October 7 – October 28, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 | 6 – 11 pm
Music by: DJ “El Gato” Scott Kimrey

Beer Fang, aka Bryan Duff, brings his latest series of humorous and distinctive illustrations just in time for Halloween. Duff explains “Life After Halloween is not about what time of year it is. It’s about creating something everyday.” Michael Menchaca, returns to San Antonio armed with a new body of work completed while away earning his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. In Cubiculum, Menchaca will be presenting a selection his signature serigraph’s, as well as a multi-dimensional installation and digital projection. Since 2000 Elizabeth andMaurice Treviño have worked together to create numerous large scale paintings, mixed media works, drawings and silkscreen poster art. Fade Away is the couples first exhibition in San Antonio since their 2004 exhibit at Bismarck Gallery at the Blue Star Art Complex.

Beer Fang, “Architect of Isolation,”, 2016, marker and pen on paper, 17×11 in.

Beer Fang: Life After Halloween

Originally from Memphis, Bryan Alan Duff is a San Antonio-based artist and musician who creates both digital and hand-drawn illustrations primarily using marker on vellum. His easily recognizable work, known for its often satirical style, has been used on countless posters, flyers, album covers, zines and more throughout the San Antonio art and music scene.

Michael Menchaca: Cubiculum

Michael Menchaca, Journalistas Listas, 2011, screenprint, 26 x 20 in.

San Antonio-based artist Michael Menchaca’s illustrations and videos are heavily informed by his background. As the child of two Mexican immigrants, his work reflects a desire to bridge his Latin roots and contemporary American culture. His chosen medium, printmaking, lends to the history of art and language in Mexican-American culture, and his work continues to be an exploration of the iconography and symbology of Pre-Columbian civilizations. Menchaca attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he earned his MFA in 2015 with a concentration in Printmaking. His work has been featured at a number of museums and institutions including: The Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX; The Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR; Gilcrease Museum; Tulsa, OK; RISD Museum, Providence, RI; and the International Print Center New York, New York, NY. He has attended artist residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, the Wassaic Project and was a ’15-’16 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

Liz & Maurice Treviño: Fade Away

Maurice and Elizabeth Treviño are both native San Antonians and graduates of the Fine Arts Program at UTSA. They have been making art collaboratively and continue to work individually since 2000.

Elizabeth & Maurice Trevino, Where the Trail Divides, 2015

Elizabeth & Maurice Trevino, “Where the Trail Divides,” 2015, acrylic and oil on canvas, 72 × 63 in.

Some endeavors are carefully thought out, consistent and cleanly executed. Other collaborations are less planned, with the work being completed independent of the other, with little consultation about the direction of the piece.