Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jennifer Steinkamp projection of "Madame Curie"

 Jennifer Steinkamp gave an interesting talk at the Bronowski Art and Science Lecture at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla on Sepember 6.
Below is the record of one visit I made to see her room sized video installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art a in downtown San Diego.  This video just gives a hint of what it is like to be surrounded by the oddly rhythmically moving gigantic flowers.
 Unfortunately the installation is no longer up, but it was a complete knock-out in terms of visual appeal.  The title related the projection to Marie Curie.  The connection is not too strong, but that doesn't dim the appeal.

For more about Steinkamp's work see .

Monday, September 24, 2012

Solo show: Interchange

To see some of my paintings in person why not go down to the :
Art Institute of CaliforniaSan Diego

7650 Mission Valley Rd, San Diego, CA - (858) 598-1200

My show “Interchange”  will be up from September 21 through November 3.
The reception will be Friday, October 5, 6-8 PM.  

The painting installation above, almost 12 feet in lenght (or 3.7 meters, for my metric-loving friends) is entitled "so long" and is based on images from Google Earth along the I-5 corridor that extends North from the border of California with Tijuana, Mexico.  This is a continuing project as I march up the coastline.

Other paintings in the show are from two other series. Pointed has some large paintings on polyester film based on interpretations of maps and puzzles. Chromophilia is a group of paintings that take their inspiration from the magic of machines.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Even more Idaho

What could be more fun than finding the fossilized footprint of a camel from about 60,000 years ago on the sand shore of a reservoir in Idaho?  We were led by a bona fide paleontologist so I am not making this up.   When your looking for something and find a perfect specimen it is indeed a thing of beauty - heading towards the sublime.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gabriele Munter

Tutzing by Gabriele Munter, 1908
This charming painting is currently on view at the San Diego Museum of Art.  Munter was a student and then "companion" of Kandinsky.  His influence is hinted at in the vibrant colors and loose composition in her paintings, but she also brings a lively quality all her own.  There are several of her paintings in this show of expressionist art at the museum.  The exhibition has many gems by very well known artists, but also excellent ones by those with quieter artistic careers.