MARCH 18, 2012

Compuesto de Partes: A Heterogenous Study

March 15 – 22, 2012 Daphne Hill, Debby and Larry Kline, Lee Puffer, Julia San Román, Gail Schneider Reception:  Sunday, March 18, 4 - 8 p.m. Q & A with artists: 6:00 pm

San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies Program curated this exhibition featuring artwork that explores the divergent nature of artistic expression, bringing together an exciting array of artists who use various media to examine the human condition. Composed of many parts, the exhibit proposes that a deeper understanding can be gleaned by considering an object (a thing, being, or concept) from a multitude of perspectives. Each artist offers an interpretation of his or her own for the viewer to consider, engage, and partake. Each created object is different, but connected in a unique manner.

Featured in the exhibit are works by emerging and established artists from San Diego's talented and expansive arts community. Daphne Hill uses the ubiquitous calendar girl to explore the dark underside of our most primal urges. Debby and Larry Kline investigate the liminal state between poison and medicine, existence and non-existence, healing and hurting. Lee Puffer uses sculptural forms to examine the meaning of gestures and words, and the sophisticated interplay between action and thought. Julia San Roman's evocative romantic paintings capture human yearning, and exalt nostalgia and imagination as the truest expression of the human experience. Gail Schneider inquires into the disconnect between humanity and nature as she creates forms that explore the alliance between the active and the latent, creator and created.

The opening reception will feature light refreshments and a Q & A with the participating artists.