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2018-2019 Exhibitions

Light and Space: Contemporary Continuations

June 23 – August 25, 2019
Reception: Saturday, June 22

Inspired by the 1960’s Southern California Light and Space movement, this local group exhibition presents contemporary artists who have continued working within the core fundamentals of the original movement. Related to minimalism and geometric abstraction, the work is characterized by its focus on visual perception through light, space, and volume. Inspired by these foundational elements, each artist has expressed an evolved individual interpretation in a variety of mediums. 

At right: Wish You Were Here – foundational elements, local artists Adam Belt, Kaori Fukuyama, and Rebecca Webb express an evolved individual interpretation in a variety of mediums.

 

Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self-Help Graphics & Art

March 31 – June 9, 2019 

Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is a community center in East Los Angeles dedicated to the creation and promotion of new works by Chicano and Latino artists through experimental and innovative printmaking techniques. Since 1973, SHG has been the intersection where arts and community meet, providing a forum for local and international artists. This 45th anniversary exhibition looks back on the four plus decades of artistic innovation and excellence.

 

Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-51

January 27 – March 16, 2019

Explore the history, artistry, and production of Hawaii’s enduring fashion statement, the Aloha Shirt. This exhibition of sixty objects, including original textile artwork, production sketches and swatches, advertisements, and vintage shirts tells the story of an early innovator, John “Keoni” Meigs, in an industry that has left an indelible mark on fashion in the U.S. and the world.

 

2019 Juried Biennial

December 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019

The Cannon Art Gallery 2019 Juried Biennial was juried by Robert L. Pincus, a renowned art critic and writer, and Maria Mingalone, the Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art. The exhibition features 60 works by 46 artists who live or work in San Diego County. Over the past 20 years, the William D. Cannon Art Gallery’s Juried Exhibitions have become an important showcase for the work of both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. Since the first juried exhibition in 1999, more than 500 artists have appeared in the Gallery’s juried exhibitions.