San Antonio – This past Thursday an art show called Local Exposure was organized by artist Defcon Cali. It was held at Brick at Blue Star. Many visual artists displayed their work and a number of hip hop artists and poets performed.
I sat down with Defcon Cali for a second to ask what the show was all about.
“Local exposure is all about not only being a musical artist, but having the eyes to see other types of artists; acrylic, oil paints, graffiti, pretty much anything. We are giving them an opportunity to put themselves out there. A lot of these artist are graduates of UTSA , Trinity, UT Austin, and even from up in Houston, They made it down here to display their art. The reason why I wanted to do this is because they are all independent artists.There is a lot of Machismo here in San Antonio so it’s kind of hard to put your work where you really want it without being “socially accepted.”
A lot of people, not to talk shit or anything, get stuck on their couch, they don’t want to step up and actually open up their minds and words. Everyone has a voice . This is one place that you can use it . You don’t have to be in some sort of hierarchy or group. We are all contemporary artists living an independent life.”
I shot some video as well and put together a small recap below: