Linda Pace Foundation Celebrates the Work of Chuck Ramirez, Hills Snyder, Frances Stark and More
September 8, 2017 – January 27, 2018
Linda Pace Foundation announces its fall 2017 exhibition, INCITE, featuring a dynamic selection of works from the Foundation’s extensive collection of contemporary art. The exhibition includes works by Chuck Ramirez, Hills Snyder, Frances Stark, Diana Thater and Cheyney Thompson. Rivane Neuenschwander’s room sized installation Secondary Stories will remain on view.
Themes of whimsy and ephemerality connect the selected artworks on exhibit inINCITE. At first glance, they give an impression of light-hearted simplicity, as brightly colored depictions of confetti balls, pom poms and piñatas attract viewers and provoke a feeling of festivity. Yet, when looked at in depth, layers of more complex themes emerge alluding to the temporary nature of these ordinary objects. The element of chaos versus order lingers as well when the viewer encounters the interactions between honeybees in a multicolored hexagonal beehive in Diana Thater’s video installation, while complimenting the indiscriminate dance of theSecondary Stories confetti. The artworks selected for this exhibition vary in process and medium and include installation art, video, collage, painting and photography.
The exhibition’s opening reception will be held at SPACE on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6-8pm, and will include musical entertainment by Sound Cream Airstream. Refreshments will be served by Honeysuckle Teatime’s savory concept, Sage, along with festive cocktails provided by mixologist, David Naylor.
The Foundation is honored to join the McNay in celebrating the art of Chuck Ramirez this fall. The McNay is presenting Chuck Ramirez: All this and Heaven Too, which opens to the public on September 14, 2017. The exhibition at the McNay is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation, an indication of its commitment to San Antonio's cultural heritage and the artists that Linda Pace championed.
The Foundation is presenting free programs in conjunction with this exhibition, which include a community art making workshop with Spare Parts on Saturday September 30, 2017 and a concert in CHRISpark with KRTU FM 91.7 Trinity University on Saturday October 20, 2017.
Opening Weekend Events
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017; 6-8pm
ADAM by Arturo Herrera from LindaPaceFoundation on Vimeo.
Arturo Herrera: ADAM
Currently On View
On view at the corner of N. Main and E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX
A dynamic new artistic addition to the heart of the city, easily visible from Main Plaza, installed in the winter of 2013. Adam, is a 2,500 square-foot red-and-white abstract wall painting by internationally acclaimed Venezuelan-born artist Arturo Herrera, is sure to draw the attention of residents and visitors alike adding color, vibrancy and great artistic value to the city’s cultural and spiritual center. The dramatic wall painting, more than 25-feet high and 98-feet wide, is the first large scale public installation of the Linda Pace Foundation. Adam embraces and fulfills the Linda Pace Foundation’s mission for the community to experience contemporary art in nontraditional settings.
“The inspiration for the wall painting Adam was about movement, the dynamism of abstraction, and a soaring energetic field, like Spring, when everything awakens,” Herrera said. “The title Adam brings several images to mind: An earthbound beginning; the first individual Pace Foundation’s First Public Art Installation 1 | Page human; humankind. It is a powerful and yet open-ended title that can convey multiple readings to the audience. The color red that I chose for Adam was intentional as red is the color associated with heat, power, physical energy and celebration. Coincidently, red was Linda Pace‘s favorite color, both for its physical and spiritual qualities.”