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Painting La Frontera 

Joseph Bravo | November 25, 2021 The Context of the Landscape In the contemporary era, one in which digital communities are emerging that seem to transcend our sense of place and where identities are formed in geo-ambiguous cyberspace, the landscape itself, let alone its representation in art, may appear anachronistic;…

Glasstire Top Five: Sept. 23, 2021

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas this week. 1. Gabriel Martinez: Desire Lines
September 11 – October 16, 2021 | Anya Tish Gallery (Houston)…

Glasstire Top Five: Aug. 5, 2021

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas this week. 1. Alexa, Take Me Home! August 7 – September 4, 2021 | Anya Tish Gallery, Houston. “An exhibition spotlighting the work of four cutting-edge Texas artists…

On the Verge: San Antonio painter John Guzman is poised for success

There’s a decent chance you’re unfamiliar with the name John Guzman — but the San Antonio artist is quickly developing into a hometown success story. Raised on the South Side…

Glasstire Top Five: July 8, 2021

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas this week. 1. Francisco Moreno: Demons
July 10 – September 4 | OFG.XXX (Dallas) “A solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Francisco Moreno…

Southtown gallery Presa House engages Bexar County DA, Planned Parenthood for upcoming events

outhtown gallery Presa House will host two events this month that engage a broader cross-section of the city…

Glasstire Top Five: April 1, 2021

istopher Blay and Christina Rees on Texas barns in danger, Italian drawings in Space City, and an artist who has her finger on the pulse of human awfulness “There’s something deceptive about her work…

Glasstire Top Five: February 11, 2021

Christopher Blay and Christina Rees on a Salvadoran artist’s debut in Dallas, an art scavenger hunt in Austin, and a Houston artist in San Antonio whose images and words may be just what we need right now.

Glasstire Top Five: January 28, 2021

Christopher Blay and Christina Rees on a group show in Houston we’ve been waiting for, a new wave in Galveston, and new work by a Dallas-based artist who’s influenced a generation…

An Interview With Andie Flores About Audience, Excess, and Legacy

Andie Flores is a visual and performance artist, writer and comedian currently in her second year as a doctoral student in the Mexican American Latinx Studies Program…

Andie Flores Makes Little Ugly Goblin Evil-Doers Beautiful

In an Instagram video from drag performer and comedian Andie Flores (@bidibidibummer), she wears a giant gold star — so giant it covers her almost to the waist…

Glasstire’s Best of 2020

Glasstire staff and contributors share which Texas-based shows, events, and works made their personal “best” lists for this incredibly weird and worrisome year. As you may imagine, most of us stuck pretty close to home…

Art Gallery: 40 Emerging, Texas-based Artists to Know

Despite a lineage of Tejanos’ fruitful contributions to art history and a new wave of exciting talent, Texas artists don’t get much limelight in the national art world…

Inner Vistas: Charlie Kitchen’s “On the Mountain at Dawn”

On some level, all photography is manual. A thumb presses the shutter; a finger taps the small white disk at the bottom of the phone screen to capture a fleeting moment…

San Antonio Photographer Charlie Kitchen Showcased in Solo Exhibition at Presa House Gallery

For any shutterbugs in San Antonio looking to enjoy art through a different lens, Presa House Gallery…

Glasstire Top Five: August 27, 2020

Brandon Zech and Christina Rees on an acclaimed painter’s collage work, an incendiary welcome mat, and show that went from 67 works to nearly 2000. “This is the expanded…. the MUCH expanded online version of it.”

