"A Battle of Ideas" exhibit opening

Sala Diaz

May 30, 2015 11:00 pm - May 31, 2015 2:00 am

<p>In the artist&rsquo;s statement for her new solo show at Sala Diaz, Houston-based artist, writer and educator Casey Arguelles Gregory references Schjeldahl&rsquo;s bleakly titled review (&ldquo;Is There Anything Left to Paint?&rdquo;) and ponders the &ldquo;singular troubles and glories&rdquo; faced by contemporary artists. How this post-internet conundrum factors into Gregory&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Battle of Ideas&rdquo; (which combines paintings inspired by memories and others offering &ldquo;an almost aerial deconstruction of words and symbols&rdquo;) remains to be seen. Eerie and dramatic, the show&rsquo;s key image (a six-foot-long piece titled <em>Something About Longing</em>) conjures the suspense of standing at the edge of a cliff on an alien planet.</p>
<p>For a peek into the UTSA alumna&rsquo;s life up in Hustle Town, check out her blog Artstroller (artstrollertx.com), where she covers the Texas art scene with assistance from her 2-year-old daughter Clementine.</p>
<p>Starts May 30. Sat., May 30, 6-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. Continues through June 21</p>