“Not using your art for activism is like making beautiful things without purpose,” says Arinze. “I use my art as a form of shoe-shifting – putting people in my shoes and also for people to put themselves in the shoes of others.”
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
A six-installation exhibition of Tim Shaw’s work is currently on view at the San Diego Museum of Art. Dubbed by the museum’s press as “an exploration of global terrorism, freedom of speech, and artificial intelligence as expressed through six thought-provoking installations”.
The exhibit opened to the public Saturday October 20, and will be on view through the end of the year. Shaw’s first museum exhibition in the United States showcases his intellectual talents along with the artist’s engaging body of work. Beyond Reason focuses on somber themes such as terrorism and abuse of power, yet it’s presentation is forged with an almost inquisitive and darkly insightful approach that instills a desire for independent exploration of the subjects. It is this persistent addressing of challenging or deeper issues that leaves one enjoying it for both the emotive nature of the themes, as well as the brilliantly immersive installations.Read More
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.Read More
Encapsulated (2017), [Digital Animation on Analogue] : Encapsulated, draws on themes consistent with Milosevic’s practice, both contemplative and nostalgic, it combines digital forms, both abstract and figurative to create a unique mobile environment where human-like wire figures dance along side floating crystal formations, which are punctuated by pulsing luminescent balls of light. In this mystical Waltz of cage-like entities there is a tension that perpetuates between the lights that dim and flicker within these moving forms and the less visceral solid shells which contain them. The viewer is at once hypnotised by the interplay between the physical wire forms and their somewhat detached movements and by contrast the rhythmic pulsing of the light sources they encompass, which bring them to life in unique ways.Read More