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The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth

The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth

Antifaz: Forget The Alamo. Yellow Rose, Ángel Rodriguez-Díaz, 
July 2004, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 39 ½  x 60 in., Collection of the artist

Galería Guadalupe

Extended through October 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 6:00pm

Symposium and Catalog Signing: October 8, 7:00pm

Selected Chicano/a artists are tasked with countering the mainstream myths of the Alamo’s iconic status through their traditional and non-traditional paintings, sculptures, and installation work. The Other Side of the Alamo is curated by art historian, curator and cultural worker, Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D.

“one of the most revelatory exhibitions mounted for the city’s tricentennial.” –  Josh Feola, Artsy

The powerful and evocative art works highlight how the Alamo has affected people of color by giving expression to these suppressed narratives. — Cordova

Participating Artists: 

Featuring 26 Participating Artists and more than 40 works. All artists are San Antonio-based. Works range in date from 1969 to 2018. Many have never been exhibited.

1. Verónica Castillo Salas, Tree of Life / San Antonio sculpture
2. Mel Casas, 6 x 8’ acrylic painting
3. Jesse Treviño, pair of acrylic paintings
4. Cesar Martinez, three photographs
5. Rudy Treviño, acrylic painting
6. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, watercolor
7. Felipe Reyes, acrylic painting
8. Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz, acrylic paintings
9. Joe de la Cruz, ink jet image
10. Kathy Vargas, hand colored photographs
11. Rolando Briseño, foam statue
12. Laura Varela, video
13. Franco Mondini-Ruiz installation
14. Enrique Martinez, painting
15. Albert Alvarez, painted collage
16. Adan Hernandez, acrylic paintings
17. Ed Saavedra, acrylic paintings
18. Daniela Riojas, photograph
19. Mari Hernandez, photographs
20. Kristel Orta-Puente, digital images
21. Ruben Luna, mixed media constructions
22. Luis Valderas, drawing, painting
23. Andy Benavides, photograph, print
24. Raul Servin, paintings
25. Jose Esquivel, painting
26. Roberto Jose Gonzalez


This exhibition is funded in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, and the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Click here to download the exhibition press release.

Galería Guadalupe
723 S. Brazos, San Antonio, TX 78207

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Free Admission
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