Three Walls is an artist-run gallery that creates a venue for artists where they feel free to take risks with their work. The gallery encourages both visual artists and musicians to expand on and stretch the current ideas they are working with,... Read More
Three Walls is an artist-run gallery that creates a venue for artists where they feel free to take risks with their work. The gallery encourages both visual artists and musicians to expand on and stretch the current ideas they are working with, and is devoted to supporting both emerging artists from San Antonio, and national/international emerging artists. Three Walls held its inaugural exhibition in June 1999 with San Antonio artist Veronica Fernandez, and mounts 9-10 exhibitions annually. The following projects are a sampling of the pieces made by some of the artists who have shown at Three Walls during the past 8 years: Randy Wallace’s Gyromancer, a hybrid of sculpture, installation, sound, and performance, was as intense as it was gorgeously put together. Leigh Anne Lester’s Century marked the turn of the century by constructing a large-scale agave, or century plant, out of clear plastic. This hand sewn piece was of particular note, as it was both extremely large, yet “invisible”. San Francisco artist Chris Musgrave constructed a sound and vision piece entitled Interstice. Miami artist Gavin Perry’s interest in low-rider culture was the inspiration for his exhibition Scenario. He made a video of a homemade “bed” that jumped up and down on a hydraulic system, mimicking the funk of the real low-rider. Austin film artist Luke Savisky constructed a hoop skirt that the audience had to slide under and look up to see projected images. Alex Lopez’s In Search Of was a poignant and somewhat haunting installation incorporating sculpture and video. Rae Culbert’s Silly Bastards was political, controversial, and extremely powerful on a number of levels, and stirred an uproar the night of his opening. San Antonio band Buttercup’s Audience of One was a huge sensation with lines of people waiting to get in all night long to hear a song tailored on the spot especially for them.