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May 27, 2009

ARTSCENE REVIEW: CONTINUING AND RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS JUNE 2009: “ALLISON WIESE”

Two worlds collide in Allison Wiese’s alterations of Robert Wood’s landscapes, painted in the mid-twentieth century and well-represented in reproductions on motel and living-room walls. Wood portrays an unspoiled nature–the powerful ocean, the pristine forest, the meandering river. Even the occasional rustic farm building or bridge doesn’t disturb the peace and harmony of these rural scenes. Enter Wiese.   more

With the insertion of one or two blinking LED lights and a battery pack on each Wood print and additional wire leading to a transformer and wall plug, this serenity is ripped apart. She drags these scenes into the twenty-first century, where even these tiny LEDs, on our battery rechargers, surge protectors and appliances, because they are constantly on, threaten the continued existence of the natural world not just as we’d like to believe it is, as in Wood’s portrayals, but as it really is as well (Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego). Judith Christensen [ VISIT ARTSCENE ]

May 21, 2009

ART REVIEW: “GREATNESS AND GRANDEUR / JASPER JOHNS AND ALLISON WIESE PUT THESE CONCEPTS IN PERSPECTIVE”, by Robert Pincus, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday, May 21, 2009

The recent show of Jasper Johns at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego focused on one stream of imagery, the light bulb, as it cut across sculptures and prints. A current exhibition includes more than four decades of work, in the various media of prints (lithograph, etching, intaglio, aquatint and mezzotint).   more


Literally luminous

Alison Wiese borrows from other art in “Vista,” her exhibition at Seminal Projects. But in her case, the lifts are literal. She actually uses versions of works by Robert Wood, a middling landscape painter.  

May 14, 2009

“HOMING IN”: AN EXHIBITION OF 50 SAN DIEGO ARTISTS OPENS AT QUINT CONTEMPORARY MAY 29TH

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int Contemporary Art, 7739 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

May 29 – July 11, 2009 / Opening Reception: Friday, May 29th from 6 to 8 PM
Musical performance by the Flip & Rollie Band

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.” The exhibition features six artists represented by SEMINAL PROJECTS: DAVID ADEY, LAEL CORBIN, BRIAN DICK, STEVE GIBSON, HEATHER MARTIN, and GAIL ROBERTS.

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.

For more information, please call 858-454-3409, or email: info@quintgallery.com 

May 06, 2009

SUSHI presents: o.o.t.s. > A Visual Art Exhibition consisting of young artists from Vienna, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.

May 9, 2009 – June 9, 2009

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009, 7 – 10 PM

o.o.t.s is part two of a show that first took place in a snow shelter in a backyard in Chicago. This installment features a sculpture, paintings, collage, and sound art pieces, many employing found objects and imagery. The show includes a mid career retrospective by Rachel Pasadena (formerly Rachel Detroit), and new works from master painter Alan Zinn everything from a to z. Read the rest of this entry

May 04, 2009

GLENNA JENNINGS: ‘RASKOLNIKOV + ALLISON WIESE: ‘VISTA’, OPENS FRIDAY, MAY 8

Please join us for the opening of Glenna Jennings: “Raskolnikov” and Allison Wiese: “Vista”, on Friday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.

During the course of the exhibition, Glenna Jennings will offer a reading from her novella, “Granite”, which, along with Dostoeyevsky’s “War and Peace”, form the departure point for the photographs in “Raskolnikov”. Further details to be announced. 

April 30, 2009

REVIEW @ SDNN.COM: ‘MAY’S ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JASON SHERRY’

Local artist known for distinctly different style

By Neil Kendricks (San Diego News Network contributor)

Do artist Jason Sherry’s neighbors know that they live next door to a contemporary alchemist? When Sherry is toiling on a new body of artwork in his South Park garage-studio, chances are he is working with a hulking darkroom enlarger, creating photographic images generated from his stash of negatives of old ads for midnight movies that even die-hard cinephiles might have trouble identifying. READ ON: “May’s Artist of the Month: Jason Sherry”

April 24, 2009

“DISCOMBOBULATED”, SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE EXHIBITION WITH BRIAN DICK AND KIM MCCONNELL

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of DISCOMBOBULATED, an exhibition featuring works by Kim MacConnel & Brian Dick, recipients of the 2008-2009 San Diego Art Prize.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

L-Street Fine Art Gallery at the Omni Hotel, 628 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 PM. Tel. 619-645-6593

Exhibition Continues Through July 20, 2009 

April 24, 2009

DANIEL RUANOVA TALK (EXCERPT)

Check out these excerpts from Daniel Ruanova’s gallery talk on DEFEND:SECURITY.

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April 24, 2009

JASON SHERRY & NEIL KENDRICKS: ‘IN CONVERSATION’ (EXCERPT)

Check out these excerpts from Jason Sherry’s gallery talk with Neil Kendrick’s in conjunction with the exhibition Time Space Trials and the Packrat Dirge.

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April 20, 2009

TIME SPACE TRIALS VIDEO

Check out Matt Hoyt’s video for Jason Sherry’s Time Space Trials. watch