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“Diss this (Dis)Agreement” presented by South Texas College Art Department

The South Texas College Art Department presents "Diss this (Dis)Agreement," an art exhibition featuring works by artist, David Alcantar.

The exhibit opens on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and will be available to view Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 4, 2018, at the Art Department Gallery located on the Pecan Campus, Building B-103.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Alcantar will be present during the reception to give an artist talk. The exhibition, artist talk, and reception are free and open to the public.

Born in Laredo, David Alcantar received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in general studio art practices with an emphasis on drawing and painting. He received his MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Colorado–Boulder. During that time, Alcantar said he identified more with the conceptual nature of the sculptural faculty than that of painting. He currently works and resides in San Antonio.

Alcantar says his interest in art reveals the ability to address what is universal, and displays beauty that exists in the world. His current work concerns human behavior, especially in regards to negotiation and the impact of negotiated decisions on narratives and relationships between people, environments, and experiences.

His two-dimensional work tackles the challenge of reconciling the internalized and time-based activity of negotiation with the static nature of paintings, which heighten the awareness of what is a common and the continual human experience.

For more information regarding the exhibition, please contact Federico Gonzalez Jr., Gallery Assistant at 956-872-2501 or artgallery@southtexascollege.edu.