Laredo Artist Gil Rocha’s ‘The Things We Carry’ Debuts at Presa House Gallery Next Month

We all have our burdens to bear — sometimes physically and sometimes emotionally. Evoking the title of Texas-based author Tim O’Brien’s famous 1990 novel, Laredo artist…

Presa House Gallery Goes 3D to Survive, Support Artists

For art destinations, from large museums to small galleries, the coronavirus shutdown has meant the loss of the only thing more valuable to these institutions than the art…

Artist doesn’t let coronavirus keep her from showing her work

This art exhibit pulls no punches. Created by San Antonio artist Gabi Magaly. “Yo no nici para aguantar a nadie, which translates into I wasn’t born to put up with anybody,”…

Presa House Gallery Gives College Art Students a Helping Hand

Magaly was a sophomore at Bryan Collegiate High School when a professor suggested art school as her higher learning path. “And she told me, ‘You know you can go to school for this,’…

Presa House Gallery Named ‘Best Art Gallery’ by San Antonio Magazine

Presa House Gallery has been nominated as a finalist in San Antonio Magazine’s “Best of the City 2020” for “Best Art Gallery.” This is the second nomination…

‘Four Rooms’ Offers Heartbreak, Visual Narrative, Family, and Fantasy

A show at Presa House gallery titled Four Rooms is one of the more immersive and unconventional exhibitions the small Lavaca district house gallery has hosted to date.

Presa House Gallery Highlights Local Artists of All Backgrounds

Lewis Rodriguez ventured into photography in the late ’90s, when his first camera was a disposable Kodak. Rodriguez was one of two artists featured at Presa House Gallery, a small space nestled in Southtown…

Glasstire’s Best of 2019

Glasstire staff and contributors share which Texas-based shows, events, and works made their personal “best” lists for 2019. Jose Villalobos’ performance art is rigorous and densely coiled with ideas and symbols.

Visually Employing a First Person Narrative with Eva Marengo Sanchez

You might know Eva Marengo Sanchez from her recent mural at the San Antonio International Airport featuring “the rise of the concha,” but if anything is on the rise, it’s her!

Honoring Resilience with Galileo Gonzalez

As a first-generation Salvadoran-American, born and raised in Southeast Los Angeles, Galileo Gonzalez explores honor, resilience, and memory in his upcoming exhibition at Presa House Gallery…

Roundup: Three Current San Antonio Shows

Corpus Christi has an emerging (and delightfully surprising) graphite scene. There’s Ashley Thomas, whose exquisitely detailed dreamy works of botanica candles…

Useless Systems: Robert Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez

There is a ceaseless, almost hungry quality to the creativity of Robert Jackson Harrington. He paints or draws every single day, runs the Museum of Pocket Art…

Presa House Gallery Brings Night of Art, Live Music and Halloween Costumes for Closing Reception

If you like your costumed revelry served with a side of conceptual enlightenment, look no further than this multipurpose pre-Halloween gathering at Presa House.

Glasstire’s Top Five: October 3, 2019 with Seth Mittag

Brandon Zech and artist and Glasstire programmer Seth Mittag run down a host of shows in San Antonio, the meaning of a “good crisis,” and how to win a wad of cash by hacking into Glasstire’s database. “Even more…

UNFILTEREDSA.com – Naín León: Between Reality and Fiction

As we continue to make our way through the 21st century, we are increasingly made aware of the significance of technology and social media have on our daily lives. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram battle for our attention…

Last Chance: Three Shows to Catch in San Antonio This Month

Presa House continues to be the prime gallery in San Antonio for showcasing a daring and original array of Latinx artists. Treviño is an artist who is emblematic of the renaissance of a generation of young artists…

Presa House Gallery Welcomes Artists Jesus Treviño, Alán Serna for ‘Behind Our Walls’ and ‘Casa de Cambios’ Exhibitions

As we mentioned in the Around Town section of this year’s Best of San Antonio issue, Southtown’s award-winning Presa House Gallery…

Presa House Gallery voted Best Art Gallery in the San Antonio Current’s Best of San Antonio® 2019 poll.

Presa House Gallery was selected as the winner of Best Art Gallery in the Around Town Category in the San Antonio Current’s Best of San Antonio® 2019 poll

Presa House Gallery to Open ‘War Tuba Recital’

Austin-based artist, musician and curator Steve Parker has earned considerable accolades for projects that blur boundaries between disciplines and often turn viewers…

Presa House visits KRTU 91.7FM

Presa House Live @ KTRU 91.7, recorded May 27, 2019 on the campus of Trinity University. Hosted by Marco Brotello, and Guest Curated by Rigoberto Luna of Presa House Gallery.

