Summer Salon Series

Friday August 10th 2012


5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Giuseppe’s Bar Service

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Capitalism Works for Me by artist Steve Lambert

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Ad Sense, an installation by Tim Schwartz

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The Third Party

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Art-making Activity: Money Printing

7:30 p.m.             Artist Talk: Steve Lambert

8:15 p.m.             Concert by Peaking Lights


Capitalism Works for Me with Artist Steve Lambert
Artist Steve Lambert will install his interactive sculpture at the Museum for much of the month of August.  Lambert explains the work as  ”starting a conversation about Capitalism is like walking up to a stranger and asking, “Can I talk to you about Jesus?” The word “capitalism” is a red flag. And for good reason—pretty soon either some dude is talking your ear off about “The System” or aggressively confronting you about taxes. Ugh. At the same time, capitalism is discussed every day using euphemisms like “jobs,” “job creation,” “the business climate,” and discussing whatever “crisis” is deemed relevant; a housing crisis, financial crisis, social security crisis, tax crisis, or fill- in-the blank crisis. But the whole is rarely a topic of frank discussion—much less alternatives or meaningful reform.  But what to do? Start a conversation about capitalism and friends edge away slowly, and strangers even faster.  This is what art is for. This is what art does well. It creates a space where new ideas and perspectives can be explored. A space unlike any other.  Hear more about what Lambert has to say during his artist talk at 7:30.

Art-Making Activity
Join Daniela Kelly, Museum Educator for a workshop on making fake money that is sure to be fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.  This workshop takes place in The Studio.

Peaking Lights
Rising stars Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes will bring their lo-fi, high-energy, indie psych rock music to the Museum for an intimate concert.  Fresh off their brand new release Lucifer, this married couple has received increasing attention for their home-made synthesizers and diverse sounds.

Support for Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, provided by Wells Fargo, Mr. Brent V. Woods and Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell, the Museum’s Contemporary Arts Committee, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Curated by The San Diego Museum of Art and agitprop.
Free after Museum admission.