Spellerberg Projects is excited to announce a 6-month partnership with Clamp Light Studios & Gallery Director and resident artist Raul Rene Gonzalez. Beginning October 2022 and continuing through March 2023, Gonzalez will organize and curate solo exhibitions featuring San Antonio artists: Sara Corley Martinez, Andrei Renteria, Kim Bishop, Donovan Martinez, Barbara Felix, and Gonzalez. Each artist will exhibit recent and new works, responding to the space’s storefront gallery setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.