SPACE 4 ART TO FEATURE CO-FOUNDER IN ARTIST RUN GALLERY’S FINAL EXHIBITION
Chris Warr Returns to San Diego with a New Body of Work Embracing Uncertainty
For over six years, the all-volunteer curatorial committee at Space 4 Art has coordinated dozens of exhibitions featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists as well as emerging local artists. Unfortunately, the sale of Space 4 Art’s current home to a developer has led to the loss of its gallery spaces and some artist studios. Although this is the final gallery exhibition, it is not the end of Space 4 Art. The organization will maintain four live/work and sixteen work studios at the current location while they continue the ongoing project of building their permanent home in Sherman Heights.
For this final exhibition, the curatorial committee invited Space 4 Art co-founder and former curator, Chris Warr, to exhibit work he has developed since moving from San Diego to Los Angeles last year.
SHIFTER features paintings and sculptures that embrace uncertainty and genuine curiosity. A carpenter by trade, Chris Warr’s work has been known for its physicality and the occasional use brute force on stubborn materials. For the last year, he has abandoned force and allowed himself to move freely through a variety of methods and media to produce new work. He has painted, photographed, carved, cast, built, and disassembled objects from image to abstraction and abstraction to structure. Moving between multiple projects and not forcing outcomes, has resulted is refreshingly honest work showing a softer more relaxed relationship with the materials and, perhaps, himself.
This event will feature Open Studios and will be the last opportunity to tour the entire facility. Aztec dancing group, Calpulli Mexihca of Barrio Logan, will be selling tacos and refreshments to fundraise for their participation in Chicano Park Day.