San Diego Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of “Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media” opening at SDAI on April 1, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will run through May 15.
The group exhibition “Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media” highlights artists of all media working in the liminal spaces not easily defined by traditional collage or assemblage work. The artists in “Diverge/Convene” have all developed and share an understanding of contemporary collage as a medium and a genre, employing disparate elements through the use of materials and/or content. This exhibition celebrates artists both locally and nationally that are not only working in traditional 2D/3D mediums, but also in sound sculpture, video, photography, installation, and alternative processes. The exhibition is organized by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Exeuctive Director of SDAI, and Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.
Selected artists include: Wick Alexander, Elise Amour, Sean Capone, William Crump, Patrick Dintino, Aaron Garretson, Tara de la Garza, Marina Grize, Ivy Guild, Greg Haberny, Jodi Hays, John Brinton Hogan, Alan F. Jones & Lissa Corona, Robin Kang, Davin Kyle Knight, Angele Lebert, Tina Linville, Elena Lomakin, Jessica McCambly, Bhavna Mehta, Carmelo Midili, Joshua Moreno, Margaret Noble, Edwin Nutting, Brianna Ortega, Sara Parent-Ramos, Scott Polach, Ryder Richards, Gwen Samuels, Ali Silverstein, Josh Slater, Eva Struble, David Willburn, Ricardo Yanofsky.
Also opening on April 1st will be two new commissions for SDAI. The mural “San Diego Women in Resistance” by Arzu Ozkal will be a visual statement against authority, patriarchy, and other social mechanisms that govern our rights and resources. LA-based artist Amir H. Fallah will present “Faded”, a site-specific installation that transforms the project space into a psychedelic domestic space bathed in the technicolor glow of grow lights and covered in an array of domestic objects and textiles. The walls feature photosynthesizing plants, deconstructed tapestries and evil eye pendants and prayer beads that ward off bad spirits and bring luck to the space.
Image: Evil Eye by Amir H. Fallah
This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture