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Thomas Glassford: SOLAR PLEXUS

Quint Gallery

Last Chance - January 10 through March 7, 2015

Thomas Glassford makes shiny sculpture that are geometric and minimalism-inspired, but also flashy. The work in his new show, made of mirrored acrylic, anodized aluminum, holographic paper and fluorescent paint, are supposed to be like portals to or from some "tropical, emotional climate."

Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla

January 23 through April 19, 2015

Artists do comedy -- like Stanya Kahn, who wears a suit that looks like a penis, or Jayson Musson (aka Hennessey Youngman), who gives wry advice on being an artist while wearing silly hats -- while others document or incorporate comedy into their work in MCASD's new show. There will also be an evening of live comedic performance (date TBA).

Seeing is Believing?

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

February 21 through June 30, 2015

"Did you know…that the first photograph of the moon was made more than 160 years ago?" Questions like that are the ones MOPA's new show on the history of photography sets out to answer. The show's also about photography's impact on "how we view the world around us," which is a pretty big topic.

7 Billion Others

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

February 21 through September 13, 2015

About  6,000 people from 84 countries were asked 45 questions, and now these many videos will show at MOPA, though because there are so many, different videos that address certain "themes" will play during different months. February, March and April are all about love, war and meaning in life.

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