This exhibition invited artists of all media in Southern California/Baja Norte to submit work incorporating text, language, coding, spoken word, literature, books, and other aesthetic materials into their work. The exhibition includes a special sound component by Suzanne Thorpe, an installation by SDAI’s artist-in-residence Nina Preisendorfer, and performances by Arzu Ozkal and Perry Vasquez.
In tandem with this exhibition will be a youth art component by students from San Miguel Elementary in Lemon Grove, created through SDAI’s in-school teaching artist program, a solo exhibition by Judith Parenio (Remembered Sites: Real & Imagined), as well as the unveiling of a large-scale installation by renowned artist Raul Guerrero.
Participating artists in “(Con)text: Rethinking Language in Art” are: Irene Abraham, Wick Alexander, James Anthony, Jon-Loren Bazan, Robin Bright, Colin Burns, Stefani Byrd, Kim Cruz, Kristina Bell Di Tullo, Patrick Donovan, Dani Dodge, Matt Dunn, Richard Gleaves, Marina Grize, Vijay Hingorani, Heidi Kayser, Kenny King, Alexander Kohnke, Stephanie Lindquist, Elena Lomakin, Omar Lopex, Andrew Mandinach, Chris Martino, Bhavna Mehta, Christian Michaels, Arzu Ozkal, Keith Parks, Shauna Peck, Robert Pendleton, Judy Pike, Nina Preisendorfer, Barbara Romain, Deanne Sabeck, Ned Snider, Cheryl Sorg, Vicki Teague-Cooper, Suzanne Thorpe, Bradley Tsalyuk and Corey Dunlap, Perry Vasquez, Tina Ybarra
This exhibition is sponsored by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.