San Diego

Ongoing

Sorolla and America

San Diego Museum of Art

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.

Horizon

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.