“Unheimlich”

March 1, 2018 6:00 pm - March 2, 2018 9:00 pm

Anthem gallery is excited to present Elizabeth McDonald Schwaiger and Seth Orion Schwaiger’s collaborative work “Unheimlich.”

At the crux of both artists’ practices are dynamics of power, both subtle and overt. Working collaboratively, the subject becomes much more specific — the dynamics of power is they play out in the home, or rather, the home’s role in building personal power and deflecting external pressures. “Unheimlich” is a distortion and reimagining of “you i i i everything else,” the couple’s first entirely collaborative exhibition. Here the Austin bungalow-based De Stijl Gallery was transformed back into a residence-like space complete with sculpture/dining table installation/bedroom, painted digital fireplace, and artist chandelier. In “Unhemlich,” the stricture of the theme is loosened, and the more uneasy qualities native to the artists individual practices seep in. Unheimlich, the German word for uncanny, would be literally translated as un-home-like. This relation between the home and the taboo, the normal and the unspeakable, infuses the works within the exhibition — a fever dream domicile where symbolism is made flesh and invisible dynamics of power take palpable shape. Read more…

Please mark your calendar for March 1st and 2nd, Art Thursday and First Friday, at the Blue Star Arts Complex, Suite 115, 6-9pm.

March 2nd is also the opening evening for Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio at Blue Star Contemporary.

Come out, be a part of, and show your support for San Antonio’s art community!