Sep 8

Luis Valderas: The Sacred Portals of Amaxactli (place where the waters split) – 2022 | Opening Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the opening reception of our fall Main Space exhibition The Sacred Portals of Amaxactli (place where the waters split) – 2022.

The fall Main Space exhibition features local artist and City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture 2022 Individual Artist Grant Recipient Luis Valderas. In his exhibition, The Sacred Portal of Amaxactli (place where the waters split) – 2022, Valderas creates an installation inspired by ancient portals opened by Mesoamerican shamans. Throughout human history, portals have taken many forms, and the parallel realities they connect are described at length in the myths and spiritual practices of ancient cultures of the world. Our continued fascination with portals can be seen today in both popular culture and scientific experiments, which make them part of our current reality. Drawing from Zapotec sculpture imagery, Valderas sculpted figureheads representing three Aztec deities – Tezcatlipoca, Xipe Totec, and Huitzilopochtli. 

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is located at 513 N Flores. Please be mindful of the construction happening around Artpace. For a map of the construction, please visit this page.

Featured Image: Luis Valderas, Xipe Totec Nauhcampa Bust, 2022. Styrofoam, packing paper, glue, wood, ceramic. Courtesy of the artist.