Presa House Gallery Celebrates NALAC’s 30th Anniversary with the Group Exhibition ‘A Common Vision’

Proof that big things can indeed come in small packages, Southtown’s quaint and homey Presa House Gallery…

Jose Villalobos at the Luna Ranch

Jose Villalobos was born and raised in the El Paso/Juarez region, steeped in the canonically masculine and generally conservative western and Norteño culture. His current show, Cicatrices, at Presa House Gallery…

Glasstire’s Top Five: March 14, 2019

Brandon Zech is with guests Adrian Aguilera, Tammie Rubin, and Betelhem Makonnen to talk about their show in Austin called constant escape, an important group show in College Station, and an alternative art fair…

FOX 29 San Antonio Proud: Local artist on track to big leagues

A man who may be beating the odds and is now following his dreams Fox San Antonio’s David Norris tells us why people are taking notice…

Award-winning San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Tackles Toxic Masculinity in New Solo Exhibition ‘Cicatrices (Scars)’

The trappings of South Texas Latino culture get an irreverant, flamboyant spin in the work of multimedia artist…

Presa House Exhibition “Cicatrices” Focuses on Work by Gay Artist Jose Villalobos

Work by gay San Antonio artist Jose Villalobos will take center stage at the Presa House Gallery in an exhibit that opens on March 1…

Glasstire’s Top Five: January 31, 2019

Rainey Knudson, the outgoing publisher of Glasstire, and Brandon Zech, the incoming publisher, run down the top five art events in Texas this week. Also: the first work by a Texas artist that Rainey ever bought.

Ctrl+A: Presa House in Corpus Christi

San Antonio-based artist-run space Presa House Gallery was founded in late 2016. In Corpus Christi, at K Space Contemporary, there’s an exhibition titled Ctrl+A, which is the second part of a gallery exchange…

Glasstire’s Top Five: January 31, 2019

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech on a show that calls for flash photography in Houston, all women of color exhibit in San Antonio, an explosion of prints in Austin, and a retrospective of Sterling Ruby’s work in Dallas.

Toro y Moi Offshoot Kid Trails to Play Intimate Southtown Gig Following Sold-Out Paper Tiger Show

Although often considered a solo endeavor for singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Chazwick Bradley Bundick, hard-to-categorize Toro y Moi…

30+ Local Artists Repping San Antonio in Sprawling Exhibition Opening Friday in Corpus Christi

Beyond consistently highlighting the work of local artists via exhibitions year-round, Presa House co-directors Rigoberto Luna and Jenelle Esparza do a commendable…

San Anto Cultural Arts, Former Students Come Together with Weekend Events Dedicated to Manny Castillo

Founded in 1993 by the community-minded trio of Manuel Diosdado Castillo, Cruz Ortiz and Juan Miguel Ramos…

Presa House Gallery Partners with The Projecto to Unveil ‘Degradado’ Exhibition

In addition to their commendable efforts to showcase the work of established, emerging and practically unknown San Antonio artists…

‘Different Skin’ at Presa House: A Tribute to Carlos G. Gómez

The Texas-Mexico border has taken on multi-level heft since the election of Donald Trump. There is the racist myth…

Glasstire’s Top Five: October 11, 2018

Neil Fauerso, Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees on a museum that fits in your wallet, a long-awaited retrospective, and a drawing show in San Antonio…

Glasstire’s Top Five: September 13, 2018

Glasstire Editor-in-Chief, Christina Rees and News Editor, Brandon Zech on the evolution of a Texas sculptor, a rising star in Houston, and a much-anticipated show…

Glasstire’s Top Five: August 23, 2018

Glasstire’s guest editor Neil Fauerso and San Antonio-based Artpace resident Jenelle Esparza on an exhibition of works inspired by the culture of Mexico…

