the spoils | MAR. 21-APR. 11

Exhibition Run: March 21-April 11
Opening Reception: 6-9PM, March 21
Gallery Hours: 11-4PM, Wednesday-Saturday

Space 4 Art presents the spoils an exhibit of new work by Carlos Castro Arias and J Noland. Using the neighborhood and grounds of Space 4 Art as their source material, Castro and Noland engaged in a collaborative process to explore the contradictions and inspirations they encountered. Considering the ever-changing dynamics of the city, while accumulating ephemera from the surrounding area, the artists created the exhibit with a nod to their respective backgrounds. While Castro, who recently moved to San Diego, reflects on sedentary and nomadic lifestyles related to the neighborhood environment, Noland, a local of many years, finds a foothold in the stereotypes of a mythic San Diego. Diverse forms emerge from re-contextualized objects, and the “natural” systems of Space 4 Art’s 16th Street lot come into play in the spoils.


Carlos Castro Arias was born in Bogota, Colombia, and received an MFA from SFAI in 2010. He was nominated for the Luis Caballero prize (2013), one of Colombia’s most prestigious awards, received a Fulbright award (2008), and recent exhibits include Old News of the Present (2014) at 21st Projects in New York City, Accidental Beauty (2013) at Museo Santa Clara, and Bogotapolis at the Stenersen Museum, in Oslo, Norway. He is an Assistant Professor of Painting at SDSU.

J Noland was born in Indiana, and has an MFA from UCSD in 2014. Solo exhibits include, Thank you for being a friend (2011), How the west was fun (2014), and Shooting the shit (2011) at Helmuth Projects, San Diego. He is a member of the URADNZA artist collective, “saying the least and saying it loud.”