11am, includes Artist Talk at noon & 6pm Evening reception, LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: FACULTY ART EXHIBITSWC Art Gallery @ Southwestern college
4-5pm, Perspectives: Mike Calway-Fagen, a discussion of Mike Calway-Fagen, MCASD La Jolla
5-9pm, Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Virtual Cities and Utopian Visions: Light Sculptures, Video Projections, Poetry Reading & Music Performance at San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park In response to this year’s Summer Salon Series theme–What does a city need? Featuring: Ela Boyd, Joshua Tonies, Wendell Kling, Kate Farris, Ilya Kaminsky + last Agitprop reading of the summer
8-10pm, San Diego Art Fair Activities:@ the Hilton: Exploding Tattoo: Anna Stump and Ted Meyer @ the Pool Deck at the Hilton (unsure if you need special admission to see as is part of the Art Fair)
6-10pm, Death Ships Don’t Surf- Works by Gretchen Mercedes @ Double Break 1821 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
7pm, @ Agitprop, Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape
6-10pm, SAMO IS DEAD Live Poetry with musical accompaniment at by Bill Caballero and Dante Loaiza Voz Alta
7-10pm, FreeWaves:Broadcast- A Collective Remix, An interactive LIVE mix of images and sound – a community crowd sourced art experience.@ Art Produce, 3139 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104
2-8pm, “The Spot” Grand Opening/ Group Art Show: NEW HUGE SPACE IN BARRIO LOGAN: live music, over 70 Artists, visuals, custom cars, 1835 Main St. San Diego, also see other events in Barrio Logan all weekend: http://www.barrioartsdistrict.com/ and Urbanist Guide to Barrio Block Party HERE
5-10pm, Open Studios, Performance, Music Space 4 Art Cubed. @ Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, San Diego CA 92101
6-10PM: Zepf Alt Grand Opening. Zepf Alt. Downtown
6-10pm, Periscope Project, opening (gallery is also open: 12-4pm, Sept 1-4), Adaptable Sites
6-10, The Mechanics of Art & Voz Alta Group Show and Block Party, live music by Agua Dulce, Voz Alta
noon – 3:00 pm: PICNIC Performance Art & Community Engagement on San Diego’s Largest Picnic Blanket Alexander Jarman with Savannah Jarman and Zoe Crenshaw Hilton Lawn and
Embarcadero Park South
A day of rest.
READ CITY BEAT’S KINSEE MORLAN WEEKEND PICKS HERE
I’m about to start working on a reality show shot-on-location in a strip club, so I want to harp on, for a moment, about the fact that it’s not the subject matter that bothers me.
Other things bother me.
First, it was the Sticker Shock-mode and depression that I fell into when I saw the $650 Price Tag. Instantly, that threw my chances of attendance out the window. And I keep getting these emails and heavy-weight, fancy, mailers (via US postal) that remind me how poor I am each time they are received. Attend “The Gala”, for only 650$. Fuckers. As a low-end member of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, do they really think I can afford that? WE can afford that?
Second, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art as a venue for a Burlesque Show? Ok. Basically, feels like MCASD is saying that contemporary art needs to bring in some T&A to sell itself. That’s what the people want to see. Sexy performance and not even disguised as art. Straight up burlesque.
Third: Please see where “all proceeds benefit”.
Burlesque for kids?]]>
Lee Puffer Image:
Alexander Salazar Fine Art
1040 7th Avenue , SD, 92101
Mely Barragan nominated by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, artists
Adam Belt nominated by Karen McGuire, William D.
Cannon Art Gallery Director
Susannah Bielak nominated by Ann Berchtold, Art San Diego Fair Director
Fred Briscoe nominated by Alexander Salazar ,Alexander Salazar Fine Art Director
Isaias Crow nominated by Alessandra Moctezuma , SD Mesa College Art Gallery
Shay Davis nominated by Debra Poteet , art collector
Damian Gastellum nominated by Julio Orozco, artist
Gretchen Mercedes nominated by Lauren Buscemi, art writer
Han Nguyen nominated by Robert Pincus, art critic
Jaime Ruiz Otis nominated by Heriberto Yepez , art writer
Lee Puffer nominated by Gail Roberts, artist
Christopher Puzio nominated by David Adey, artist
Cheryl Sorg nominated by Patricia Frischer,
San Diego Visual Arts Network coordinator
You think I’m kidding?
Ok, well it well it’s not out quite yet, but it will be soon. The spiritual advisor and self-help guru (to the stars as well as to anyone with 10$) can now help gamers relax, work on their breathing, and play. The title of the “game” is Leela (which is said to mean “play” in Sanskrit).
Using your Xbox, your Xbox 360 Kinect’s technology to be more precise, you can interact with some pretty trippy-looking environments (see above and trailer) as well learn about the seven chakras, meditation, and Buddhist relaxations techniques. Humm, quite different from the world my brain conjures up when I think about Xbox.
According to an interview/article by Tracey John that I came across on an Xbox site, it seems Chopra has much grander intentions for Leela.
Taken directly from Tracey John’s interview– Chopra says:
“My biggest, loftiest goal is to see how this game will actually accelerate neuro-development into adulthood. I want to speak to people who are doing research on things like Alzheimer’s disease to see if we can do functional scans before and after people play this game. My hope is to be able to do a functional resonance scan on somebody’s brain and show in six months how this brain is way more evolved than when it first started playing the game. So that’s one end of the spectrum.”
Read Full Article, Xbox 360 Kinect | Deepak Chopra: Video Games Can Promote Higher Consciousness, Accelerate Brain Development
Leela “Game” website
A marketplace for the world’s leading contemporary galleries, a creative space for artistic exhibitions, a forum for dialogue on current topics in the art world, and a cultural and social highlight in San Diego.
Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, One Park Blvd, San Diego, Ca 92101. Google Map.
prices/tickets: http://artsandiego2011.eventbrite.com/ (one day pass only 15$)
“Over Labor Day Weekend San Diego will be home to the third edition of ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair.
More than 60 leading galleries from the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be taking part. Chosen by ART SAN DIEGO’s Curatorial Director Marcela Quiroz Luna, the galleries – which include numerous new participants – will be showing works by over 500 artists. In addition to the gallery booths, special features include curated exhibitions, contemporary furniture design, solo-artist exhibitions, video-based works, performances, art in public spaces, and a lounge designed by noted Architect Jennifer Luce.
San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and ART SAN DIEGO is like no other fair. Presenting first class art and an interactive art experience in a setting that is sophisticated and contemporary, with sweeping views of the San Diego Bay. The fair size is intimate and our programming offers a great diversity of art viewing, talks, films, culinary events and music and dance performances. In addition to the programming and fair experienceART SAN DIEGO serves to provide an additional focus on the cultural life of San Diego. We work collaboratively with city-wide arts organizations and artists to create a dynamic visitor experience during the fair.”
This structure, known as Indianapolis Island, is actually a work of art commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and created by artist Andrea Zittel (currently Joshua Tree, CA resident) as part of her body of work exploring shelters and structures — especially small, sustainable, and inhabitable shelters and structures.
Since the work was commissioned last year, residents (local art students) have lived on the island (see definition three of ISLAND: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/island) inhabiting the fiberglass, foam, and mixed media structure during the summer months. The museum’s intention is to have four summer residencies in total (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
Anyone need a summer vacation home?
Image of 2010′s residents Jessica Dunn and Michael Runge
Indianapolis Island Residency Blog: https://www.imamuseum.org/island2011/
Images from http://tinyhouseblog.com/dome/indianapolis-island/
Related, RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals: http://www.re-tooling-residencies.org/]]>
Come out and celebrate “The Spot” Grand Opening with a dope Group Art Show! Including live music, over 65 Artists, visuals, and some of the baddest custom cars in San Diego!
Same day in the Barrio Logan Arts District shows will be happening all over including the international San Diego Art Fair, Roots Factory, Voz Alta and many more! DONT MISS OUT!
*Schedule for performances coming soon!
Dj sets by:
Original pieces by:
Nuvia Crisol Ruland
Miguel Angel Godoy
Jason A. Gould
Jason Van Noord
Gumaro Enrique Piña
Anthony Sumo Behning
Friday, August 5 at 7:00pm – August 26 at 12:00am
345 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA
Created by Thumbprint Gallery
No Cover • All Ages
Featuring Classic Fairy Tale Artistic Remixes and Reinterpretations by:
Sake, Aaron C. Moore, Cayetano Valenzuela, Juan Muniz, Michael Mahaffey, Daniel Jaimes, Kargawd, Steven Suiter, Ricardo Islas, Surge, Gumaro, Amon, Alex Chiu, Alli Bautista, Rejeena Victoriano, Alfie Numeric, Andre Power, Sonia Lopez-Chavez
Franky Agostino, Dion Terry, Jack Stricker, MR. DVICE, Jorge Gutierrez, Eric Whitman, Isaac Bidwell, Brian Dombrowsky, Bret Barrett, Victor Villa, Anthony Isaac Perez
more artists & info TBA
Live painting by
Rory Canfield, True Delorenzo
Special Installation with Industry Showroom Resident Artist: Rich Walker
Terry James, drdiggs, PLO RZO
“Everybody remembers his or her favorite fairy tales. Whether it was Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, or Harry Potter, these narratives had a large influence on most people’s childhood. Expect to relive your favorite fairy tales at the upcoming art exhibition at Industry Showroom on August 5. This group show titled, Fairy Tale Redux, presented by Thumbprint Gallery and Sudden Art Gallery will feature local artist interpretations of popular fairy tales.
