Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’

An Interview with Susan Graham

Susan-Graham, 22-Deputy Single Action Revolver, 2002

On a Tuesday morning in September, I met with sculptor and photographer Susan Graham at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California. Graham was more than halfway through her five-week artist residency and opened her studio to me, allowing an up-close view of her sugar and porcelain sculptures in the process of assembly. Graham shared stories from her childhood in Ohio, articulated her thoughts about working,[.....]

Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves

Isaac Julien TEN THOUSAND WAVES (2010)  Installation view, The Hayward Gallery, London  Nine screen installation, 35mm film, transferred to High Definition  9.2 surround sound, 49' 41"  Courtesy of the artist, Metro Pictures, New York and Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves made its west coast premier this year at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in the largest space yet to exhibit his nine-screen film installation. The film installation, open through December 1 at the museum, braids three strands of time and landscape together: the rural mountains of ancient China, the early Golden Age of Chinese cinema, and current day. Julien, who[.....]

James Turrell’s Wedgework V

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In Beau Lotto’s 2009 TED Talk, he takes the audience through a small series of examples and visual exercises to illustrate the gap between reality and perception. Colors are created through layers of shaded panes, films, shadows, and the positioning of objects. Scientifically speaking, the mind collects and stores these visual images, creating patterns so that images in the physical world are readily discerned: a[.....]

Erik Levine: Grip

As we witnessed over the past two weeks at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, athletes are under perpetually extreme pressure. During practice and performance—be it game, match, run or race—athletes in all sports carry the weight of victory on their shoulders, which of course is why the best of them are so uniquely admired. Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San[.....]