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Oral history interview with Jesse Amado, 2004 May 31-June 7

Interviewee:
Amado, Jesse, 1951-  Search this
Amado, Jesse, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Ford, O'Neil  Search this
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco  Search this
Hickey, Dave  Search this
Davis, Barbara  Search this
Casas, Mel  Search this
Reynolds, Steve  Search this
Ramirez, Chuck  Search this
Holland, Rebecca  Search this
Finesilver Gallery  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248017
AAA_collcode_amado04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_248017
Online Media:

ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Artpace  Search this
Art Pace  Search this
Artpace San Antonio  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
San Antonio (Tex.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_104151

Oral history interview with Jesse Amado

Interviewee:
Amado, Jesse, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Finesilver Gallery  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Casas, Mel, 1929-2014  Search this
Davis, Barbara  Search this
Ford, O'Neil, 1905-  Search this
Hickey, Dave, 1940-  Search this
Holland, Rebecca, 1962-  Search this
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-  Search this
Ramirez, Chuck  Search this
Reynolds, Steve  Search this
Extent:
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 May 31-June 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jesse Amado conducted 2004 May 31 and June 7, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio, in San Antonio, Texas.
Includes artist's family background, personalities, and relationship of artist's mother and father; parents' occupations and the effect on the family; brother Gilbert; early influences and experiences in drawing; role of religion during childhood; experiences in school including parochial school and losing interest in 12th grade; experiences working with architect O'Neil Ford in high school; decision to go into the Navy; experiences and travels in the Navy; first impressions of New York City; interest in literature and reading on works and life, including T.S. Eliot, "Tom Sawyer," "The Odyssey;" first experiences with foreign film, especially L'Avventura; bilingualism including learning to speak English and it's possible influences on art; work after the Navy on a tanker; travels in Europe; New York City and experiences working and living there; decision to return to San Antonio; starting at San Antonio College and experience of returning to school; first paintings; attempt at teaching; joining the fire department and influences of that job on his art; MFA study at University of Texas, San Antonio; influences of professors including Steve Reynolds, Mel Casas, and Dave Hickey; major influential discussion with Dave Hickey and art that resulted; BFA show exhibition; beginnings of ideas of fragility and mutability in early pieces; relationship to Minimalism or Conceptual Art in works; the growing art scene in San Antonio and it's galleries, including FineSilver, Blue Star and Art Pace; relationships with other San Antonio artists including Franco Mondini, Chuck Ramirez, Rebecca Holland; discussion of Bemis Foundation show; artist's feelings on being a Latino or Chicano artist; possible Latino influences on his art; discussion of Latino culture and iconography; change from stronger tendencies in painting towards sculpture and installation pieces; discussion of works in the "Taking Liberties" exhibition [1992]; the artist's creation process; discussion of Antonioni's L'Avventura and its use in artist's work; use of text as a visual form; importance of backstory and context to artist's work; use of music and lyrics in work, including James Brown and the Beatles; interest in taglines and its use in art; interest in fashion especially fashion magazines and its use in art; introduction and use of DYMO tape in art; relationship and interactions with galleries and museums, especially the Whitney, Blue Star, FineSilver; Barbara Davis; use of digital photography in work; discussion of the economics of the gallery; the future of artist's work and the importance of the process for the artist in the future; role of Catholicism in artist's work; the exhibition "Renascence" at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston; influence of marriage and divorce on works.
Biographical / Historical:
Jesse Amadao (1951-) is an artist in San Antonio, Texas. Cary Cordoza (1970-) is an art historian.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 45 minutes.
Interview recorded on mini discs and compact discs.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.amado04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amado04
Online Media:

New works 95.4 : Cisco Jiménez, Leonardo Drew, Ken Little / ArtPace

Author:
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Jiménez, Cisco 1969-  Search this
Drew, Leonardo  Search this
Little, Ken Dawson 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6494.I56 N49 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650562

Mona Hatoum 99.2

Author:
Hatoum, Mona 1952-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Hatoum, Mona 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
[1999]
Call number:
N7276.8.H38 A4 1999b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805988

Simryn Gill 99.1

Author:
Gill, Simryn 1959-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Gill, Simryn 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Plants in art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .G55 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805989

Teresita Fernández : 98.4

Author:
Fernández, Teresita 1968-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Fernández, Teresita 1968-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.F426 A4 1999b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805991

Glenn Ligon 98.1

Author:
Ligon, Glenn 1960-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Ligon, Glenn 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N6537.L54 A4 1998
N6537.L35 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805993

Nancy Rubins 97.1

Author:
Rubins, Nancy 1952-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Rubins, Nancy 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
NB237.R778 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805997

Diana Thater 98.3

Author:
Thater, Diana 1962-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Thater, Diana 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.T455 A4 1998b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829122

Dreaming red : creating ArtPace / Linda Pace ... [et al.]

Author:
Pace, Linda  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Pace, Linda  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.) History  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Texas
San Antonio
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_705381

ArtPace : new works for a new space : Annette Messager : Felix Gonzalez-Torres : Jesse Amado

Title:
New works for a new space
Author:
Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art  Search this
Messager, Annette 1943-  Search this
González-Torres, Félix 1957-1996  Search this
Amado, Jesse 1951-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Messager, Annette 1943-  Search this
González-Torres, Félix 1957-1996  Search this
Amado, Jesse 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
22 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
[1995], c1993
Call number:
N6535.S23 P33 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796252

Catherine Lee : the alphabet series and other works

Author:
Lee, Catherine 1950-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Sonoma State University University Art Gallery  Search this
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Catherine 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : col. ill., port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Call number:
N6537.L44 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652187

Carolee Schneemann 99.1

Author:
Schneemann, Carolee 1939-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Schneemann, Carolee 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
N6537.S361 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005369

Floating island : Mike Osborne / Mike Osborne

Title:
Mike Osborne
Author:
Osborne, Mike 1978-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Osborne, Mike 1978-  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 200 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 x 34 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Wendover (Utah)
Date:
2013
[2013?]
Topic:
Landscape photography  Search this
Architectural photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.O79 A78 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1019880

Christian Marclay 99.4 / [text by David Frankel]

Author:
Marclay, Christian  Search this
Frankel, David 1954-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Marclay, Christian  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : col. ill. ; 25 x 60 cm. folded to 25 x 16 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Texas
San Antonio
Date:
2000
C2000
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Sound recordings--Album covers  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031730

Billboards : Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Artist:
González-Torres, Félix 1957-1996  Search this
Writer of added text:
Drutt, Matthew  Search this
Organizer:
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
González-Torres, Félix 1957-1996  Search this
Physical description:
188 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2014
Topic:
Billboards  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1060976

Bill Lundberg 98.3

Author:
Lundberg, Bill 1942-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Lundberg, Bill 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Video art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.L846 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923789

Xu Bing 96.3

Author:
Xu, Bing 1955-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Xu, Bing 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
[1996]
Topic:
Interactive art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N7349.X8 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_930534

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle 97.4

Author:
Manglano-Ovalle, Iñigo 1961-  Search this
ArtPace (Foundation : San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
International Artist-in-Residence Program  Search this
Subject:
Manglano-Ovalle, Iñigo 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.M354 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_934545

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