One of the featured artists will be Cayetano G. Valenzuela, whose work focuses of the process of memory. Ever since he was very young Valenzuela has been fascinated by the way memory works and its connection with dreaming. Dreams tend to rearrange names and places and put them in a different context. The artist depicts abstraction emotions commonly conjured in dreams, which can range from heightened euphoria to a darkened sense of foreboding.
Daniel Jaimes will be another artist exhibiting in the group show. Jaimes started drawing at the age of ten, but he did not begin to take his art seriously until his father’s passing in 2006. With only two days before the funeral, Jaimes locked himself in his room and drew a collage dedicated to his father’s life. Afterwards Jaimes kept busy with various commissions and showing at local art shows. Some of these included venues such as, Thumbprint Gallery, Lafayette Hotel, and Bar Basic.
Other artists showing will include Sake, Alex Chiu, Michael Mahaffey, Steven Suiter, Jack Stricker, Eric Whitman, Sonia Lopez-Chavez, and many more. Rory Canfield and True Delorenzo will be painting live. Local DJs Terry James, drdiggs, and PLO RZO will be rock the decks.
The event will start at 7pm and run until 12am. Industry Showroom is located at 345 Sixth Avenue. The show is open to all ages, however you must over 21 years old to drink. There is no cover. The exhibition will be on display until August 27. ”
Miranda July is on the short-list of my favorite contemporary artists. Not only is she an accomplished writer, conceptual artist, performance artist, and video artist who explores intense and evocative themes and formal styles, she’s also an accomplished filmmaker in the Hollywood arena. She’s now following up her debut Hollywood film, You Me and Everyone We Know, with a second venture into feature-length film making with new film titled, The Future.
I was thrilled to hear this film, that had previous only been screened at non-local museums and festivals, was making its debut in theaters.
The Future now playing in San Diego! -
*The trailer can be seen here*
Or see her work in LA:
On display at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center: 7.23.11 – 10.23.11 in exhibition, ELEVEN HEAVY THINGS, showcases works created for the Venice Biennale.
Need a place to stay in LA?
Try airbnb.com aka couch surfing, of sorts. Looks like a great way to save some cash, maybe meet some interesting folks…
Read about airbnb in Maya Kroth’s new Culture Lust article: Despite Concerns, Airbnb, Couchsurfing Gain Popularity In San Diego]]>
Friday, September 2 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Art Produce3139 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
FreeWaves:Broadcast- A Collective Remix
We are creating a collective reflection of the past decade in image and sound. You are invited to participate.
An interactive LIVE mix of images and sound – a community crowd sourced art experience!
We want your: images, impressions, found sounds, songs, maps, text, clatter, photos, poems, headlines, ideas, quotes, inspirations, verse, … 2001-2011
SAY IT-SING IT-FIND IT-MAKE IT-MIX IT-RAP IT-SHOOT IT- DRUM IT-DISCOVER IT
What: Up to 5 Images
Up to 30 secs. Sound
Up to 200 char. Text
Where: www.artproduce.org > Freewaves Upload
Facebook/artproduce > Freewaves Event Page
Call 619-500-ARTS > Voice or Text
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011
Join us at the premier of – FreeWaves:Broadcast @ Art Produce Garden 9.2.11 during the SD Arts Fair ArtsLab.
* Your submittals will not be used for commercial purposes.]]>
Join artists Fabian Cereijido and Glenna Jennings to unpack the recent exhibition This Old House through images and questions at San Diego’s downtown Periscope Project. From the “Kitsch Sublime” to the “domestic mundane,” we will examine the home as alternative exhibition space in all of its potentials and drawbacks. Works by many local San Diego artists and the amazing work they made and/or brought to Glenna’s childhood home wi…ll be shown and discussed in light of this theme
Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
READ MORE IN CITY BEAT ARTICLE by Angella d’Avignon and Kinsee Morlan HERE
The Periscope Project
San Diego, CA
artists presented include:
Isabel Avila, Jason Begin, Jenn Berger, Fabian Cereijido, Beth Chucker, Tracy Cornish, Michael Moshe Dahan, Brian Dick, Monica Duncan, Kelly Eginton, Farrah Emami, Lorena Gomez Mostajo, Kate Hoffman, Ian James, Heather Gwen Martin, Meghann McCrory, Gretchen Mercedes, Jesse Mockrin, Omar Pimienta, Tristan Shone, Robert Steinberger, Charchi Stinson, Trish Stone, Katherine Sweetman, Michael Trigilio, Allison Wiese, Joe Yorty
Exhibition Runs August 13-September 4
Opening Reception: August 13, 5pm-10pm
Closing Reception: September 4, 5pm-11pm
The closing reception will coincide with an art lab in association with the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair and will feature a live painting organized by San Diego Art Link, live screen printing and art workshops.
