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By Permit Only


By Permit Only
July 15 – November 19, 2011
Curator: Patty Ortiz

In collaboration with Artpace, the GCAC presents By Permit Only, an exhibition that takes the unauthorized postering methods of street artists and gives permission and empowers artists to take this new method of street conversations to the museum level. Ten artists will be asked to translate their specific visual vocabulary into large graphic posters that will be wheat-pasted on gallery walls and outside facades of both the GCAC Gallery and on walls at ArtPace, illustrating the alternating impacts art has whether on the gallery wall or the façade of an alley wall. The commissioned artwork will be site specific and intentionally juxtapose high and low concerns.
This exhibition has been generously supported by the Linda Pace Foundation.

Participating Artists:

Gabriel Bernal
Joshua Bienko
Rodolfo Choperena
Alex Comminos
Devon Dikeou
Alexandre Farto aka vhils
Beto Gonzales
Ricardo Paniagua
Ethel Shipton
Ann Wallace
Vincent Valdez

Selected Press:

International-style street art ramps up at the Guadalupe with ‘By Permit Only’ by Artifacts. San Antonio Current, 2011.

The best of 2011 visual art by Elda Silva and Steve Bennett. San Antonio Express-News, 2011.