There are a small group of us that are devoted to the Encinitas 99cent shop off El Camino. Sadly it closed at the end of 2022, but not before we had scored some wonderful treasures: a clear magenta bowl which I used as a sculpture stand for a set of isomalt fingers, a Mona Lisa plate, tiny plastic dogs on which I glued scores of packages of glitter, tons of glue guns, shiny aluminum tape, the list is endless for 20 years of visits. I dedicate this story to that store which gave me hours of shopping pleasure for ridiculously low prices.
is divided into 5 districts covering an area of 4 million square meters for 75,000 booths where 100,000 suppliers exhibit 400,000 kinds of products. The products come from around 40 industries and include 2,000 different categories of goods.
Zhang is interested in how those objects take on new personalities which reflects their new owners.
5:30-8:30 pm is shared between her and contemporary composer, Lei Llang. After the talk, the Art of Elan will perform as they work closely with each Artist-in-Residence to create a program inspired by the themes in the artist’s work.
You still have a chance to visit with Shellie Zhang in the studio on Jan 14, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
ICA San Diego North, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024
This exhibition continues until Feb 11,2023
Regular open hours are Thurs - Sun from 12pm to 5pm.