Open Studio  | 1315 East 13th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 | 3pm-11pm, Saturday, August 24, 2019    https://www.facebook.com/events/446872819236495   This will be  Saul Jerome San Juan 's last open studio at his current space in the Swede Hill neighborhood of East Austin before his lease ends end of October.  Saul Jerome 's entire inventory of paintings will be on display with many for sale, including the remaining pieces in his series included in LikeSness at Northern-Southern Gallery in summer 2019 (plus a few new paintings from that series), his latest 7x5" plein air landscapes, his tubing selfie paintings from 2018, his rarely displayed 48x32" large-scale oil pastel portrait on paper from 2010, and commissioned portraits in progress.

Open Studio | 1315 East 13th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 | 3pm-11pm, Saturday, August 24, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/446872819236495


This will be Saul Jerome San Juan's last open studio at his current space in the Swede Hill neighborhood of East Austin before his lease ends end of October. Saul Jerome's entire inventory of paintings will be on display with many for sale, including the remaining pieces in his series included in LikeSness at Northern-Southern Gallery in summer 2019 (plus a few new paintings from that series), his latest 7x5" plein air landscapes, his tubing selfie paintings from 2018, his rarely displayed 48x32" large-scale oil pastel portrait on paper from 2010, and commissioned portraits in progress.

Gay Guys Gaze: Pin-up/Dialog  | 1315 East 13th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 | 7pm-9pm, Monday, August 26, 2019    https://www.facebook.com/events/224700285077212/   Matthew Conway III and Saul Jerome San Juan pin-up their art and dialog on their own respective art practices exploring the gay guys' gaze.   Dialog will begin at 7pm, followed by mingling at 8pm.   Parental discretion is advised due to the nudity integral to Conway's work and the liberally candid nature of the discussion between the two artists. This public pin-up and dialog will occur in the cozy comfort of San Juan's home in East Austin. Light refreshments will be served, and guests are welcome to bring their preferred beverage to enjoy with the art and company.

Gay Guys Gaze: Pin-up/Dialog | 1315 East 13th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 | 7pm-9pm, Monday, August 26, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/224700285077212/


Matthew Conway III and Saul Jerome San Juan pin-up their art and dialog on their own respective art practices exploring the gay guys' gaze.

Dialog will begin at 7pm, followed by mingling at 8pm.

Parental discretion is advised due to the nudity integral to Conway's work and the liberally candid nature of the discussion between the two artists. This public pin-up and dialog will occur in the cozy comfort of San Juan's home in East Austin. Light refreshments will be served, and guests are welcome to bring their preferred beverage to enjoy with the art and company.

LikeSness  | Northern-Southern Gallery | May 30-July 9, 2019   https://northern-southern.com/  Six contemporary points-of-view on the human face and figure in painting, drawing, and sculpture, curated by Phillip Niemeyer: Adrian Armstrong, Dawn Okoro, Jean Smith, Laura Lit, Ryan Sandison Montgomery, Saul Jerome San Juan   “…Saul Jerome San Juan runs Atelier 1205 over on Cesar Chavez, and we've long been impressed by his curatorial decisions. In his section of "Likesness," we see the sort of deep drafting skill that backs up his creative résumé... These aren't bold depictions like Okoro's, and they aren't the OMG-is-that-a-photo paintings that Lit does when she's not busy with paper clay. These are drawings of human faces that look like drawings of human faces; but they're the sort of renditions that are so good that other artists, when regarding them, might think, "Well, fuck, why do I even bother picking up a pencil?" You know what we mean… That's just three out of the six artists represented in this show. It's not that the others aren't worth noting; it's that there's a certain word count available and that, anyway, we're not going to tell you all that you can easily see for yourself. Because right now, Northern-Southern is full of people – and you should be, however briefly, among them.”  —Wayne Alan Brenner (   https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2019-06-07/likesness/   )

LikeSness | Northern-Southern Gallery | May 30-July 9, 2019

https://northern-southern.com/

Six contemporary points-of-view on the human face and figure in painting, drawing, and sculpture, curated by Phillip Niemeyer: Adrian Armstrong, Dawn Okoro, Jean Smith, Laura Lit, Ryan Sandison Montgomery, Saul Jerome San Juan

“…Saul Jerome San Juan runs Atelier 1205 over on Cesar Chavez, and we've long been impressed by his curatorial decisions. In his section of "Likesness," we see the sort of deep drafting skill that backs up his creative résumé... These aren't bold depictions like Okoro's, and they aren't the OMG-is-that-a-photo paintings that Lit does when she's not busy with paper clay. These are drawings of human faces that look like drawings of human faces; but they're the sort of renditions that are so good that other artists, when regarding them, might think, "Well, fuck, why do I even bother picking up a pencil?" You know what we mean… That's just three out of the six artists represented in this show. It's not that the others aren't worth noting; it's that there's a certain word count available and that, anyway, we're not going to tell you all that you can easily see for yourself. Because right now, Northern-Southern is full of people – and you should be, however briefly, among them.”
—Wayne Alan Brenner (
https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2019-06-07/likesness/)