October 6 – October 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 6, 2017 | 6 – 11 pm
Presa House Pop Up: @Fl!ght Gallery
Music by: DJ Jason “PopGuy” Ibarra

Jimmy James Canales

Jimmy James Canales: Para Chrome

Para Chrome, Canales’ first solo exhibition since his Artpace Window Works project in 2014, features an installation, video works and performance focused on augmented and absent bodies. Grids define a laboratory like space where armor, exoskeletons and customized packs are fashioned. Wearable sculptures, hanging with ominous inertness, are suspended in storage, waiting to be animated by human action. The sculptures reference space suit technology, cyborgs, and lowrider customization.


Jimmy James Canales is a performance artist and sculptor. Currently his interests include cyborgs, mediated identity, and performance suits. Canales received his BFA from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His work has been shown throughout the state of Texas as well as nationally, including performances in Boston, New Mexico, and Iowa. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, most notable the Tanne Foundation Award, 2016, and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award for Artists, 2015. Recently he has returned from a seven-month long, cross-country residency with partner and fellow artist Megan Harrison. He lives in San Antonio and is working as a Lecturer in Studio Art: Expanded Media at Texas State University in San Marcos and Palo Alto College in San Antonio.

To learn more about Jimmy visit JimmyJamesCanales.com