Event Title
University of California, San Diego MFA exhibition
Name UCSD University Art Gallery
Address 9500 Gilman Drive Mandeville Center
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92093
Opening Hours 11:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday > Sunday
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 858-524-2107
Email uag@ucsd.edu
Web Site http://uag.ucsd.edu
   
Contact Isabelle Lutterodt  
Fee
Reception Date 5-28-0
Dates Starts On 5-29-2009   Ends On 6-28-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 11:00 A.M.
Event Description MFA 2009
Selected work by the graduating Master of Fine Arts students from the University of California San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts

Robert Becraft, Susannah Bielak, Micha Cardenas, Matthew Coors, James Enos, Kael Greco, Nico Herbst, Esteban Martinez, Gretchen Mercedes, Clare Parry, Omar Pimienta, Yvonne Venegas, Julia Westerbeke



29 May > 28 June 2009

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present its annual exhibition of work by the completing class 2009-2010 of Masters of Visual Arts students, from the Department of Visual Arts, at the University of California, San Diego. The exhibition of these thirteen emerging artists reflects the culmination of their time spent at UCSD and ranges from painting and sculpture to video, photography and installation.

Robert Becraft assembles films from distressed images and footage of made objects and tableaux that look back to a time of stylized experimentation. Susannah Bielak’s fascination with earthquakes and their effects are represented through text, documentation, staged simulations and carving images into domestic tabletops traversing the territory between human and geographic disaster. Micha Cárdenas’ recent 365 hour performance “Becoming Dragon” immersed her in the online 3D environment of Second Life through which she explored issues of transgender and identity. Matthew Coors’ composite photographs focus on elements of disquiet in our urban environment. Combining wildlife with architecture his images tap into our fears of the unknown. James Enos maps and animates the confluence of landscapes in sculptural and pictorial form. His three dimensional collages intertwine a range of different architectural forms with modes of transportation, tracts of greenery and the products of an industrialized society. Kael Greco celebrates the video gaming experience with colorful explosive videos that collapses the experience of a multitude of play scenarios into a single screen. Nico Herbst multi-screen video installations mix together created incidences and casual footage to create a space for sensual surrender. Esteban Martinez’s fake cactus and ice cream cart proposes an alternative form of watching to the sanctioned U.S. surveillance of the San Diego/Tijuana border. Gretchen Mercedes video diptych unites contemporary footage of a helicopter approaching a boat out at sea and found Super 8 footage of an unknown island, thus allowing two different periods to come together. Clare Parry paints onto the surface of found wallpapers, proposing them as carrier of memory, a screen for reflection and site for the investigation of the possibilities of painting. Omar Pimienta fuses together American and Mexican culture in films and sculptural form that both speaks to its origins while proposing the possibility of something new that exists between the imagination and the image. Yvonne Venegas’ latest photographic series focuses on a powerful Tijuana family and the world they have created. Their framing speaks of the tenuousness of her relationship to them as well as her ability to move within and negotiate that space. Julia Westerbeke’s twisting organic shapes that make up her creeping and sprawling installations are created through the manipulation of decidedly inorganic materials. Graphically present in black and white they propose a new form and order of beauty.


The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm. For further information please ring 858 534 2107 or email uag@ucsd.edu.


Event Title
HOMING IN: AN EXHIBTION OF 50 SAN DIEGO ARTISTS
Name Quint Contemporary Art
Address 7739 Drury Lane
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92037
Opening Hours 6PM - 8PM
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 858-454-3409
Email info@quintgallery.com
Web Site http://www.quintgallery.com
   
Contact Ben Strauss-Malcolm  
Fee Free
Reception Date 5-29-0
Dates Starts On 5-29-2009   Ends On 7-11-2009
Opening Days Tuesday - Saturday 11AM to 5:30PM
Opening Time 06:00 A.M.
Event Description The work of San Diego’s top tier contemporary artists hasn’t been seen in the same place at the same time since 1985, when the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art presented “A San Diego Exhibition: Forty-Two Emerging Artists.”

Quint Contemporary Art brings this long drought to an end with Homing In: An Exhibition of 50 San Diego Artists. The show presents paintings, photographs, video and sculpture; features abstraction and representation; and offers moods ranging from hot to cool - all in formats less than 24” wide due to the limited space available.

