Sunday, April 3, 2011

Picked RAW: (joyita/small jewel) at the Athenaeum, La Jolla

In partnership with the San Diego Visual Arts Network
2010 San Diego Art Prize: Einar and Jamex de la Torre with emerging artist Julio Orozco
On view April 2 - May 7, 2011

from the press release
The Athenaeum is pleased to present an exhibition by 2010 San Diego Art Prize recipients Einar and Jamex de la Torre with emerging artist Julio Orozco. Presented by the San Diego Visual Arts Network, the San Diego Art Prize is awarded to several established and emerging San Diego artists whose achievements in the field of visual arts merit recognition. Each season, winning artists receive exhibition opportunities, a cash prize, and are asked to select an emerging artist to share the spotlight.

Mexican-born artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre are brothers and artistic collaborators, who moved to the United States from Guadalajara, Jalisco in the early 1970s. Their artistic collaboration began in earnest in the late 1980's with small mix-media works. In the late 1990s, they began to do large-scale sculptural installations, eventually branching out into commissioned site-specific and public art projects. The brothers live and work on both sides of the San Diego-Baja California border, enjoying a bi-national life style that very much informs their art.

Julio Orozco began as a documentary photographer in 1992. Working for a daily newspaper on the police beat gave him a unique opportunity to portray crime scenes and develop a visual ability to communicate facts, which he later applied to his creative work. Issues are raised of nostalgia, historiography and cultural identity. The experimental works are rendered by the appropriation of historical documents, objects, sounds and images to establish new connections between memory and fiction, past and future as a reflection on cinema.

San Diego Visual Arts Network strives to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of disclosure about San Diego's artistic and cultural life.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
858 454 5872

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