“Art is Dead / Art is Alive” produced by the Border Corps

Participation in Art is Dead / Art is Alive, produced by the Border Corps for the exhibition “Here Not There” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). Editor and Art Director: Perry Vasquez.
Jun 06, 2010–Sep 19, 2010 at MCASD La Jolla, CA.

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At the MCASD La Jolla, with Lori Lipsman, also invited to participate to the Border Corps’ zine, next to the Border Media Cart, where people can grab a copy of the zine.
The Border Corps Media Cart: fabrication Armando de la Torre, video by Xavier Vasquez, sound by Anthony Vasquez.

Editor/Art Director: Perry Vasquez
Cover Design and printing: Rondi Vasquez

Contributors: Jim Miller, Mark Dery, Bill Nericcio, Jim Ruland, Michele Guieu, Lori Lipsman, Doris Bittar, Nuvia Crisol Guerra, Omar Pimienta, Art as Authority, Shondra Dawson, Tony Allard, Endy, David White, Perry Vasquez.

MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291

“Lynn Susholtz” / Movers and Shakers

Art Expressions Gallery / Movers and Shakers / San Diego, CA.
January 21 – February 6, 2010

Lynn Susholtz
acrylic and ink on canvas 6x[24″x24″]
private collection

Exhibited in the show: Movers and Shakers Project (phase II)

My piece for that group show is about Lynn Susholtz, Director of Art Produce Gallery, San Diego. Artist, art activist, teacher, gallery owner, organizer of events (dance, music, lectures, talks), she is an important actor in the San Diego art scene. I wanted a multi-faceted image. Her gallery, Art Produce, won last November a “2009 Orchid Award for Public Art”: “When artist Lynn Susholtz renovated the old North Park Produce building into Art Produce, her plans included a “pedestrian art gallery.” The long and narrow space has storefront windows along University Avenue,where the art is part of the street, the art viewer is also on display, and the activity of the street becomes part of the experience of the art. Places like this are fundamental to the experience of walking in the city. It creates a public space, a meeting space. It is places like this gallery and the view it shares with the street, that make walking in the city worthwhile.

Art Expressions Gallery
2645 Financial Court, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92117

“Curiosity” at the California Center for the Arts

A benefit auction in support of Arts at the California Center for the Arts.
Saturday, July 24, 2010.

My piece for the auction

Piece of Her
Piece of Her

Piece of Her
acrylic and spray paint on wood panel
diptych [18″x18″]x2

Dan Adams, Christie Beniston, Keely Berry-LeBlanc, Ray Brownfield, Levi J. Casias, Lea de Wit, Jacqueline Scott Dotson, Emilie Elmore, Greg Evans, Dixon Fish, Sunny Frowein, Amber George, Michele Guieu, Hugo Heredia, Anna Zappoli Jenkins, Christina Li, Jackie Lo, Jean Lowe, Kim MacConnel, Beth March, Shannon McNeil, Owen Mundy, Shauna Peck, Sfona Pelah, Niki de Saint Phalle, The Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Ernest Silva, Tara Smith, Kelly Vivanco, The Frederic Whitaker & Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation.

California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 839-4120

“The Bedroom Series” / Vacancy 3

Vacancy 3 / One night / One empty Apartment / San Diego, CA.
July 11, 2010

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26 photos of bedrooms taken by 26 different artists, each print is 11×19″.

Vacancy is an interesting concept developed by Lori Lipsman. Some time to time a tenant leaves an apartment she owns in North Park. She then organizes – with not much time – a “one night” or “one day” show with a group of artists, dividing the apartment into spaces for different projects. Last time, for Vacancy 2, I’ve got the living room, this time I’ve got the bedroom. It is an exciting project to work on.

“The Bedroom Series “
Having the space of the (empty) bedroom in the vacant apartment, I decided it would be interesting to ask a group of artists/friends to send me a jpeg of their bedroom. There was no special requirements except sending a photo of the bedroom where one can see the bed and to send a jpeg large enough to be printed with a good definition. I really am interested in “site-responsive” installations, something the Vacancy series seems to be made for!

Artists participating: Irene Abraham, Janie Altmann, Richard ChauDavis , Guillaume Cherel, Armando de la Torre, Andrea Chamberlin, Jean et Julia Dubranna-Uitz, Sam Frazier, Janine Free, Christine Freitas, Richard Gleaves, Carol Graber, Michele Guieu, Craig Kane, David Krimmel, Lori Lipsman, Michael Maas, Eric Meyer, Jfre Robot Coad, Ronaldo P., Wendy and Michael Ruiz , Ivan Sigg, Drew Snyder, Anna Stump, Katherine Sweetman, Maura Vazakas.

Art Auction for the Museum School at Jett Gallery

Art Auction for the Museum School
Jett Gallery, San Diego, CA. Saturday, June 26, 2010.

My piece for the auction:

Territories Series / Connections #20
acrylic on canvas, 2010

Acamonchi , Anna OCain , Aram Jibilian , Branan Freeman , Bret Barret , Chris Clements , Cynthia Colis , Dan Allen , Daniel Martinez , Dave Lively , David Talbot , David White , DJ Bee , fundraiser , Gilbert Neri , Gustav Rooth , Ingram Ober , James Ivey , James Watts , Jessica McCambly , Jim Yuran , Joey Vaissuso , John Lewis , Joseph Bennett , Josh Herman , Josh Higgins , Joshua Krause , Josue Castro , Kati McCord , Kelly Hutchinson , Kristi Cherundolo , lindsey Nobel , Lindy Ivey , Little Italy , Lori Sipsman , Matt Devine , Michele Guieu , Nancy Creech , Paul Frank , Perry Vasquez , Steve Eilenbert , Valo Riberto , Wendell Kling.

The Museum School
989 W. Kalmia St.
San Diego, CA, 92101

“Living Room with Ghost and no TV” / Vacancy 2

Vacancy 2 / group show
One Night / One vacant apartment / 15 artists
February 5, 2010

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About “Living Room with Ghost and no TV” or “Watching the campfire”

I worked in the living room. I created a mural about the “TV room”. TV is usually the central element at people’s houses. I personally do not watch TV but I wanted to use one as a “fireplace”, with a video of a campfire I took in Anza Borrego Desert a few weeks ago, when we were camping. So one TV is working, the other one is empty. 2 men are watching.

Sprinkled on the walls are a series of photos taken during dinner time, birthday parties, at family and friends’, at moments where the TV is turned off. Some small paintings are also on the wall.

I worked three days on the installation, and the show was only for one night. Then I painted the walls back to white.

The exhibition took place at Lori Lipsman‘s who curated and organized it. Four artists had one room each. A special project took place in the kitchen, the “Leftovers Project”. The concept for that project was to re-work some piece already made and transform it for the event.