Waking Dream comprises significant works by Do Ho Suh, Leonardo Drew, Teresita Fernández, Wangechi Mutu and Cornelia Parker, as well as works by a number of San Antonio-based artists, including Ana Fernandez, Cruz Ortiz, Chuck Ramirez and Ethel Shipton. Mirroring the interests and character of Pace herself, Waking Dream underscores several themes reflected in the Linda Pace Foundation Collection, including the creative self, notions of home, vulnerability and resilience.
The eastern gallery features art works that reflect ideas of home and the everyday. Unexpected materials, distortions, and shifts in scale transform familiar images into gently surreal objects. Do Ho Suh’s Hub, 3rd Floor, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London N1 7ST, UK (2016) anchors the space. This sheer fabric structure–at once imposing and ineffable–recreates the artist’s memory of his London apartment, illuminated as the glowing natural light spills into the galleries.
An artist herself, Linda Pace deeply admired the working processes and risk taking of other artists. Waking Dreams highlights several works from the collection which emphasize act of creation and the image of the artist. Wangechi Mutu’s This second Dreamer (2017) suggests a self-portrait which links African and modernist references, placing the artist within a global context.
1. Wangechi Mutu
This second Dreamer, 2017
5.5 x 15 x 16 in.
© Wangechi Mutu
Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City San Antonio, Texas
2. Do Ho Suh
Hub, 3rd Floor, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London N1 7ST, UK, 2016
Polyester fabric and stainless steel
102.5 x 183 x 80 in.
© Do Ho Suh, courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York
Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas