Melinda Laszczynski, (b.1986), Girl Chorus, 2019, acrylic, iridescent pigments, spray paint, crushed glass, ink, glitter, mica flake, vinyl films, on panel, 12″ x 9″



In August of 2019, the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) received a visit from San Antonio Museum of Art’s (SAMA) Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Suzanne Weaver. She and her colleague, Assistant Curator Lana Meador were organizing the exhibition Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art. Weaver wanted to see the Modernist art of Dorothy Hood in the AMST Permanent Collection.  Hood’s work comprises 119 pieces in the Permanent Collection; including 52 drawings, 27 collages, 34 paintings, and 6 etching and lithograph prints.

Texas Artists: Women of Abstraction presents the abstract work of 30 painters, sculptors, collage, mixed media, and installation artists from across the state of Texas. With Dorothy Hood featured central to our examination, it is fitting to expand on what can be seen by her contemporaries working in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. These contemporary artists bring us further into new approaches, working with ideas, using media in many different modes of making art, and in some cases, surprising materials…

The Art Museum of South Texas is grateful for the generosity and prolific output of these artists and their kind and helpful art galleries which include McClain Gallery, Moody Gallery, Inman GalleryFoltz Fine ArtLLCConduit GalleryBarry Whistler GalleryHolly Johnson GalleryErin Cluley GalleryGallery 1226, and Texas Gallery.

We offer our appreciation to numerous collectors and very special appreciation to the San Antonio Museum of Art for permission to add to the continuing historical examination and impact of the abstract artist’s visual dialogue.

This exhibition will be on view through Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
5:30 – 7:00 PM

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Brunch Amongst the Masters
Friday, February 4, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for brunch and an art discussion with a number of the artists included in the exhibitionTexas Artists: Women of Abstraction.  Following a delicious brunch prepared by Elizabeth’s at the Museum, AMST Curator, Deborah Fullerton, will lead a conversation between the artists and the audience in the H.E.B. Theater.
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Supported in part by:
Earl C. Sams Foundation
Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
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