Secluded & Convenient Art show
Edifying a Hidden Gem in North Country, “Secluded & Convenient” Art Exhibit Set for this Summer. Local artist Kate Joiner shares her journey of local landscape at Scripps Hospital La Jolla’s Gallery Hall, July through October.
"Secluded & Convenient" is a visual story about past, present and future in a scarce undeveloped area in Carlsbad, North County San Diego. The inspiration comes from hidden gems in plain sight. Artist Kate Joiner draws upon an area physically close to her, as she is mesmerized by the objects and structures once cherished. Her work depicts a wide range of snapshots, tucked away for safety, including an abandoned equestrian farm, a vacant lot owned by Walmart, migrant workers who toil 7 days a week, and the ongoing threat of fires in protected brush. What some see as discarded, she imagines a narrative that came from the remnants. The plot deepens to what will become of the land and the proposed sale of parcel lots allocated for future development.
Often working with an intuitive style and randomness, Joiner uses a variety of techniques in her process. It can start with thrown paint, incorporated digital media and structured composition, as the images are tuned and developed, only be to picked apart, erased and left behind.
The exhibit is on view October 6, with an artist reception to be held on Thursday, July 26 from 6 pm to 8pm at the Administration Gallery Hall.