Garrett Harris 8:25 a.m., May 24
"Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis"
As part of museum's ongoing "Cerca" series, which highlights the work of regional artists, Noble's mixed-media installation and performance charts a psychological path through the City Heights neighborhood, where the artist grew up. Piece "takes the form of an intricate sculptural environment made up of hundreds of cut paper dolls and other forms." The installation — on view through Sunday, January 20 — also incorporates an experiential soundtrack emanating from 14 handmade paper speakers.
"The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection" continues through Sunday, June 1, 2014. Featuring more than 80 artists and representing five decades of collecting, the group show of museum acquisitions "highlights many of the region's most beloved and accomplished artists." Many of the two-dimensional works will be displayed in a dense, salon-style hanging covering the walls. A separate white cube space designed for the exhibition occupies the center of the room, presenting focused selections of works inside the cube, which will change seasonally. Thematic installations will rotate inside the cube every three to four months.