We have a new exhibit open in the Rose Art Gallery! Eva Struble, a professor at SDSU and local painter, has installed a recent series of paintings titled “Cover Crop.” The show runs from March 26 – May 4. There will be a public artist reception on Thursday April 5 from 5-7pm.
Struble’s paintings typically deal with landscape through the lens of social and environmental histories, and in this body of work she undermines traditional viewpoints with an experimental approach to the material surface and by pulling frames from her past. Created on top of unfinished canvases from various periods, she adds imagery referencing small farms in the San Diego area, blending in previous scenes of her everyday life, television stills, textile patterns, and landscapes. “Cover crop” refers to a farming process for fallow periods in which a simple crop is seeded into the earth to enrich the soil, and here the underlying paintings create the fertile base from which new work emerges. The artist has previously explored the landscape as a site for troubled labor practices in San Diego agriculture, EPA superfund projects, and militarized activity, and here she continues using her paintings as a vehicle to physically explore new territory while recognizing the layers of history that affect her contemporary view. Cover Crop is inspired by small organizations that are able to feed and educate the community despite unfavorable odds and circumstances, while paying homage to multiple histories in adjacent landscapes.
Eva Struble received her MFA in painting from Yale University and is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University. Recent projects have been exhibited in Converge/Diverge at the San Diego Art Institute, Heavy Grass at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park, and Emblema, at the UVA’s School of Architecture. Struble’s project, Produce, was displayed in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2014. Her work has been shown at the Cleveland MOCA, at Lombard Freid projects in New York, Angles Gallery in Santa Monica, among others. Selected residencies include the Vermont Studio Center, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Andratx Cultural Center in Mallorca. Her work has received praise in Art In America, The Village Voice, the San Diego Union Tribune and other publications.
New show in the Rose Gallery through February!!
As part of a school wide poetry week, the Rose Gallery hosts artwork by various printmakers dedicated to celebrating the printed word in poetry and artist books. The Words with Wings exhibit was curated in conjunction with the Upper School’s Poetry Week taking place February 5-9, 2018. The exhibit showcases various methods of printmaking and artist books. Most of the imagery contains poetry or written word, including a few broadsides of Billy Collins poems by Carolee Campbell.
There are a variety of student-made books inspired by poems around the back wall in the gallery from Ms. Taylor’s 2D Art class. There will be an artist reception Thursday February 1 from 5:30-7:00pm where the artists will be available to meet the community. Much of the professional work is for sale.
This week the Rose Gallery opened a new show, Points of View, a juried exhibition from the artist group California Fibers.
Juried by artist Polly Jacobs Giacchina and gallery curator Jaclyn Enck, the show incorporates current work from over a dozen Southern California artists working in a variety of fiber based medias.
California Fibers, founded in 1970, supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California fiber artists. The imagination and superb craftsmanship of these artists place them in the highest echelon in their fields. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad. Many of its members are well-represented in museums and private collections and are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world . Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables and mixed media.
There will be a celebratory artist reception Thursday November 16 from 6-8PM at the gallery.
The Faculty & Staff Art Exhibit is now OPEN and ready for your viewing pleasure.
Please stop in anytime during the school day to see all of the incredible, diverse work that has been crafted by Parker visual arts teachers, accountants, english teachers, spanish teachers, JK teachers, and more! If you are traveling from the Lower School or would like to see the show in the evening or weekend, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
The show is up from now until October 20. The artwork in the exhibit showcases content across a variety of disciplines – you might come explore the implied narratives, storytelling opportunities, or idea of visual poetry. If nothing else, you’ll gain some insight and appreciation for the creativity and skill of Parker educators.
We like to hold a Faculty/Staff show every two years not only to highlight the skill and creative work of Parker employees, but also in order to keep us current in our own artistic endeavors. This show is not to miss.
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert
Beginning March 17, Parker’s Rose Gallery will be hosting two new artists, whose work is traveling all the way from the east coast to our space on campus.
Bruce Dehnert and Kulvinder Kaur Dhew will each showcase a body of work from their collection.
Kulvnder Kaur Dhew and Bruce Dehnert are artists whose work can often reference similar themes using different media. In this exhibition, Dhew’s drawings are a sustained exploration of charcoal on paper and depict elemental, climatic events. She is drawn to the notion of seduction and beauty and how that relates to dynamism.
Bruce Dehnert presents a body of wood-fired ceramics that portray a decorative approach and the use of a kiln to provide a surface that presents the process through which the work has passed. As flames carry ash through the kiln, these elements leave a trace of their path as they go. This is an important aesthetic consideration.
Both artists utilize wood in order to represent and make special. They do this in very different ways. While Dhew comments on climatic change as metaphor, Dehnert is interested in the decorative impulse in order to comment on atmosphere and function.
The exhibition will run from March 17 – April 26, 2017. The artists will be present for an opening reception on Friday March 17, from 3-8pm at the gallery. Food and refreshments will be served.
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