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Stuart Allen is an artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. He has shown photographs, kites and sculpture in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. His work is found in many private and public collections including the Tokyo Kite Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the DiRosa Art Preserve, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and U.S. Embassy collections in Canada, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Georgia. Allen has completed permanent public art commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and the Police Headquarters building in Davis, CA. His work has been published in a variety of books and journals including: Picturing California’s Other Landscape: the Great Central Valley, Terra Nova: Nature and Culture, You Are Here: the Journal of Creative Geography, Zyzzyva and Artweek. Allen has lectured or served as a visiting artist at many fine institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Weisman Art Museum, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a number of university art departments nationwide. Allen studied architecture at Kansas University and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Kelly Lyons, their daughter Aidan and son Vincent. Allen is represented by the following galleries: PDNB, Dallas, TX; JayJay, Sacramento, CA; Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Australia; Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO.
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David Ruben Article: Glasstire

San Antonio-based Stuart Allen is an artist who wears many hats. Although he has exhibited sculptural and photographic works around the U.S. since 1992 and has more than 35 solo shows under his belt, Allen is also active in the public-art arena, where he has completed over a dozen permanent installation projects and has assumed consulting and managerial roles…

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Exhibition: Paper Sky

Paper Sky is the first collaborative, modular installation from Bridge Projects, a new endeavor by Stuart Allen and Cade Bradshaw that hosts kite and art making workshops. More information here: www.bridgesatx.com

The installation was fabricated by a gathering of artists and non-artists. Given size and material constraints, participants created multiple modules to contribute to the final installation. Constructed with humble materials, bond paper, wire and staples (lots and lots of staples), the completed installation is surprisingly transformative. Assembled together, and building on the strength found in READ MORE

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Lisa Volpe on the KANSAS series

“I never want to see another picture of ________.” Industry veterans share their pet peeves on themes in contemporary photography. In this series they present their “rule” along with five photographs that break the rule in an effort to show that great work is the exception to the rule.”

Rule Setter: Lisa Volpe, Curator, Wichita Art Museum
Rule Breaker: Stuart Allen

I never want to see another pixelated photograph again. READ MORE

Grand Opening: Play @Yanaguana Garden

What:

PLAY is a series of 6 new public art projects for Yanaguana Garden at HemisfairPark, downtown San Antonio, TX. Artists include: Alex Rubio, Karen MahaffyJennifer Khoshbin, Joey Fauerso, Justin Boyd and Stuart Allen. The series was curated and project managed by lead artist Stuart Allen.

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Collection of the City of San Antonio, commissioned through Public Art San Antonio.READ MORE

Exhibition: Distortions

Two bodies of photographic work, Soap Bubbles (2014-2015) and Glass (2015), examine the peculiarities of light.

Fl!ight Gallery
In the Blue Start Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
Opening reception: Friday, September 18th from 6-9 pm.

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Fl!ght Gallery
134 Blue Star
San Antonio TX 78204
210.872.2586

Exhibition: Departures and Arrivals

Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX

September 17 – November 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sep. 17 , 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Departures and Arrivals: curated by Mark Hogensen, presents artworks from San Antonio artists that have strengthened and stretched the drawing genre. Drawing, has long been considered the most elemental of the visual arts. From the hands of these artists, the viewer will discover a wide range of process, media and content.READ MORE

Kite Table Fabrication

Fabrication of The Kite Table underway, a new public project for the redevelopment of Hemisfair Park in San Antonio.

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Exhibition: Wichita Art Museum

Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
May 30 – September 13, 2015

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen’s photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image’s capture but the perpetual changes of nature.

www.wichitaartmuseum.org

View the work