Illumination at SDAI

I was thrilled to see so many people at the opening of Illumination: 21st Century Interactions with Art, Science, and Technology. For this show, under the direction of curator Chi Essary, sixteen San Diego artists produced work after teaming up with scientists and technologists from seven major research institutions: La Jolla Institute for Immunology, Qualcomm … Continue reading Illumination at SDAI

Melissa Walter: Artist as Experimenter

Melissa Walter has talked at length about the effect of science and her work as a graphic designer on her fine art practice and, unsurprisingly, those two sides of her life have been cast as opposing instead of intertwined. When one seeks to know the unknown, grasp the ungraspable, and name the unnamed, it is rarely seen as an artist’s quest.

South Bay, San Diego: Amanda Kachadoorian’s Research Driven Botanicals

In her large-scale oil on canvas work “South Bay, San Diego'', Amanda Kachadoorian blends American landscape traditions and a distinctly southwestern aesthetic to dig into complex regional histories of San Diego focusing on plant life and botanical hybridity.

Molly Gabbard: Everyday Titties

Molly Gabbard is a current MFA candidate at San Diego State University and she’s got a magnificent set of tits. The use of set here is misleading, it’s more of a series really, expertly sculpted in a variety of materials. She donned the pair titled “Big Jugs” for a performance as part of her thesis show, … Continue reading Molly Gabbard: Everyday Titties

Mythology and Symbolism at Play: If I Were a Poet

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ most recent solo show If I Were a Poet is a winding journey through nearly 30 years of personal mythology. She centers herself, as a woman of mixed background and experience, in a calculated move away from the single colonial narrative of art history and towards a world where the stories of … Continue reading Mythology and Symbolism at Play: If I Were a Poet

Millennial Pink at the San Diego Art Institute

Saturday July 29th marked the opening of the San Diego Art Institute’s most recent show, Millennial Pink, curated by Lissa Corona and Marina Grize. Millennial Pink, the color, could easily be called the undisputed “IT” hue of the last few years. While previously light pinks were synonymous with the innocence of baby girls and all … Continue reading Millennial Pink at the San Diego Art Institute

Archive: True to Self// Gender Treason

From a position of authority treason is betrayal; an attack on the establishment, a strike against the old ways. But, treason can also be the start of something greater; the spark of revolution or the beginning of a great shift. Gender Treason, a show of 12 large scale portraits and accompanying interviews by artist/activist Ryan … Continue reading Archive: True to Self// Gender Treason

Archive: The Artist/Mother, Mother/Artist

The decision of to start a family is a daunting one for anybody, and one I’m not ashamed to say terrifies me. Having children impacts every part of your life and undeniably changes you as a person. This is somehow especially true and difficult for working women artists who are, more often than their male … Continue reading Archive: The Artist/Mother, Mother/Artist