In a new collection of paintings called “Luchadores,” Spanish artist Fabian Lainez juxtaposes life-sized black and white portraits of San Antonians with colorful paintings of luchador wrestling masks, making a powerful, visceral commentary. The portraits are of men and women restaurateurs, gardeners, contractors, and a former professional boxer. “Luchadores” opens with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the MBAW Gallery.
Browse Stories in MBAW Gallery
Written by rudyarispe on Sep 12 2018 - 10:32pm
Written by Rudy Arispe on Mar 3 2017 - 9:00am
Bernice Appelin-Williams was driving through an East Side neighborhood near the Alamodome not long ago, when she came upon several dilapidated houses placed atop massive flatbed trailers that she figured were destined for demolition. Piqued by a penchant for exploring abandoned properties, she took out her camera and snapped away.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Sep 20 2016 - 5:36pm
Although her journeys have carried her from her home in Kenya to the campus of UCLA, to the streets of San Francisco and finally to the opens arms of the Alamo City, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga still cherishes her African roots and culture, and fond memories of her grandmother and her friends, who were basket weavers.