ALEXIS SMITH: THE AMERICAN WAY

Alexis Smith: The American Way is the first retrospective of the California artist in thirty years. Smith’s collages combine found texts, images, and objects to underscore and exaggerate how we are shaped by the media and culture that surround us. With her signature sense of humor, Smith turns a keen eye to literature, movies, and pop […]

SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE

Cog.Nate Collective Dedicated to the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and rewarding ingredient of any world-class city, the SD Art Prize was conceived to promote and encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life. This annual award honors artistic expression witha cash prize, exhibition opportunities, and spotlights […]

OUR ANCESTOR’S DREAM: LIFE BETWEEN THREE WORLDS

Casa Familiar is pleased to announce the art exhibition OUR ANCESTOR’S DREAM: Life between three worlds. (EL SUEÑO DE NUESTROS ANCESTROS: La vida entre tres mundos). This is an exhibition featuring Kumeyaay Artists from California and Baja California Mexico. Curated by Karla Garcia-Perez: Curator, Community Organizer & Legal Studies Student of Indigenous People’s Law Program at the University of Oklahoma. The exhibition includes […]

P.I.L.L.A.R.S.: PEOPLE IN LUCHA Y LIBERACIÓN AND RESILIENT STRUGGLE”

Celebrate the grand opening of the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center (CPMCC). The inaugural exhibition in the museum will be the premiere of a collective historical narrative of Chicano Park and Logan Heights titled, “P.I.L.L.A.R.S.: People In Lucha y Liberación And Resilient Struggle” – a collective historical narrative of Chicano Park and Logan Heights. […]

SCRIPT/RESCRIPT

Bhavna Mehta Throughlines: Synapse, 2020 Glass beads embroidered on X-ray 17 x 14 inches Courtesy of the artist The SDSU School of Art and Design presents the exhibition, Script/Rescript featuring the artwork of ten artists who use historical and contemporary medicalizing scripts of their own bodies to colorfully rescript – or rewrite – visual language attributed to […]

PIÑATAS – THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION

  Amorette Crespo, Zoom Computer, 2021.  Photo: Craft in America, Madison Metro. A groundbreaking show with more than 80 works by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. PIÑATAS: THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION, is one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This groundbreaking show includes […]

ROBERTO SALAS: OLD WORLD/NEW WORLD

Roberto Salas Los Piesde Cuauhtémoc, The Feet of Cuauhtémoc (the descending eagle) Roberto Salas: Old World/New World exhibition explores the DNA layers of his history through iconography linked to indigenous cultural roots.  Growing up in El Paso, going to college in San Diego, and traveling the world, Salas’ artwork shows us how our ancestral roots and artistic traditions […]

LA MEMORIA ES UN PÁJARO / MEMORY IS A BIRD

  La Memoria es un Pájaro / Memory is a Bird, an immersive multimedia installation by artist Francisco Eme that includes projected video, photography, sound, and drawing. “After my mother’s passing in 2019, I began to question (even more) my own existence, my artistic practice, my relationship with nature, my family, and death. In the midst of […]

SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ: EMBERS OF OAXACA

Sergio Hernández (b. 1957, Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México) is among the leading contemporary Mexican artists today and is currently based in Oaxaca in southern Mexico. After completing his studies at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Hernández gained international recognition after exhibiting his work in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. His […]

THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH: PAPER THEATERS EXPLORED

  The La Jolla Historical Society is proud to present The Smallest Show on Earth: Paper Theaters Explored, which celebrates the long history and recent creative innovations in this unique art form. Paper theatres, also known as toy theatres, originated to promote productions in Victorian Era London. They were printed on paperboard sheets and sold as […]

DUKE WINDSOR: “REVERENCE”

Concentration by Duke Windsor Duke Windsor’s success as a contemporary artist lies in his ability to infuse ordinary subject matter with his own ingenuity. Windsor’s wealth of occupations and personal drive have shaped the foundation of his creative spirit. Through observation of the traditional American Way, Windsor finds his most powerful subject matter. The gold […]