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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:

Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization) [Folder]

Additional name:
Blue Star Art Space  Search this
Blue Star  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_104153

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:

Monarchs Brown and Native contemporary artists in the path of the butterfly Risa Puleo

Title:
Brown and Native contemporary artists in the path of the butterfly
Author:
Puleo, Risa  Search this
Author:
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Blue Star Contemporary and Southwest School of Art (San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Soap Factory (Minneapolis, Minn.)  Search this
Physical description:
176 pages color illustrations 17 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
North America
Date:
2018
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N6512.7 .P85 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111838

Celia Alvarez Muñoz : stories your mother never told you : an exhibition / organized and toured by the Gallery at UTA

Title:
Stories your mother never told you
Author:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Carlozzi, Annette  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
University of Texas at Arlington Center for Research in Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2002
C2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_722679

Five Texas installations : Blackburn, Geffert, Little, Mims & Waters / curated by Jeffrey Moore

Title:
Blackburn, Geffert, Little, Mims & Waters
Blackburn, Geffert, Little, Mims and Waters
5 Texas installations
Author:
Moore, Jeffrey  Search this
Freudenheim, Susan  Search this
Blackburn, Ed 1947-  Search this
Geffert, Harry 1934-  Search this
Little, Ken Dawson 1947-  Search this
Mims, Jack 1943-  Search this
Waters, Sara  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Subject:
Little, Ken Dawson 1947-  Search this
Blackburn, Ed 1947-  Search this
Geffert, Harry 1934-  Search this
Mims, Jack 1943-  Search this
Waters, Sara  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
San Antonio
Date:
1989
C1989]
20th century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.T4 F58 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796255

In plain sight : abstract painting in Los Angeles / Frances Colpitt

Author:
Colpitt, Frances  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 21 x 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
ND230.C2 C65 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_608584

Vernon Fisher, swimming lesions : December 16, 1994 through February 12, 1995, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

Title:
Swimming lesions
Author:
Fisher, Vernon 1943-  Search this
Colpitt, Frances  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Subject:
Fisher, Vernon 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
[1994]
Call number:
N7433.4.F58 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636447

Chuck Ramirez : minimally baroque / [curator : Victor Zamudio-Taylor ; essays : Frances Colpitt ... [et al.]]

Title:
Minimally baroque
Author:
Ramirez, Chuck 1962-2010  Search this
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor  Search this
Ruiz-Healy Art  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
Subject:
Ramirez, Chuck 1962-2010  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
San Antonio
Date:
2011
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.R242 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014159

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