William D. Cannon Art Gallery
National quality with a regional focus. Variety and balance. Introduction of new work to the area. Engaging new audiences… These are just some of the primary goals of the changing exhibition program that have made the William D. Cannon Art Gallery a dynamic center for the visual arts in San Diego’s North County. Through museum-quality exhibitions, hands-on family activities, acclaimed arts education programs, lectures and publications, the Gallery strives to make the visual arts an accessible, integral and ongoing part of the community’s life.
John Cederquist: Illusions in Wood
March 30 – May 25
Reception: Saturday, March 29
San Juan Capistrano artist John Cederquist is considered one of the top 100 Craftsmen in America with works in the American Craft Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Museum. A sculptor known for playful trompe-l'œil wood assemblages and furniture that blur the distinctions between reality and illusion. Cederquist’s unique constructions combine two-dimensional inlaid images of everything from Japanese prints to popular cartoons with three dimensional furniture forms.
Upcoming exhibitions: 2014
Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape
June 15 – Aug. 17
Reception: Saturday, June 14
This exhibition explores America’s love affair with the car, and how the “Great American Road trip” continues to be a major part of American history and culture. The investigative spirit of the road trip, long rooted in American culture, is reflected in the work of a group of contemporary artists who employ themes of location and memory to produce an experiential evaluation of Americans on the road. Common Tread is being presented in collaboration with Begovich Gallery at California State University Fullerton.
The William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents five exhibitions annually that range in subject matter and scope, from historical prints and photography to contemporary painting and drawing to American and International folk art in an effort to actively promote a cross-cultural education in the arts. View a selection of images from past shows at the gallery.
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