Barbara Felix is a San Antonio native and contemporary figurative artist. In her March exhibition, The Glorious Way She Moves, interpretive portraits illustrate the exuberance and individuality of her subjects. Felix’s process is to film her subjects dancing, and then express that movement through overlapping portraits.

A Houston native now based in San Antonio, Texas, Raul Rene Gonzalez is a multidisciplinary artist who creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, clothing, murals, installations, live and recorded dance and other performance-based work. In his February exhibition, Doing Werk | Artists-Parents is about artists who are also fathers. Each work is either a self portrait of Gonzalez with his daughters, or a portrait of other San Antonio artists with their children.

Donovan Martinez is an emerging Artist based in San Antonio, TX. In his January exhibition, Moments of Clarity, he uses material a metaphor for the fleeting nature of time. By contrasting wood with cement and steel, he creates a sense of stability and permanence, even as the wood continues to change and decay.

Spellerberg Projects in print! We are mentioned in the December 2022 of Harper’s in relation to a piece by Raul Rene Gonzalez, whose show opens in February.

The cover of Harper's Magazine, December 2022 issue
A magazine interior, showing a painting of a father folding laundry with his daughters

Kim Bishop is a nationally exhibited artist working from her San Antonio, Texas, based studio for the past 20 years. In her December exhibition, “In a Dark Room,” Bishop’s imagery focuses on the entanglement of body, time, and movement. She uses this imagery to create a holistic self-portrait that embodies universal themes.

Andrei Renteria eearned his BFA from Sul Ross State University in 2010 and his MFA at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015. His November exhibition, “2666,” incorporated mixed-media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and assemblage. The show expressed the experimental approach to material and research with which he investigates the U.S.-Mexico frontera.

A large drawing, and a sculpture made out of a truck door
A sculpture that looks like a joint
A sculpture made of a drum with the word

Sara Corley Martinez was born in Frederick, Maryland, and received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Her October exhibition, “Drawing Restraints,” comprised a series of photographs and mixed-media sculptures. These pieces combine performance with the obstacles of motherhood, being an artist, and being an aging woman.

Guests look at Martinez's art in an art gallery
Sara Corley Martinez's art looks a little like a messy house
Performance documentation of Martinez painting in the backyard

Sending appreciation and well-wishes to our outgoing gallery coordinator Alex Renbarger as she heads to Nebraska to begin an MFA at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The image on the right is a painting she made of the gallery.

Alex Renbarger, a woman standing in a gallery with a clipboard. She is wearing a red cardigan.
A painting of the Spellerberg Projects storefront gallery.

This month we present the “Screep Show,” works by Skully Gustafson, Tyler Hagebusch, Jimmy Frezza and studio artist Sam Foster. Screep (Scary + Creepy) formed at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the early 2000’s.

Artists Skully Gustafson and Jimmy Frezza speak with Marty Spellerberg outside Spellerberg Projects gallery.
Artwork on view in an art gallery. On one wall, twenty small drawings hang on a grid. Seven larger paintings hang on another wall. The style is chaotic and dark.
Eight paintings hang on a gallery wall. The style mixes tight renderings of figures with chaotic brush strokes and chaotic impasto.

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