San Diego


Sorolla and America

San Diego Museum of Art

Last Chance - May 31 through August 26, 2014

Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida won a prize at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893 before he painted President Taft and did murals at The Huntington. His great-granddaughter helped organize this show.

Guillermo Srodek-Hart: Stories

jdc Fine Art

June 7 through August 31, 2014

Argentinian photographer Srodek-Hart searches out rustic countryside scenes that "are archaic, self-sufficient, but ultimately doomed." So his show is only supposed to be sweet and nostalgic on the surface.


Quint Contemporary Art

July 26 through September 6, 2014

The premise for this show is a little bit complicated: the gallery invited relatively well established artists who had contributed to San Diego's Murals of La Jolla project to pick an underrepresented artist, then invited those underrepresented artists to exhibit work. It's an attempt to do something different with the summer group show format.

After Ansel Adams

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

May 17 through September 28, 2014

Landscape photographs by late, great, romantic Ansel Adams will be shown alongside work by contemporary artists who have photographed the exact same landscapes.

Aperture Remix

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

May 24 through October 5, 2014

Artists are "remixing" or reinterpreting the work of photographers they admire in this show. For instance, Rinko Kawauchi is "remixing" Sally Mann and Vick Muniz is remixing Edward Weston. Mostly, this just means they've created new work with their influences (like Mann or Weston) in mind.

Recents Posts

Roy McMakin, Favorite Color, 2010 [via]

Public Art in Billboard Form

Roy McMakin, Favorite Color, 2010 [via] Public art is commonly (and often rightfully) criticized for being too safe and inoffensive. Public funds demand public consensus, which means we are usually left with the lowest common denominator – something that no one could possibly be offended or inspired by. André Breton famous dictum – “Beauty […]

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications from all visual artists living and working in Los Angeles County, but hurry! Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 11:59 PM (PST). Individual artists and collaboratives at any point in their careers could win from $5000 to $15,000 in unrestricted payola, to be […]

“Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at LACMA

“Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at LACMA

I don’t know how it will play in Texas when it comes to the  Nasher Sculpture Center in February 2013, but Ken Price’s magnificent exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is so thoroughly suffused with the bittersweet aura of a memorial that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by the joy that […]

Grad school confidential

Grad school confidential

This is an essay about learning Photoshop. Kruger, “Your comfort is my silence’ 1991   I have to learn it for a class. I am in graduate school, see. I still have a hard time believing this. I’m in this multimedia experimental MA program in Specialized Journalism The Arts at the University of Southern California. I’ll […]

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