Sunday, April 3, 2011

Picked RAW Peeled: UCSD Open Studios

UCSD Open Studios show is only one day Sat. April 2 but it is a must to mark on your calendar every year. It is held at UCSD, Visual Arts Facility (Russell Lane) 9500 Gilman Road, La Jolla 92093.

The Master of Fine Arts and PhD in Art Practice students at UC San Diego open their studios to the public and you can see a wide variety of what’s on offer from our future art scene.  I choose my favorites to watch, but check out the website just for the event.
For more info: Sheena Ghanbari 858.822.7755

Brian Zimmerman gives us ironic and intriguing works that make us pause.

Joe Yorty got it just right with these two cushions, which appear to be copulating like oversexed dogs. (There is a hidden jiggler of some type so this really has to be seen)

Sheryl Oring could fit right in with our Arts Meets Fashion promotion showing row after row of baby garments from second hand charity shops.

Noah Doely should be seen by Noel-Baza who would love this completely created scenes from the past all displayed as glass photo images.

Some old friends were also on view. Alida Cervantes on of our SD Art Prize emerging artists showed off new work and the painting based on this painting is a wow.

Lesha Maria Rodriguez continues to work with photo now of cemeteries and her room was candle lit and filled with the scent of sadness.  David Whites conversations with his neighbors moved into the museum but keeps very true to his vision.  Elle Mehrmand is in her third year and she seduced us at the first open studio with her bed and video combo. She has now gone low-brow high tech with a head phone that varies the sounds with her moods.

I was intrigued by some of the others who used technology to their advantage: Joshua Tonies, Stephanie Lie and Elizabeth Chaney and hope they will become involved in the DNA of Creativity project in 2012/13.

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