Warrior, Artist, Woman. A Litteral Champion of the Cause

Now based in San Diego, the artist continues to create and show work in California as well as internationally. In addition to her time spent creating, she is currently teaching at two state prisons and maintaining a Director position with FIG (Feminist Image Group). When asked about future plans in a previous interview Litteral replied, “I plan to continue making art. With the political climate as it is, I shall be a continued voice for those who have a difficult time speaking. Women are habitually attacked and silenced, I will not shut up.”

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Women's Month Feature | Influencing Institutions: Women in the Arts

Influential women working in the arts have more often than not been maligned to a secondary status without much acclaim or as much as their male counterparts. It is an issue that has been raised and addressed in almost every facet of the industry and yet, for some reason the amount of women running our arts institutions disproportionately present to our communities the amount of women active in the field.

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DARK: A Group Exhibition

Dark the exhibition centers on the response of five artists to the Bruce Nauman artwork titled, Dark, which is in Southwestern College’s permanent collection. Featuring the work of local artists that are consistently elevating the San Diego art scene, the exhibition is a small, much needed look at an underrecognized artwork in the school’s collection. Unbeknownst to many, the college’s collection contains stellar works by modern artists and contemporary heavy-hitters such as Nauman, Stella, Morris, and Baldessari, (who was a teacher at SWC during 1962-68).

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Spenser Little: Artist Feature

A native San Diegan, Little carries the quintessential air of a cool, down-to earth Southern Californian. His mother was an English Literature professor, and his father a mechanical engineer for the government; he also wrote technical books on engineering, math, and metal technology. With these early influences, Little gained inspiration from the intersection of creative and mechanical qualities that are now prevalent in the work.

His early years found him entrenched in skateboarding culture, an activity that taught him about the infinity of imagination and using the imagination to exact bodily precision. In his twenties he was sponsored and that allowed him to follow his passion for skating into a period of travel and learning. This phase came to an abrupt end after an injury resulting in full reconstructive surgery on both knees found him bedridden, and anxious. It is at this point that he took to making objects with wire as an outlet, something he describes as, “jumping into a river and being taken with the current”. It is this period that also coincided with his entry into the biotech industry.

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Myths + Origins

Myths and Origins is an exhibition focusing on the artwork of two prominent San Diego based artists, staged in a domestic environment. Showcasing their most recent series to highlight the immaterial and ideological aspects of our world. Each artist’s work takes us on a journey, exploring their own vision of the stories, myths, and ideas that lead us to our own truths.

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