Oceanside Museum of Art
OMA PRESENTS FIVE EXHIBITIONS DEVOTED TO THE LANDSCAPE
This fall, OMA is dedicating its entire block of museum exhibitions in all five galleries to one central thematic topic: The Landscape. This landscape exhibition block is the first of the Thematic Exhibitions Series which each year will address various important thematic subjects.
• Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective (through March 23, 2014)
• Scape/Escape: Stephen Curry (through March 30, 2014)
• Urban Entropy: James Enos (through March 30, 2014)
Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective
OMA is partnering with Steven Churchill, Producer of The Art of Photography Show, to curate an exhibition that offers museum visitors a global/international perspective on the landscape. Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective, curated by Churchill, will feature approximately 40 images that highlight our integral connection to our surrounding environment and the changing aspects of our landscape. With images ranging from urban settings to idyllic naturescapes, this exhibit will present a diverse selection of engaging scenes from around the world.
Scape/Escape: Stephen Curry
Through the disassembling and reassembling of visual iconography taken from nature, San Diego-based artist, Stephen Curry presents a unique and contemporary perspective of landscape. Fragmenting trees and other natural elements, Curry's installation blends the representational qualities of nature with contemporary abstraction. This exhibition will feature a collection of multiple panel paintings that function together evoking consideration of our surrounding landscape
Urban Entropy: James Enos
Working outside the lines of a singular practice, James Enos wears the role of artist, curator, social activist, educator, public programmer and more. Urban Entropy is an ornate record of work made during Enos’ time in graduate school from 2002- 2005 at The New School of Architecture and Design and from 2006- 2009 at The University of California San Diego, with the remainder of the works opening into the progression of his post-graduate school practice. Within his multi-disciplinary practice compiled of sculptures, drawings and socially programmable architectural structures, Enos discusses an often invisible side of our landscape. Focusing on questions of civic identity and collective strategies for social change he gives a poignant critique of what he describes as urbanization’s fundamental aesthetic problems.
Akin to the variedness of his artistic career, Enos holds multiple degrees including a master’s degree in architecture and a subsequent master’s in studio art. Enos’ master’s degree in architecture is a prominent influence reflected within the tight construction and precision seen in each work. No matter if you are inspired to look further into how your city is constructed, zoned and aesthetically considered, or if you enjoy the calming beauty of his work’s repetitive forms and symmetrical balance, you will come away with new considerations of the word "landscape."
Jean Wells: Icons of Desire
Jean Wells is a San Diego-based artist known for her large-scale, eye-dazzling mosaic sculptures inspired by iconic popular culture and brand name products.
Working in a similar oeuvre like the artists Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, and Jeff Koons, Wells explores our growing nostalgia and relationship with everyday Americana subject matter such as ice cream, candy, food and drink, toys, graphic design, and themes related to beauty and body image.
Her most recent work: a Smart Car sculpture.
Through June 15.
Dichotomy: Kenneth Capps
Dichotomy traces Kenneth Capps’ extraordinary body of work from the early 1970s ink on paper and steel cut-out drawings which suggest three dimensional space to his more recent work that physically releases the line into sculptural form. Within both his 2D and 3D works Capps engages shapes, distorting, bending, and angling each in every which way to demonstrate the multitude of means in which one can discuss a singular form or idea. The sphere and square take center stage -- either object or the distortions of said object are to be found in any work viewed within the show.
This exhibition weaves together a strong conversation between Capps’ drawings and their relationship to his sculptural language featuring works that share a common bond of dichotomies; rectilinear/curvilinear, convex/concave, open/ closed, positive/negative, stable/unstable.
March 22 through July 6.
Wet Birds Don’t Fly at Night: Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers is a local North County artist who is interested in the weird, absurd, and mundane. Rogers works in many mediums including welded steel, sculpture, and painting.
Wet Birds Don’t Fly at Night showcases his works done in oil on canvas, oil on panel, and welded steel. Roger’s possess a brilliant dark humor that shines through masterfully painted surfaces and technically advanced sculptures.
April 13 to August 2.
Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is a premier regional art museum in Southern California and a leader of arts and culture in North County San Diego. Opened in 1995, OMA educates and inspires through a unique range of diverse engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, national and global artists and art forms. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission the first Sunday of every month, general admission is $8, $5 for seniors and free for students and military. For more information call 760-435.3720 or visit oma-online.org.
The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, California, within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak, Coaster, Sprinter, and Metrolink stops.
Wednesday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.
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