by Patricia Frischer
LURE: all is not what it seems at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery (D-101, 7250 Mesa College Drive, SD 9211). from Feb 3-27 More info: Alessandra Moctezuma 619.388.2829
Susan Myrland has curated this show pulling together a selection of 24 interesting artists.. who examine ideas of seduction and temptation, using new forms of Light, Sound and Space art with an emphasis on interactivity and engagement. "Lure" is a new venture for Mesa College Art Gallery, expanding the gallery’s reputation for presenting challenging experimental work by local and national artists.
Angella d'Avignon makes miniature stone circles but made with resin and not crystals. Sitting on a light box, they might be amazing in a totally dark room. She plays with tainting mystic ceremonies
No, the image is not out of focus, these works by Curtis Bracher are overlaid with lenticular plastic sheets that are used for 3-D effects.
Jon-Loren Bazan charmed us with floating lighted figures, more ghost like in this photo than in real life.
Julie Weitz's video sequences were able to hold their own amongst all the flash and noise. Various yoga like positions were assumed and then with mirror and glass, paint was overlaid in various geometric combinations.
Perry Vasquez work is rather the odd work out with no electronics or sculptural aspects. Just good old fashion painting, perhaps a touch influenced by Hieronymus Bosch.
Barbara Sexton's very strange ear duals are compelling viewing..the shadow profile was provided by Larry Poteet who crossed as I snapped the shutter.
Dave Ghilarducci presents a music influenced Morse Code generator. It is, as always with Dave, an elegantly constructed sculpture.