Down Home with John Dalton Atkins

Around 20 years ago, Saturday Night Live ran one of my favorite sketches, a fake gameshow called Who’s More Grizzled. The contestants (Will Ferell as a kind of Grizzly Adams, Robert Duvall as basically himself) answered questions demonstrating their…

Presa House Gallery Exhibit Explores Vibrant Works Influenced by Border Culture

Opening on First Friday and on view throughout April, Presa House’s latest exhibit, whether intentionally or not, pairs…

Presa House Gallery Celebrates the 40-Year Career of Artist Joan Frederick

An Oklahoma native with a strong background in Native American art history, artist Joan Frederick moved to San Antonio in 1986 and taught at Taft High School…

Glasstire’s Best of 2017

There is a real seriousness to Jimmy James Canales’s playfulness. His videos, object mutations, installations, and endurance performances put on airs of self-deprecation, but Canales’ work knocks over masculine…

Southtown Favorite Presa House Gallery Gets Its Groove Back

Despite its melancholy overtones and references to “bad memories” and a relationship that never was, the dreary Smiths classic “Back to the Old House”…

Jimmy Canales @ Fl!ght Gallery (Presa House Pop Up Series)

Canales’ playful and brilliant show, Para Chrome, cleverly finds the patterned bridge of the vanity of male fantasia, one that spans science fiction and south Texas…

Jimmy James Canales’ Para Chrome Exhibit Takes Fl!ght (Presa House Pop Up Series)

To call local artist Jimmy James Canales a “wildcard” might distract from the conceptual depth and technical mastery of his work, but it accurately alludes to the fact that he’s…

Glasstire’s Top Five: October 19, 2017

Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees on death row last suppers, how to stage a massive video show, and sex in Fort Worth.
#4 Jimmy James Canales: Para Chrome, presented by Presa House Gallery @FL!GHT (San Antonio), October 6 – October 29, 2017

Presa House Gallery takes part in the McNay’s Art to the Power of Ten

Presa House Gallery has been invited to participate in this year’s 7th annual Art to the Power of Ten hosted by the McNay Art Museum. This one night event benefiting the McNay’s acquisition fund…

Kristeen Young Releases New Music Video, Filmed at Presa House Gallery

Kristeen Young new video “You Always Win,” directed by Jenn Alva of FEA and Girl in a Coma and recorded Presa House Gallery. The video features artwork of Suzy González and Allison C Valdivia.

Presa House Gallery Partners with San Anto Cultural Arts to Present Month-long Youth Exhibition

For some youth artists at San Anto Cultural Arts, the first time they’ll be inside of an art gallery will also be the first time they’ll sell a piece of their own artwork…

Presa House Recognized at the 2017 Cammie Awards

Every year, CAM recognizes excellence and diversity throughout the city’s rich landscape with the presentations of the CAMMIE Awards. We are excited to announce the following cultural organizations as judges…

The Low Down on San Antonio’s Essential Galleries

Despite an unassuming facade one could easily mistake for a private residence (built in 1910), Presa House Gallery packs a well-executed punch with monthly offerings…

Presa House Gallery Debuts New Rolando Briseño Exhibit

Over the weekend, Presa House Gallery in Southtown celebrated an opening of critically acclaimed San Antonio painter. Our John Salazar was there to listen to artist Rolando Briseño talk about his retrospective…

Presa House Gallery Unveils New Briseño Exhibit

On January 6, Presa House Gallery will unveil a new exhibit, Sex, Race, Science, featuring works by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño.

‘Borderwavve’ at Presa House Gallery

Borderwavve, the current exhibition at San Antonio’s Presa House Gallery, features abstract paintings and assemblage works by four Texas-based artists who have strong ties to the Texas/Mexico border.

Morrissey plays muse in S.A. art exhibit at Presa House

Fans of British emo icon Morrissey are famous for the depths of their devotion. With a sold-out show by the former Smiths frontman coming up at the Tobin Center…

‘November Spawned a Moz Show’ Is the Art Exhibit Morrissey Fans Deserve

As excitement builds for a rare, already-sold out Morrissey show at The Tobin Center on November 17, fans, barely able to contain their delight…