Current Exhibitions

Dan Perjovschi, Welcome, 2015

Susan Swartz, detail: Nature Revisited 44, 2018, Acrylic on canvas,
42x84 in. Private collection. Photo credit: Susan Swartz Studios

Susan Swartz: Breaking Away, 2006–2018

Over the past decade Susan Swartz has developed a painterly style that results in lush surfaces sculpted from the subtle accretion of color. Swartz will exhibit a survey of recent work that demonstrates a newfound synthesis and complexity in her approach to abstracting the natural landscape. This, her first exhibition in California, follows a series of solo exhibitions in major European art museums.

Curator: Rachel Teagle, Founding Director

On view June 30–September 2, 2018
Opening reception July 15, 3:00 PM

Arts and Humanities 2018 Graduate Exhibition

Andrea Chung, Filthy water cannot be washed, 2016-2017, Cyanotypes and watercolor, 88 x 240 in, (223.5 x 609.6 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase with funds provided by The Robert L. and Dorothy M. Shapiro Acquisition Endowment and proceeds from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Art Auction 2016, 2018.7. Courtesy of the artist.

Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here

Andrea Chung’s practice finds unexpected intersections between materials, processes, and places. Chung creates installations that offer critical insight into legacies of colonialism and migration. This exhibition—Chung’s first traveling museum exhibition—highlights her inventive use of collage, printmaking, and photography in an installation that examines the predatory, non-native lionfish that has proliferated recently in the Caribbean Sea, destroying the local ecosystem. With their cyan-blue color, the prints conjure a fantastic underwater world, but they also present a potent allegory of colonization.

Traveling exhibition from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

On view June 30–September 2, 2018
Opening reception July 15, 3:00 PM