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  • Warren Neidich

    Aug 28| Lectures
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    Warren Neidich is a Berlin and Los Angeles based post-conceptual artist, theorist and writer who explores the interfaces between cultural production, brain research and cognitive capitalism. “Art Before Philosophy not After”. His interdisciplinary works combines photographic, video, internet downloads, scotch tape  and noise installations.

    www.warrenneidich.com

  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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San Diego Art and Design Tour

San Diego Art & Design Tour
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8 am - 7 pm

 

Experience San Diego’s vibrant art scene! Join Otis on our upcoming San Diego Art & Design Tour to explore renowned private art collections, artists’ studios, museums, galleries and more! Many of the stops on the tour are not open to the public, and all are private, guided tours designed specifically for Board and Patrons Circle members. Otis has reserved a block of rooms at the La Jolla Inn for Friday night.

Tour Itinerary:
 
   
Rare Opportunity to View World-Renowned Collectors Iris and Matt Strauss’ Premier Contemporary and Avant-Garde Collection
(not open to the public)
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    About the Collection: Featured as part of ARTNews’ 2012 200 Top Collectors’ edition, Iris and Matt Strauss’ collection is a must-see that includes 60 nationally and internationally recognized artists from 1980 to present and encompasses 20,000 square feet and two houses on seven acres in Rancho Santa Fe. Known as “Rancho del Arte,” the Iris and Matthew Strauss estate is a testament to the couples’ passion and commitment to the arts.
     
Behind-the-Scenes Tour by Renowned San Diego Artists Kim MacConnel and Jean Lowe of their Studios and Work 
(not open to the public)
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    About the Artists: Step inside Kim MacConnel’s and Jean Lowe’s secluded Encinitas pad. Their unconventional concrete-block house is a Ted Smith-designed looker with an open design. Most of the art in the house was made by either MacConnel or Lowe. Canvases splashed with bands and curves and zigzags of color span the walls of their home and studios. Kim MacConnel is an influential artist in the Pattern and Decoration Movement of the 1970s. Working with design elements, he has made frivolity a fine art. MacConnels’ paintings may look as though influenced by the Cubists, which they are, but there is a deeper meaning below the surface based in the materials he uses, and the meeting place he creates through cross-cultural interactions. Although large in size oftentimes, Lowe’s work never overshadows the viewer, rather, it makes one rethink their place in this consumer culture and question society as a whole. By incorporating traditional styles with extra-ordinary techniques, the works tend to speak to a sensibility of beauty, while also offering food for thought.
     
Architectural Tour of the Salk Institute Described in the San Diego Union-Tribune as the Single Most Significant Architectural Site in San Diego   Salk Institute Images
     
    About the Salk Institute: The Salk Institute was established in the 1960s by Jonas Salk, M.D., the developer of the polio vaccine. Salk selected the world-renowned architect Louis I. Kahn as the person who could design the facility. Jonas Salk had a distinctive vision for the creation of the Institute. He directed Kahn to provide spacious, unobstructed laboratory spaces that could be adapted to the ever-changing needs of science. The building materials had to be simple, strong, durable, and as maintenance-free as possible. In 1992, the Salk Institute received a 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was featured in the AIA exhibit Structures of Our Time: 31 Buildings That Changed Modern Life.
     
Scrumptious Lunch in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Cafe   About the Cafe: Overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the Museum Cafe is a European-inspired bistro serving the freshest organic ingredients, grown from local farmers and blending them into flavorful breakfast and lunch dishes, spiced with a dash of Italian flair from owner, Giuseppe Ciuffa, of GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering's who is from outside of Rome.
     
Tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Current Exhibitions   Museum of Contempory Art Image
     
    About the Tour: MCASD is a museum providing public access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process; a forum for the exploration and understanding of contemporary art and ideas; and a laboratory for artists to experiment with new forms of creative expression. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.
     
Experience Avid Collectors Matt and Nancy Browar’s Private Art Collection
(not open to the public)
  About the Collectors and Collection: Nancy and Matt Browar are avid collectors of contemporary art and long-time members of MCASD's Contemporary Collectors. Housed in the Browar’s home, a work of art in itself, the collection is a mix of California hard edge abstraction with artists like John McLaughlin as well as light and space works by artists such as Robert Irwin. It also includes current contemporary artists such as Tara Donovan, Gary Lang, Ryan McGinness and Roy McMakin.
     
Quint Contemporary Art Gallery Pre-Opening Tour with Featured Solo Exhibition Artist Kelsey Brookes; Public Opening and Reception to follow   Kelsey Brookes Image
     
    About the Quint Gallery and Kelsey Brookes Quint Contemporary Art (QCA) was founded in 1981 and has been a fixture on the San Diego art scene ever since. The gallery exhibits contemporary painting, sculpture, installations, drawings, prints and multimedia works by both emerging and established artists. Some of the artists in the Gallery’s over 300 exhibitions have included Otis alumnus Robert Irwin, Manny Farber, Sol Lewitt, Roman Opalka, Kim MacConnel, Dan Flavin, Ryan McGinness, and Mel Bochner. Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system “that refuses to teach scientists to draw.” Kelsey Brookes’ work exhibits a strong and unique interplay with figure, abstract forms and text. Brookes’ work increases the sense of awe and wonder found in his signature style with a “loosening” of the figure – where once the female forms had sharply defined contours and rendered details, they are now symbolic canvases for his seemingly limitless constellation of brightly colored micro scenes and characters.