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5 from 1: Rebekah Bogard

5 from 1: Rebekah Bogard

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Rebekah Bogard (link) Crush, 2011 Ceramic, Water Installation View                                        ...
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Until recently my exposure to anime had consisted primarily of a satisfying addiction to anything Miyazaki. But then I learned of Neon Genesis Evangelion, an anime series written and directed by Hideaki Anno which spans 11 hours of television episodes and a concluding movie. If Miyazaki’s work embodies classical art cinema à la Kurosawa, NGE...
Archival Knowledge- An Interview with Artist Tim Schwartz

Archival Knowledge- An Interview with Artist Tim Schwartz

Artist Tim Schwartz’s recent exhibition at Agitprop, Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz, featured a series of works derived from information lost when archives go digital.  This information was gathered through Schwartz’s long-term project call STAT-US, which is comprised of a refurbished Air-Stream Trailer turned into a mobile research unit.  Schwartz spent...
5 from 1: Christine Bisetto

5 from 1: Christine Bisetto

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Christine Bisetto (link) After, 2010 Rope, Tape Dimensions Variable                                        ...
5 from 1: Iris Bechtol

5 from 1: Iris Bechtol

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Iris Bechtol (link) Random Objects, 2011 Wood, Grip Tape, Scuff Marks, Gouges 36″ x  ½” x 8″
"But the truth is..." a Gil Scott-Heron interview

“But the truth is…” a Gil Scott-Heron interview

5 from 1: Margaret Meehan

5 from 1: Margaret Meehan

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Margaret Meehan (link) Flutter, 2011 Ceramic, Liquid Graphite 8″ x 12″ x 2 ½ ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmHhB9zV_rQ                          ...
David Fobes at Athenaeum

David Fobes at Athenaeum

  David Fobes‘s show at the Athenaeum is titled Code-O-Chromes, signaling its delicious conflation of color, op, painting, quilting, and CGI. (A conflation so rich one hapless critic panned the show for asserting that “painting is dead,” when in fact it contains two works rendered in… paint.) The key to the show — and the...
5 from 1: James Van Arsdale

5 from 1: James Van Arsdale

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. James Van Arsdale (link) Blitzed, 2010-2011 Mixed Media Installation with Video Projection (8 min. 23 sec. looped) and Kinetics Dimensions Variable
Art, Buddhism and X-Ray Vision

Art, Buddhism and X-Ray Vision

Two monks sat meditating in the woods. Suddenly one called out to the other with a laugh, “They call that a tree!” Since first reading Emerson’s essay on Transcendentalism in high school, I have been interested in Eastern philosophy and meditation. Back then I thought the object of meditation was to make my body float,...
5 from 1: David Willburn

5 from 1: David Willburn

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. David Willburn (link) Bill Pay Desk, 2011 Embroidery on Felt, Wood 14″ x 14″
5 from 1: Paul Booker

5 from 1: Paul Booker

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Paul Booker (link) Balloon Form: Spiral #2, 2009 Ink, Lexan, Steel Pins 7″ x 9″ x 11″  
5 from 1: Shannon Sullivan

5 from 1: Shannon Sullivan

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you.   Shannon Sullivan (link) Oral Disk (Oval) Diptych, 2011 (with detail) ceramic, acrylic 90″ x 20″ x 3″                      ...
UN/BRIDLED John Dillemuth's at Palomar College

UN/BRIDLED John Dillemuth’s at Palomar College

John Dillemuth‘s work that was on view at the Palomar College Boehm Gallery was another tour de force offering by one of the most innovative and creative practitioners in the San Diego visual arts community.  Mr. Dillemuth is a mid-career artist producing an array of well conceived, mature works of art.  The show is titled,...
Trolley Dancing

Trolley Dancing

Trolley Dances is authentic homegrown San Diego culture: an annual event of site-specific dances linked together by the city’s light rail system. Like San Diego’s other indigenous art forms — surfing, sailing, scuba — Trolley Dances is site-specific in a larger sense by happening mostly outdoors, and in environments far less organized and more dynamic...