Then and Now

Group Exhibition

Exhibition: Jun 19 – Aug 12, 2018


Featuring John Hernandez, Ken Little, Constance Lowe, Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, and Kathy Vargas.

Then and Now celebrates the impact Artpace has on the lives and careers of artists. The exhibition features work by five resident artist alumni. Then and Now presents work made during their residencies as well as work created later in the artists’ careers. Then and Now showcases the immense talent of San Antonio’s artist community and the critical role Artpace plays in advancing the careers of artists.

Since 1995, Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program has provided artists from all over the world with unparalleled resources and supported them in taking bold risks and creating innovative new art. Over 230 artists have completed the program and produced thousands of works that now exhibit internationally and live in prominent art collections.

Artists

Constance Lowe

San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Antonio-based Constance Lowe was born in 1951 in St. Louis, MO and holds a B.F.A. from the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX and an M.F.A. from Western Michigan University. Lowe has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. since the early 1980s, including solo exhibitions at Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio; Hawn Gallery, SMU, Dallas; Southwest School of Art, San Antonio; Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut; Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis; and the Forum for Contemporary Art, St.. Louis. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including Galeria Karen Huber, Mexico City; San Antonio Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona; and Monash University, Caulfield, Australia. Lowe was a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas San Antonio from 1991-2016.

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John Hernandez

San Antonio, Texas, USA

John Hernandez was born in 1952 in San Antonio, where he currently lives and works. He received his M.F.A. from the University of North Texas, Denton, after studying at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1989) and the Mid-America Arts Alliance (1988), he has exhibited his work throughout Texas, the U.S., and Europe. Solo exhibitions include DW Gallery, Dallas (1983, 1985, 1988); Moody Gallery, Houston (1984, 1985, 1987, 1992); Plus-Kern Gallery, Brussels (1989); Dallas Museum of Art (1992); Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX (1994); Otto Schweins Gallery, Koln, Germany (1994); Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio (1996); Sculpture Center, New York (1998, with Kaleta Doolin); Dallas Visual Art Center (1998) and Sala Diaz, San Antonio (1999). In 1988, his work was included in Contemporary Art From Texas at the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands.
Drawing on popular culture, John Hernandez’s paintings and sculptures seem caught in a psychedelic moment. His dynamic polychrome forms confront the viewer with familiar yet fragmented forms: a virus, a cartoon figure, a carnival.

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Kathy Vargas

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Born and raised in San Antonio in 1950, Kathy Vargas received her MFA degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 1984. She has had numerous one-person exhibitions at spaces including Sala Uno in Rome, Galeria Juan Martin in Mexico City, the Women’s Center at The University of Santa Barbara, and a retrospective in Erlangen, Germany. Vargas’ work was included in the seminal exhibit, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA) organized by UCLA’s Wight Gallery, and Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry, organized by  the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Vargas is also the Visual Arts Director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio.

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Ken Little

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Ken Little was born in 1947 in Canyon Texas. He was a graduate in the first Bachelor of Fine Arts class at Texas Tech University in 1970. He went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in 1972. Since 1972 he has held tenured positions at major universities, including The University of Montana at Missoula, The University of Oklahoma in Norman. Since 1988 he has been a professor of Art in Sculpture at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Ken Little is a nationally recognized artist who has been granted two Visual Arts Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts in1982 and 1989. Since 1993, he has maintained a working studio and Rrose Amarillo, an alternative exhibition space in downtown San Antonio. His work in various media has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally. In south Texas he has exhibited at such venues as Finesilver Gallery, The Southwest School of Art and Craft, and the Blue Star Contemporary where he was a board member from 1989 to 1995.
Over the years, Little’s work has been featured in over 40 one person exhibitions in national and international venues such as: The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC; The John Michael Kohler arts Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin; The Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Diverse Works in Houston; and The Honolulu Academy of the Arts. His work has also been featured in over 200 group exhibitions at institutions like: The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC; and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Little also happens to be a songwriter and a performer. He plays guitar and sings in two bands, Rodeo Ho Ho and the Swingbillies. He has one CD out titled, “Simple America” which contains his original material. Look for band dates on the website soon.

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