San Diego Art Institute / Balboa Park / San Diego CA
Thursday, June 4, to Sunday, July 12, 2009
“A San Diego Artist distills everyday moments and world events into a pure essence of color, space, and shadows, inspiring others to connect to the world around us.”
Sandra Shrader, Under the Sun Magazine, June 2009.
“C’est la Vie”, a site-specific project, 2009 – 45 feet
photos Leslie Ryan
Created and painted from a series of recent photographs of landscapes and of people, taken in San Diego and in the adjacent deserts, “C’est la Vie” proposes a series of snapshots of the way I see the place where I live.
The puzzle-like installation, made especially for the SDAI space, continues the exploration started with “Here it’s Peace”, my first solo show at the SDAI in June 2008, and with the ensemble of six large paintings “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” presented in the show “New Contemporaries II” (San Diego Art Prize 2009) at Noel-Baza Fine Art in February-March 2009.