centro San Antonio Ambassador Amigo.
Mat Kubo was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and has lived in San Antonio since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Hawai’i and recently completed his MFA at The University of Texas San Antonio. Kubo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Kubo will work with most any material that can be manipulated, tangible or non-tangible. His work runs the spectrum from intense investigations in sound compositions, to public campaigns that aim to explore relations with his community.
Hey! Hare, Pledge by Ken Little, 2012
311 E Houston, Kress Building
Ken Little has maintained an active national profile as an exhibiting and reviewed sculptor for over twenty five years. His work has been featured in over 35 one person exhibitions over 200 group exhibitions at prestigious venues across the country and his work has been reviewed in numerous national publications including “Art in America”, “Art Week”, “The New Art Examiner”, “ArtSpace”, and “Sculpture” magazines. Little has also been the recipient of many prizes, honors, and grants including two major individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Since 1993, he has maintained a studio in a warehouse building that he owns in downtown San Antonio. He is an advocate for contemporary art in south Texas, renting studio space to 8 other artists. From 1994 to 1999 he directed Rose Amarillo, a 1500 square foot alternative exhibition space showing the work of local and national artists. His work in various media has been shown extensively in south Texas at such venues as ArtPace, a Foundation for Contemporary Art in San Antonio where he was awarded a residency in the International Artist in Residency Program during 1995. From 1989 to 1995 he was a board member of The Blue Star Art Space also in San Antonio. His work is included in many public and private collections around the country. Collections include The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu Hawaii, The City of Seattle, The Nelson Gallery of the University of California at Davis, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle and many others
Delgado’s paintings present a contemporary investigation of space and light represented through shapes and colors. He explores these relationships by collaging geometric shapes into abstract or disrupted spaces. He has an interest in exploiting tensions between various colors inspired by South Texas landscapes. To further create tension in his paintings he chooses to create perceptual conflicts, which occur in controlled spaces. The decision to employ geometric forms in his art is not a new phenomenon; he sees it as incarnating the forms of artists like Josef Albers and Ad Reinhardt.
Y Solamente Tu by Clay McClure, 2011
311 E Houston, Kress Building
August 2011 through March, 2012