EXHIBITION: The Art of Transformation
ARTIST: Naomi Wanjiku
EXHIBITION DATES: September 30 – October 24, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 30, 6-9pm (also First Friday, October 1, 6-9pm)
LOCATION: UTSA Satellite Space
115 Blue Star
San Antonio, TX 78204
(Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex at S. Alamo and Probandt St.)
GALLERY HOURS: Friday - Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and by appointment
CONTACT: Clay McClure, Gallery Coordinator 512.558.2676
UTSA Department of Art and Art History 210.458.4391
The Art of Transformation is Naomi Wanjiku’s new body of work that embraces alternative materials as a means to create structures symbolic of her relationships. Using techniques learned from her grandmother as a child, Wanjiku has transformed traditional Kenyan concepts with contemporary industrial materials. Her structures are made of strong yet different materials; she weaves stainless steel “string,” and metal together. In spite of their different qualities, they co-exist in harmony. Wanjiku’s structures are a reminder of the power of relationships, and how we can connect and relate, even when we are made of different materials.
About the UTSA Satellite Space:
Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the UTSA Satellite Space is the off-campus gallery of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Monthly exhibitions feature works by UTSA graduate students, as well as nationally recognized professional artists. Since its first exhibition in 1993, the UTSA Satellite Space has become one of San Antonio’s most respected venues for challenging contemporary art.
Recycled cans, stainless steel wire, galvanized wire, 50" x 36" x 5", 2010