Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Behind Every Walmart" arte for auction by Kimberly Aubuchon

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Title: Behind Every Walmart, 2008
Dimensions: 48 in x 36 in
Estimated Value: $1000

Kimberly Aubuchon 
Born 1967 Belleville, IL
Lives and works in San Antonio, TX

Kimberly Aubuchon is an artist, curator, and gallery director who was born in rural Illinois in 1967 on an air force base, grew up in Missouri, and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with a great boyfriend, and two cats. She earned a BFA in 2001 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in painting and drawing.  An exhibiting artist herself, she has recently had solo exhibitions, 
For the Birds at Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2008); and A Freak’s Show in Gallery 4 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX (2007); and recent group shows include, 74th Annual San Antonio Artist League Exhibition at the San Antonio Art League, TX (2008); Bowling in the Wind at Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX (2007); Forking Paths at Mode Gallery, Chicago, IL (2007); Welcome to Ma├▒aland at fl!ght gallery, San Antonio, TX (2007); and Letterforms at 1906 Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2007). 

In 2002, Aubuchon founded Unit B (Gallery), an artist-run gallery space, in her apartment just south of downtown Chicago.  During its Chicago incarnation the gallery exhibited 120 artists in 30 group shows, and 3 art fairs.  Now located in San Antonio, TX in a domestic duplex apartment since January 2006, the San Antonio re-incarnation has showcased 49 artists and 6 guest curators in 12 group shows.  Aubuchon has also curated and co-curated independent group shows in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, and San Antonio.  Her most recent curatorial projects include 
Min-Tse Chen:Story at Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2008); and the traveling exhibitionGoin’ Mobile which has and will travel through Houston, Chicago, San Antonio, and Laredo (2007-09).  

Working by day as an archivist at Artpace, Aubuchon is surrounded by the art world, in fact she knows no other world.  She is very involved in the San Antonio arts community, is a member of the Friends of Contemporary Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art, is on the Board of Directors of Contemporary Art Month, is currently serving on the Artist Selection Committee for Luminaria, and has served on the Artists Foundations ArtBall Entertainment Committee. 

This piece is one of many we will feature here on "The Mero Hueso" that will be available for auction at the Huevos Rancheros Gala and Silent Art Auction on October 3, 2009. Please note that the estimated value will not be the same as the minimum bid. The purpose of posting the art online is to pique your interest; you cannot pre-bid on or purchase a piece. But get hyped-- the art will look EVEN BETTER in person!!!

Even though you can't bid on a piece before Huevos, you can purchase a pre-sale ticket by calling San Anto at 210.226.7466. In the spirit of generosity, there is no set price for a pre-sale ticket, but the cost for SACA to host the event is $35. 

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