Opening Reception: Alyssa Danna MFA Thesis Exhibition
November 5, 2015 6:00 pm - November 12, 2015 9:00 pm
How Handsomely You Dwell
November 5 – 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Terminal 136 will also be open for First Friday, November 6, 6:00 – 9:00pm
The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Art & Art History is proud to present Master of Fine Arts candidate Alyssa Danna’s MFA Thesis Exhibition How Hansomely You Dwell at Terminal 136.
“Each assemblage is created in profoundly bad taste, but flirts ironically on the cusp of style.
How Handsomely You Dwell begins with the familiar, often pathetically hopeful, decorative objects found in thrift shops and garage sales. These once precious items are revived through formal design, ornamental pastiche, do-it-yourself crafts, and organic configurations that coat the artistically taboo in layers of paint and glitter to form an irregular pearl. This baroque transformation gives rise to an amalgam of sentimentally charged and often aggressive manifestations that are curiously and grotesquely real.
I strive to beautify in a subversively complex way; paralleling the neon fuzz that grows on top of old yogurt with culturally accepted modes of decoration.” -Alyssa Danna
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
UTSA Terminal 136
136 Blue Star St.
San Antonio, TX 78204
Regular Hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5pm
Contact Laura.Crist@ utsa.edu | 210.458.4391