2637 University Avenue
San Diego, California
My memory, at this point, has become a little hazy, but let me try to recount some of the adventure.
In the entryway was a car that had been converted into a kind of mobile art gallery (on the inside) and the outside was completely covered in writing– black Sharpie only. Beyond that was the toll booth. I don’t remember the fare, but it was well worth the price (the event on 7/29 is only 8$). As you entered into the space and your eyes adjusted, the scene unfolded into an amazing, carny-esque, theatrically-lit, dream-like, bizarre setting. And a stage at the far back wall came into view as the main focal point. Onstage, a costumed entertainer was jousting the (fairly large) feisty crowd, “…if I had a dollar, I’d take you on a date, ha ha”.
(video of April’s Adult Puppet Cabaret highlights: http://vimeo.com/27641261)
God chimed in….
And then… there were more acts. Puppet Karaoke, shadow puppet performances, and other indescribable forms of entertainment.
There was an interactive puppet-making booth, a bar, and some of the most incredible food for sale– Indian flavored and fabulous. People came in costumes. I think I had my mouth open, in awe, half the evening.
You will see me at the next one for sure:
a video invite:]]>
Featuring visual art by members of San Diego/Tijuana’s top bands like: Aspects of Physics, The Burning of Rome, The Creepy Creeps, The Dabbers, Falling Trees, KATA, Lion Cut, The Locust, María y José, Riververb, Sam Hears, The Silent Comedy, Sleeping People, Smile Now Cry Later, Trash Can Fires, & más!
With special live performance by ‘Falling Trees’
JETT GALLERY: 989 W. Kalmia St., San Diego, CA 92101
JETT Gallery is located in the Art & Design District of North Little Italy in San Diego, CA. JETT showcases art, sculpture, and modern furniture by emerging and established artists.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Place: Voz Alta Project Gallery
1754 National Avenue, San Diego, CA
Exhibit Date: Saturday, July 23 – Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Curated and produced by Corner Liquor Store, “Color Me Alchemy” is a collaborative art exhibition at Voz Alta Project Gallery. A diverse group of nine artists responded to notions of alchemy, the ancient science of transmutation. Together, they created a series of mixed media drawings on translucent plastic sheeting and a coloring activity kit. Also being shown are five Painting Documents from the Niku -n- Hueso Archives. There will be food, beverages, and music spun by Alchemical DJs.
Stage 1: Kim Garcia and Kevin Kao
Stage 2: Misty Hawkins
Stage 3: Ricardo Islas
Stage 4: Noe Olivas
Stage 5: Jason “Mars” Gould
Stage 6: Katherine Sweetman
∞: Corner Liquor Store aka RobYko Sanchez
Wanna know more?]]>
VISUAL CULTURE Presents Artist Bret Barrett
Time : Tuesday, May 10 · 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Location: Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 TENTH AVENUE
San Diego, CA
Artist Bret Barrett makes these insane, alive-looking, cute and creepy, kinetic works of art that are not to be missed!
Oh, and it’s at a bar. See you there.]]>
EXTRACTION: SAN DIEGO ART WORLD INSIDERS — A New Web-Based, Reality Show Starring Local “Art World Insiders” to Air at the New Agitprop Blog http://agitpropspace.org (Coming Soon!)
San Diego, CA – March 15, 2011 – Inspired by the open framework of the Agitprop project, Extraction: SDAWI (the reality show/art project) aims to promote integration, open dialogue, and cross pollination between some of the many diverse groups of artists and art organizations in the San Diego/Tijuana area.
Each episode of this web-based, reality TV-style show will follow an established San Diego art world professional as they are extracted from their comfort zone, taken-out of their particular arts-network, and dropped into a new art scene and new geographical location.
In Episode One, Executive Director of the San Diego Fine Art Society, April Game, will be taken to the Voz Alta Project gallery space in Barrio Logan to see the work of artists from Studio 767, a tattoo studio in the Chula Vista neighborhood.
By co-opting the model and techniques used in “reality TV”, the Agitprop team aims to experiment with pop culture media communication and potentially reach a different and wider audience than might be available with other methods of documentation.]]>