Oceanside Museum of Art
OMA PRESENTS FIVE EXHIBITIONS DEVOTED TO THE LANDSCAPE THIS FALL
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.
• Outside: Selections from the Doug Simay Collection (September 22, 2013-January 26, 2014)
• Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape (November 1, 2013-February 23, 2014)
• Scape/Escape: Stephen Curry (November 9, 2013-March 30, 2014)
• Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective (November 9, 2013-March 23, 2014)
• Urban Entropy: James Enos (November 16, 2013-March 30, 2014)
Outside: Selections from the Doug Simay Collection
OMA is proud to announce the inaugural Collectors Series exhibition, Outside: Selections from the Doug Simay Collection, which focuses on a passionate collector and longtime participant and supporter of the arts in San Diego, Doug Simay. Patricia Patterson, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Ernest Silva, John Divola, David Fobes and 40 other prominent artists make up this incredible look at the Doug Simay collection.
Simay has been highly active in the San Diego area art scene since the early 1980s, rotating through many facets of the art world. Simay formally launched his gallery, Simayspace, in 1982 in conjunction with Mark Quint; this gallery went on to thrive in various permeations and locations for 26 years. In addition to Simayspace, he ran Java, a hip artist coffee shop for nine years from 1985- 1994 and ABC, an equally artist-friendly bookstore from 1988- 1994. Finally, he helped launch and run the
Art Academy of San Diego from 1998-2008. All the while Simay was avidly collecting art in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Outside allows museum guests a glimpse into the mind of Doug Simay, the personal relationships he formed throughout the last 30 years collecting art and the evolution of his purchased works and their value within the art market.
Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape
OMA and San Diego History Center (SDHC) have collaborated with top regional art scholars to produce a joint exhibition that offers visitors a unique and diverse perspective from which to view our region’s landscape. Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape, will open at SDHC on September 19 and at OMA on November 1 and will continue through January 26, 2014 at SDHC and February 23, 2014 at OMA. The dual exhibition — the first such collaboration between SDHC and OMA — is a juried invitational with submissions from local artists. The exhibition presents 24 regional artists and 90 artworks in total. Work will be split evenly between the two institutions. Along with the four featured artists: William Glen Crooks, Carol Lindemulder, Michael Field and Lynn Schuette, the exhibition includes: Wick Alexander, Eleanor Antin, Stuart Burton, Scott B. Davis, Jeanne Dunn, Roman de Salvo, John Brinton Hogan, James Hubbell, Judith Jarcho, Brad Maxey, Duncan McCosker, Scott Polach, Iana Quesnell, Kim Reasor, Gail Roberts, Michael Richard Rosenblatt, Paul Strahm, Perry Vasquez, Duke Windsor, and Leah I. Younker.
The lead organizer of the exhibition is Charlotte Cagan, Executive director, San Diego History Center. Bram Dijkstra, renowned author and art scholar, is the lead curator of the exhibition. The panel of curators also includes Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries, Professor of Practice and Art History, University of San Diego; Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art, San Diego Mesa College; and Daniel Foster, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art.
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
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.
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’.
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.
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