UTSA Presents KUKULI VELARDE: CORPUS
Thanks to generous support from the Alturas Foundation and the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts, UTSA proudly announces the return to San Antonio of one of the most distinguished Peruvian-American artists with the opening of Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS at the Russel Hill Rogers Galleries at the UTSA Southwest Campus (formerly Southwest School of Art).
Kukuli Velarde, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a multi-talented artist, working in ceramics, painting, drawing, and installation. Velarde received a BFA from Hunter College in New York City. She is the recipient of such awards as the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2012), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant (1997). Her work can be found in the collections of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Perú; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, among many other art venues.
CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions.
This exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on display from the evening of September 9 through Saturday, November 5, 2022. The Russell Hill Rogers Galleries are located on the UTSA Southwest campus at the Santikos Building, 1201 Navarro St. San Antonio, TX 78205. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The public is invited to enjoy the opening reception (with food and refreshments) in the Russell Hill Rogers Galleries from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, September 9.
Parking is available in unmarked spaces in the main parking lot of the UTSA Southwest Campus, located at 300 Augusta Street. The parking lot is accessed from the open gate in the middle of Augusta Street between Navarro and Giraud streets, across from the “enchilada red” Central Library.
Opening Reception | Sep 9, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Talk | Sep 9, 6:00pm
Gallery Talk with Professor of Art, Ovidio Giberga and Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Juliet Wiersema | Sep 10, 2:00 pm
For more information about this exhibition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org