MEGABLOCK: Opening Reception

SATURDAY | MAY 23, 2015 | 6-9 PM

MEGABLOCK acts as a counter-mythology for the rhetoric surrounding urban renewal, which obscures the realities of redevelopment, and it responds to the lack of visibility, resources, and options for East Village’s homeless population. The works were built through a series of data-collecting excursions undertaken by classes from NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Students from UCSD’s Social Engagement in Photography class and NewSchool also contributed to this exhibition.

The walls of Space 4 Art will act as a platform for displays produced by contributing artists Shane Anderson, James Enos, Elizabeth Hensley C., and Charles G. Miller; as well as a selection of materials produced through Periscope Project, a nonprofit organization committed to committed to art, architecture, and regional urban issues formerly housed in 5 shipping containers in the East Village.

The exhibit will include unique gelatin silver paper negatives from the East Village by Shane Anderson, drawings and text by James Enos, a wall diagram by Elizabeth Hensley C., video by Charles G. Miller, a collaborative installation with the artists of Space 4 ArtUCSD's Photography Program currently enrolled in Social Engagement in Photography, and NewSchool of Architecture and Design.