Some of the exhibition’s artists are in their fifties, sixties and older; and were part of the La Jolla Museum’s survey nearly a quarter century ago. The exhibition’s younger artists, those in their twenties, thirties, and forties may have no recollection whatsoever of that earlier survey.

This exhibition is organized by gallery director Ben Strauss-Malcolm and in a move that’s unusual in the competitive world of contemporary art galleries he invited many artists affiliated with other local galleries to participate in order to make the exhibition more reflective of the full gamut of work coming out of studios in the San Diego region.

Anyone interested in the look and conditions of art in San Diego today is encouraged to visit this exhibition.

Artists in this exhibition include:

DAVID ADEY, WICK ALEXANDER, MICHAEL JAMES ARMSTRONG, BARRY BELL, ADAM BELT, DORIS BITTAR, ROBIN BRIGHT, KELSEY BROOKES, DAN CAMP, CLAUDIA CANO, KENNETH CAPPS, ALIDA CERVANTES, MATT COORS, LAEL CORBIN, STEPHEN P. CURRY, PHILIP CUSTER, EINAR & JAMEX DE LA TORRE, ROMAN DE SALVO, BRIAN DICK, TOM DRISCOLL, AMANDA FARBER, MANNY FARBER, STEVE GIBSON, RAUL GUERRERO, JOANNE HAYAKAWA, LOUIS HOCK, JAY JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER LEE, JEAN LOWE, KIM MACCONNEL, HEATHER MARTIN, ZAC MONDAY, RICHARD ALLEN MORRIS, ANNE MUDGE, MARIE NAJERA, PATRICIA PATTERSON, IANA QUESNELL, CHRIS REILLY, ALLISON RENSHAW, GAIL ROBERTS, JOHN ROGERS, ELLEN SALK, ITALO SCANGA, PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN, LYNN SCHUETTE, BARBARA SEXTON, ERNEST SILVA, JAMES SKALMAN, MATT STALLINGS, PERRY VASQUEZ, VICKI WALSH


Event Title
A Brief Encounter
Name Brokers Gallery
Address The Brokers Gallery 402 Market Street
City San Diego
State CA.
Zip 92101
Opening Hours 7 to 9
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619-921-5089/61
Email ychobo@yahoo.com
Web Site http//www.chobo.com
   
Contact Honza Prokoffska  
Fee Free
Reception Date 5-29-2009
Dates Starts On 5-29-2009   Ends On 6-21-2009
Opening Days Friday, May 29 from 7 to 9 and by appointment thereafter.
Opening Time 07:00 A.M.
Event Description the recent works of Engel and Xhobo...although different but working astoundingly together,unstretched canvasses with framed ones,large scale works together with miniatures...exclusively figurative paintings,echoing sometimes themes of old masters like dutch paintings of 17th century.


Event Title
SWIVEL~a petite fashion soirée of couture
Name Planet Rooth Studio Gallery
Address 3811 Ray Street
City North Park, San Diego
State CA
Zip 92104
Opening Hours 7:00PM – Registration & Cocktails 8:15PM – Fashion Show 8:45PM – Open House
Location 0
Telephone 619.297.9663
Email anjela@planetrooth.com
Web Site http://www.planetrooth.com
   
Contact Anjela Piccard  
Fee VIP seating $10 (to benefit SCAEP.org) general free
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-29-2009   Ends On 5-29-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 07:00 A.M.
Event Description SWIVEL~ a petite fashion soirée of couture proportion RUNWAY FASHION SHOW Friday May 29th, 2009 from 7PM – 10PM planet rooth studios gallery 3811 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92104 7:00PM – Registration & Cocktails 8:15PM – Fashion Show 8:45PM – Open House RSVP 619.794.8301 anjela@planetrooth.com VIP SEATING option $10.00 (donation to benefit SCAEP.org) fashion artist sugar couture art jewelry provided by april star davis cara markowitz tilker anjelaanders culinary art provided by chef rob conaway visual art provided by daniel thedell walkabout entertainment provided by sebastian music provided by dj blondy SWAG bags for the first 150 guest to RSVP! Official Site: http://www.rayatnight.com






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