Saturday, March 31, 2012

SD Art Prize 2011 show and 2012 announced

Adam Belt installation

Tristan Shone performance

Ruben Ortiz Torres (smiling!)

Adam Belt and Jay Johnson

San Diego Art Prize 2011 Exhibition of Ruben Ortiz-Torres with emerging artist Tristan Shone and Jay Johnson with emerging artist Adam Belt . Reception on March 30, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. show until May 5, 2012 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More 858.454.5872

Adam Belt has this magical room of pin point light heightened by a subtle fog in the air which shows up streams of light. It was exquisite. Ruben Ortiz Torres exceeded himself by showing very saleable single color canvases with candy colored glitter paint all of which was heat sensitive/.. These painting looked like you should never touch them, but you were invited to do so. Such a thrill. Tristan Shone's performance with 7 musicians singing through his mouth protector masks was haunting and wild and the audience seems to really get it which was thrilling. Jay Johnson showed a similar work to one at the Art Fair that we displayed last September but and also a new work of collaged found objects, very witchy and Edgar Allen Poe-ish. A terrific full house. crowd showed them support for this fifth year of the art prize. The Award Recipients for 2012 were announced and they are Arline Fisch jeweler and sculptor and Jeffery Laudenslager, kinetic sculptor. They will be choosing their emerging artists later this year. We also announced the launch on Thursday June 7 of the New Contemporaries V show of all emerging artists nominated in 2012 at Susan Street Fine Art Gallery


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