Thursday, April 17, 2014

Unveiling Texas art exhibition with Jose Vives-Atsara and Russell Stephenson

For Immediate Release:

Join J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art ~Boerne May 10, 2014 at 4 pm – 8pm as they feature “Unveiling Texas”, a two person exhibition featuring Jose Vives-Atsara (1919 - 2004) and Russell Stephenson (b. 1973)

Two artists 50 years apart sought to capture the timeless sensibility that we know as the Texas, Southwest and Mexican landscapes. Through individual aspirations, artistic interpretations and geographic assimilations, we discover that half a century adds even more lineage to the pictorial depiction of Texas story; brought forth between generational Texpatriots.

In the 1960’s San Antonio painter Jose Vives-Atsara, dove into landscape abstraction during a time when Abstract Expressionism was in its infancy. Highlights of his decade’s long artistic career include a city of San Antonio initiated gift to the Pope John Paul II for the Vatican presented by Archbishop Patrick Flores in 1987 to painted contributions within the art collection of Juan Carlos, King of Spain. His artwork is in the collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art and many prominent private collections. Most of his abstract landscapes have never been seen before.

San Antonio artist Russell Stephenson gives us a throng of meditative, romantic and warm golden-brown abstract landscapes; capturing the setting sun or the dawning of a new day in his Panoramic Texas series. With glazes, textures, and a mastered control of pressure, Stephenson lays forth bountiful clouds and atmospheres that dance across the Texas skies ~ a pictorial grandeur to the majestic skyline; visually reinforcing the “big and bright” of the revered Texas tune.


J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne


“Unveiling Texas”, a two person exhibition featuring Jose Vives-Atsara (1919- 2004) and Russell Stephenson (1973 - ). A fifty year survey exhibition of abstract landscapes.


Opening : Saturday, May 10, 2014, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free and open to the Public


JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne

305 S. Main St Boerne, TX 78006 ph. 830-816-5106

J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art / 305 S. Main / Boerne, TX. 78006 / 830-816-5106

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