Art Opening: Subject Matters

July 8, 2019/ by Olivia Ramirez

On Wednesday, July 10th from 4:30-6:30PM, we’re celebrating Subject Matters, a new show curated by Alpha’a at The Yard: Lincoln Square. Featured in the show are photographers Charlie Kitchen, Eliseu Cavalcante, and Belinda Téllez.

About the Exhibit

What ties this stunning, two-story collection together is the artists’ prominent essence of self, which is present in their interpretations of their subject matter. Hailing from different parts of the world and influenced by their unique upbringings, each of the artists infuses traits of themselves within the way that they craft their work. Charlie Kitchen’s work, for example, is influenced by his fascination with science. Eliseu Cavalcante shows his respect for nature by revealing its magnitude, and Belinda Téllez creates visually captivating stories, in part due to her experience as a writer.

About the Artists

San Antonio based artist Charlie Kitchen creates photography that revolves around the ways in which the photographic process can be physically manipulated. The photographic process is a relatively untapped medium with an extensive set of variables that can be altered at any point. He is drawn to the idea of creating new systems through this sort of pseudo scientific experimentation.

Artwork by Charlie Kitchen

Art by Charlie Kitchen

Eliseu Cavalcante is a Brazilian-American photographer whose work focuses on different cultures, environmental issues, and social change. What most fascinates him as a photographer is to have the power to show people something they’ve never seen before. He often finds these things in life’s simple moments. The way he captures moments represents the way he was raised, learning to respect nature and its magnitude.

Artwork by Eliseu Cavalcante

Art by Eliseu Cavalcante

Belinda Téllez is a self-taught fine art photographer and art director from Venezuela. As a child, she lived immersed in the world of words, reading from Lewis Carroll to Pessoa and Borges. She always thought she would become a writer but destiny turned her into a photographer. Her transition from the world of words, to the world of images was like that of moving to another house, but taking all the furniture along with you.

Artwork by Belinda Téllez

Art by Belinda Téllez

We’re thrilled to have these beautiful works at The Yard and hope you’ll join us at opening night!

This exhibition is part of The Yard Art Program, which features seasonally rotating art exhibitions and permanent collections across The Yard’s locations. You can read more about our current exhibitions on our blog.