Sala Diaz

James Cobb: Tooky Jelly

March 6 - April 5, 2015

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 2PM-7PM


Tooky Jelly is a small collection of James Cobb’s recent work, the continuation of a long-term attempt to pursue intuitive image making as a reflection and distillation of thinking, experiences and influences. The exhibit features work created digitally and printed on metal—labor intensive, though untouched by human hands save for the firm grip on a mouse. The series was created during a two-year period between early 2013 and early 2015. 

Curated by Hills Snyder.



James Cobb has lived and worked in San Antonio for over thirty years. A D-I-Y practitioner, Cobb first became interested in art through the Mail Art movement, eventually transitioning into oil painting, digital image creation and musical forays. Recent group shows include Go West 1, the First Bilateral Contemporary Art Exhibit Between France and Texas, held at UNESCO’S Hall Ségur in Paris and the William Tower Gallery, Houston; and Psychedelic, Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s at the San Antonio Museum of Art. One-person exhibitions include Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Cardiff, Wales; and Osaka, Japan. He currently divides his time between working with computer-aided graphics and painting. Later this year, Cobb will be working on a collaborative installation with UK artist Andre Stitt at Flight Gallery in San Antonio.


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Sala Diaz, a 501(c) 3 exhibition space, is an experimental venue for contemporary art established in 1995.

Located in the heart of the Southtown Cultural Arts District, Sala Diaz provides a unique venue for the exhibition of new and challenging work, and fosters lasting exchange between our city and creative communities abroad. Housed in the same residential structure as the gallery, The Casa Chuck Arts Residency is an invitational program through which Sala Diaz provides critics, curators and writers a haven for varied creative pursuits. Initiated in 2011, the residency honors the legacy of visionary artist, arts advocate and bon vivant Chuck Ramirez who died the previous year. Official residents spend one month living in Ramirez’ former abode, exploring and interacting with the surrounding arts community. In between official residencies, Sala/Casa hosts a wide variety of arts professionals including critics, curators, musicians, scholars and visual artists. Sala Diaz is supported by fluent~collaborative and numerous private individuals.



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