Southwestern College Art Gallery presents
FIG Group in:
Mind the Gap
The idea of this exhibition is to unite with our male counterparts – to bridge the gap. Curator, Prudence Horne asked us to select a male artist in any media whose work complements/contrasts with our art in some way, shape, or form. I'm excited to be showing with my guest William Feeney. This show gives us the chance to acknowledge the good men in our lives as we forge artistic alliances for change. It seems very important to do that right now!
March 15 - April 19
Thursday, March 15
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Noon – 1 pm, Thursday, March 15
1:00 – 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 14
SWC ART GALLERY HOURS/RM 710
Monday - Thursday, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Free parking in Lot O for Saturday reception only.
This event is free and open to the community.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Made possible by a grant from the Southwestern College Foundation
Small Works by local artists fundraising for Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter for
Ocean Discovery Institute.
March 15 - April 12
Opening Reception 5pm – 7pm, Thursday, March 22
1508 C St, AH 314
San Diego, California 92101
Mesa College Art Gallery is proud to present Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems. An interactive and educational exhibition, Endangered invites attendees to explore the work of 8 artists who’s process and work explores our local environment and the ways in which it is rapidly changing. Through their photographs, paintings, sculptures and videos the eight artists in this exhibition shed light on some of the blight happening in our regional ecosystems. Working with local scientists, students and eco-conscious organizations this exhibition presents evidence of the changes happening in our local geography and encourages dialogue on how the public can help provide positive solutions.
Curated by Danielle Susalla Deery, former Director of Exhibitions at Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) and adjunct art history professor at Fullerton College, this exhibition promises to be a captivating mixture of Deery’s passion for the environment and contemporary art. Deery shared that this exhibition is very timely as this is a critical time in environmental policy history, “Environmental consciousness is a very topical concern facing humanity around the globe. In the United States momentum has grown recently as knowledge of harmful use of chemicals affecting our land, water and air has become more prevalent in popular media. Unfortunately, in a misguided move, President Trump recently rescinded the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants, reversing the great strides taken to combat climate change. These recent policy changes coupled with an undeniable shift in climate, are a constant reminder that we need to be active participants in securing the sustainability of our planet. With this exhibition we hope to provide viewers with information about their regional ecosystems empowering them to make positive decisions that will impact the health of our region and planet.”
Each of the eight artists selected to participate in this exhibition has a long standing commitment to environmental justice and explore complex issues in an aesthetically rich and creative process. Stephanie Bedwell examines the ongoing demise of the bee population through her expressive and poignant sculptures. Using the bee as her subject matter she places this important pollinator in challenging environments forcing the viewer to question the health of the insect. Birds are the main focus of Stacie Birky Greene’s body of work. In this exhibition she presents a collection of meticulously drawn California endangered and extinct birds exposing only a small portion of the 1,300 bird species globally facing extinction. Kira Carillo Corser is also interested in how pollution is affecting our environment. Her two mixed media pieces comment on plastic pollution in our oceans and rising carbon dioxide levels created by an increased concentration of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. More
2016 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/BAJA BIENNIAL
juried by Anthony Graham,
Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
December 10, 2016-January 29, 2017
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado San Diego, CA, 92101 Opening Dec. 10 from 6pm-8pm
Women's Museum of California Night Stand: Bedside Imagings by FIG Nov. 4-Nov. 27, 2016 Opening Nov. 4, 5-9pm
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92106