Hamon Arts Library

Current Exhibitions


Chromarray: Works by Constance Lowe

Opening Reception: Friday April 6, 5-7PM

On view April 6 – May 27, 2018

Artist Talk by Constance Lowe 5:45 PM

The Hawn Gallery presents Chromarray, work by San Antonio-based artist Constance Lowe, featuring works from her Garden City (Air to Ground) and FabCom and Chromarray series.Lowe’s work examines the intersection between nature and humans’ built environments, with a special focus on biology, mathematics, psychology and agriculture. Lowe’s most recent series, Garden City (Air to Ground) (2015)takes its inspiration from circular and gridded NASA satellite photos of Midwestern fields. The landscapes contain personal connotations to Lowe as they represent land once owned by her family. Lowe uses a range of materials in her work such as dyed calfskin, wool, felt, translucent drafting film, and photographic reproductions of nature. Lowe’s blending of natural and synthetic materials reveal how nature can be manufactured and our constructed world made to appear naturally occurring. These pieces reveal the social implications of human being’s dissonance from nature.

More about Constance Lowe's Work can be found here


Texas Women Artists: Selections from Bywaters Special Collections

August 21, 2017- August 5, 2018
Hamon Arts Library Second Floor

The metalwork, photographs, prints, and sculpture selected for this exhibition are from the holdings of Bywaters Special Collections, located in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library. Each woman represented in the exhibition had early art training, most of it professional, yet career paths diverged as they became curators, educators, gallery directors, metalsmiths, printmakers, and sculptors. The first artist represented is Louise Heuser Wueste (Wüste), a “pioneer” since she is the first known professionally-trained woman artist to arrive in Texas in the mid-nineteenth century. Many other women artists followed in her footsteps, and their legacy is still felt today in works of art they created and organizations they established.

In view of the fragile nature of the works of art shown in this exhibition, reproductions of the originals are exhibited. Photographs not from Bywaters Special Collections are noted in credit information.


Other material on display

Bywaters Special Collections exhibitions