By Patricia Frischer
|Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton|
Dr. Reuben Shaw
Elegant simple shape, complicated materials and construction
Marcos Ramírez ERRE, the De La
Torre Brothers, Siobhan Arnold, David Adey,
Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton, Debby and Larry Kline,
Mely Barragan, Christopher Puzio,
Cesar and Lois Collective and Wendy Maruyama. Now that is a major line-up of talent and they do not disappoint. Curated by Chi Essary and with an absolutely stunning catalog, we were pleased to see this show before it closed. Hopefully this report and the catalog will be a permanent memory of such talent coming together.
The show is a trifecta because these artists were each assigned to a different endowed chair scientist recipient at the Salk Institute. The endowment ($3 million for each chair) is the patron part of the title. These scientists are working on cures for disease and asking those important questions like why do we age, how can we save the planet? What the artists (even ERRE) all discovered was that answers did not come in black and white. The research has shown that finding one answer might lead to more complications. So thank goodness we have these beautiful visual images to remind us that life is good and with that beauty comes hope.
|Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton (detail)|
Dr. John Reynold
Ripples of memories reflected in the mirror like surface, more distorted as the piece progresses.
|Wendy Maruyama (detail)|
Dr. Kay Tye
Trying to connect biologically or culturally.
Dr. Jan Karlseder
Dolly the cow entangled in loops of knowing and unknowing,
|Cesar and Lois Collective|
Dr. Joanne Chory
Proposing an artificial intelligence that learns from nature not from humans.
|Marcos Ramírez ERRE|
Dr. Clodagh O'Shea
Trying to make a black and white world that we can control,
|Marcos Ramírez ERRE (detail)|
|De La Torre Brothers|
Dr. Gerald Shadel
The good changes to the bad changes to the good changes to the bad.
|De La Torre Brothers|
|De La Torre Brothers (detail)|
Dr. Geoffrey Wahl
Metaphors within metaphors,
|Christopher Puzio (detail)|
Dr. Susan Kaech
A secret little message inside of every lymph gland.
|Siobhan Arnold (detail)|
|Debby and Larry Kline|
Dr. Thomas Albright
Truth hidden and revealed and hidden and revealed.
La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage Gallery
HOURS: Wed-Sunday, 12-4 p. m. through January 16. Free admission.