WINDOW WORKS: AndrŽa Caillouet:
On view through September 3, 2007
For Immediate Release: March 6, 2007
Media Contact: Celina Emery
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San Antonio, TX ?rough September 3, pedestrian and vehicular traffic passing Artpace San Antonio?downtown building will be transported as they experience the work of AndrŽa Caillouet. In Drive
, the San Antonio-based artist has frosted the tall windows that line Artpace?Main Avenue faĂ§ade, selectively revealing a series of trapezoidal shapes that mimic the profile of car windows. Viewed only from the exterior of the building from dusk until dawn, video projections cast light into the translucent shapes, revealing the landscape seen while riding in a car. Seemingly drawn from Americana, the domestic scenes depict grassy lawns, packed driveways, and sunset vistas. By inverting our sense of space? interior and exterior, urban and domestic?llouet disrupts conventional order to reconstruct our understanding of domestic environments and resulting personal association. The fluctuating focus and whizzing images create a sense of displacement, a common theme of the artists work.
About the Artist
AndrŽa Caillouet received her MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1999. She has presented projects at Sala Diaz (2004) and artWHERE? (2002), in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been included in Projections: Contemporary Video and Film
, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2003); Tech Talk: Mediated Images
, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, TX (2003); and 2001 New Orleans Triennial
, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA (2001).
About the Project
is the second installation presented this year through WindowWorks, an exhibition program in which Artpace annually commissions three local artists to produce site-specific projects for its windows that face downtown San Antonio?busy North Main Avenue. The program, which has been expanded in 2007 as part of the institution?strategic emphasis on support for local artists, demonstrates Artpace?commitment to extending the dialogue about contemporary art beyond traditional gallery spaces.
Artpace is proud to recognize The Cultural Collaborative, a division of the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, for providing matching funds to enhance support of the San Antonio artists commissioned through WindowWorks. This program is also supported by The Brown Foundation, Inc. and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Artpace San Antonio serves as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation of significant art projects. We seek to nurture emerging and established artists and to provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation, and education. Our programs support the evolution of new ideas in contemporary art and cultivate diverse audiences while providing a forum for ongoing dialogue.
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