Wednesday, July 22, 2015

(Con) text opening on Saturday

I am enjoying participating in some group shows this year.  I will be showing this Braille based painting, "Awe Some" at the San Diego Art Institute as it presents “(Con)text: Rethinking Language in Art” on July 25, 2015 at 6 pm in Balboa Park. It is a special treat to be in the re-vitalized SDAI.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015



The San DiegArt Institut(SDAI) is pleased tpresent "(Con)text: Rethinking Language in Art" on July 25 at 6pm in Balboa Park.

This exhibition invited artists of all media in Southern California/Baja Norte to submit work incorporating text, language, coding, spoken word, literature, books, and other aesthetic materials into their work. The exhibition includes a special sound component by Suzanne Thorpe, an installation by SDAI's artist-in-residence Nina Preisendorfer, and performances by Arzu Ozkal and Perry Vasquez.

In tandem with this exhibition will be a youth art component by students from San Miguel Elementary in Lemon Grove, created through SDAI's in-school teaching artist program, a solo exhibition by Judith Parenio, as well as the unveiling of a large-scale installation by renowned artist Raul Guerrero.

Participating artists in "(Con)text: Rethinking Language in Art" are: Irene Abraham, Wick Alexander, James Anthony, Jon-Loren Bazan, Robin Bright, Colin Burns, Stefani Byrd, Kim Cruz, Kristina Bell Di Tullo, Patrick Donovan, Dani Dodge, Matt Dunn, Richard Gleaves, Marina Grize, Vijay Hingorani, Heidi Kayser, Kenny King, Alexander Kohnke, Stephanie Lindquist, Elena Lomakin, Omar Lopex, Andrew Mandinach, Chris Martino, Bhavna Mehta, Christian Michaels, Arzu Ozkal, Keith Parks, Shauna Peck, Robert Pendleton, Judy Pike, Nina Preisendorfer, Barbara Romain, Deanne Sabeck, Ned Snider, Cheryl Sorg, Vicki Teague-Cooper, Suzanne Thorpe, Bradley Tsalyuk and Corey Dunlap, Perry Vasquez, Tina Ybarra

The opening reception takeplacat San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, July 25. The exhibition will run until August 23. FomorinformationcalSDAI a619.236.0011.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Two good ones and more at the OCMA

It is not too late to catch two outstanding shows at the Orange County Museum of Art. Both are on until May 24.
Fred Tomaselli has an interesting series of uber-paintings covering pages torn from the New York Times. They are very engaging and play on a lively mixture of pattern, color and text to get their point across.

There also is an exhibit called Alien She which has a tremendous amount of material about the  feminist Riot Grrl movement.  Lots of reading material, zines, photographs, videos and larger works by artists Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts, and Stephanie Syjuco.

And don't forget: A room with recent acquisitions by the museum including this enchanting kinetic sculpture Handbag, by Jim Lambie from 1999.

This small museum always has some interesting work on exhibit often working against the stereotype of the neighborhood.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Women at War

The exhibit showcases the diverse ideas of this talented group of artists from FIG.

The exhibit will be up through April 23 at Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College

Check out the FIG blog for some additional photos of the event.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Another opening, another show - Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College

"Women at War" is a group show that is opening up soon at the Hyde Gallery at Grossmont College.
This is a provocative exhibit with artists interpreting this theme in different ways.  Just seeing the various takes, personal and political, that carries these artists away is interesting.  
The opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.
And guess what - there is free parking then!

This is my painting, Memory,  that is one of the offerings at the show.

Featured artists include Anna Stump, Bhavna Mehta, Cindy Zimmerman, Daphne Hill, Ginger Rosser, Irene Abraham, Jeanne Dunn, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Kathi McCord, Kathy Miller, Kathy Nida, Kim Niehams, Lauren Carrera, Lisa Hutton, Lynn Susholtz, Moya Devine, Nilly Gill, Pasha Turley, Stephanie Bedwell, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Hill&Stump, Terrilynn Quick and Therese Rossi.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Beyond the Landscape

The Beyond the Landscape group show at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery has closed, but here are some scenes from the exhibit.  For even more pictures check out the  FIG blog.

This was as chance for the artists to consider alternatives to traditional images of the landscape. These works go different places than the usual views of the (glorious though it is) ocean, fabulous sunsets and verdant fields that surround us Southern California.