Shows seen in 2016

“Synthetically Natural” from Code Kitchen

With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011-2016 at SDSU Downtown Gallery.

Ashley Fenderson, Ghost at SDSU Downtown Gallery. She is one to watch.

The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics and the Reinvention of a Medium at MCASD.

Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón, The Secondary Intent at Space 4 Art. Included in my top picks for the UT Fall Preview. 

Standard Fantastic Studios: For the Love of God Watch These Movies at SD Art Institute Project Space.

Flat Earth at Ship in the Woods.

DeLIMITations at MCASD.

Ruben Ochoa, Watching, Waiting, Commiserating at MCASD.

Moris, Hermoso Paisaje at MCASD. 

Papel Chicano Dos at MCASD.

Patty Ortiz, Work Won’t Kill You at Art Produce Gallery.

With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011 – 2016 at SDSU Downtown Gallery.

Quilts and Color at San Diego Museum of Art.

Mingei of Japan at Mingei International Museum.

The Erik Gronborg Experience at Mingei International Museum.

Shoulders to Stand On: Remembering the Chicana Activist Narrative at Women’s History Museum.

Not Quite Nothing at San Diego Art Institute.

Defying Darkness: Photography at Night at MOPA. Included in my Spring Preview for the Union-Tribune.

With Everything: SDSU Open Studios, Spring Edition at SDSU School of Art + Design.

The Lore Behind the Roar: 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo at San Diego History Center.

Party Lines: the History, Art and Politics of Editorial Cartoons at SDSU Downtown Gallery.

New Contemporaries 2016 at San Diego City College.

Of Animal Importance at San Diego History Center. Beautiful show that deserves more attention. Curated by the multi-talented Tara Centybear.

Angela Kallus at Lux Art Institute. My story for the Union-Tribune.

First Folio at San Diego Central Library Art Gallery.

Laddie John Dill: Light Sentences and Light Traps at Oceanside Museum of Art.

Robin Bright/Tom Driscoll: A Dual Retrospective at Oceanside Museum of Art.

Marjorie Nodelman: San Diego Artist at Oceanside Museum of Art. Strong show, weak title.

In Dust We Trust: The Parkeology Exhibition at San Diego Art Institute.

Melissa Walters, A New Stellar Order at Teros Gallery.

Brush and Ink at San Diego Museum of Art.

East Coast, West Coast and In-Between: Harry Sternberg and America at San Diego Museum of Art.

Speculative Landscapes: The Photography of Connie Samaras at UCSD. Loved this show.

Science Fiction, Science Future at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Michael James Armstrong, 4:2 at Quint Projects.

Peter Halasz, Séance at Quint Projects.

Allied Craftsmen 2016 at Sparks Gallery.

David White, The Aesthetics of Soft Colonies at Space 4 Art. 

Dossier Thalamus, group show of graduating UCSD MFA students, at MCASD.

Stigma Fog, Angela Jennings’ MFA thesis show at UCSD.

Looking Back/Forward at Art Produce.

Feminism Now at Gallery D.

Filmatic Festival at UCSD.

2015 San Diego Art Prize: Wendy Maruyama with Peter Scheidt; Roy McMakin with Kevin Inman at La Jolla Athenaeum.

14th Annual SDSU Art Council Scholarship Exhibition at La Jolla Athenaeum.

Sweet Gongs Vibrating at San Diego Art Institute.

Bhavna Mehta, Body 1.0 at Bay Park Press.

BYOB: Bring Your Own Beamer at Horton Plaza.

Do Ho Suh at MCASD. Included in my roundup for the Union-Tribune’s Spring Arts Preview. 

Brueghel to Canaletto at San Diego Museum of Art. My story for the Union-Tribune: “When the art world changed.”

Finnbogi Pétursson, “Dream” at Quint Projects.

Cathedrals at SDSU Downtown Gallery. I wrote about it for the Union-Tribune and the San Diego Tourism Authority.

Taping Shape at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Also included in my piece for the San Diego Tourism Authority.

Latin American Art Festival at Liberty Station. Some good booths but poorly organized. This festival’s management does not live up to the quality of the participating artists.

Cannibals: Myth and Reality at San Diego Museum of Man. Included in my roundup for the Union-Tribune’s Spring Arts Preview. 

Energy: Made in Form at SDSU Downtown Gallery. This was the first piece I wrote for the Union-Tribune this year: “Pulsating with ‘Energy'”

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