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Reception: February 12, 2022 5:00 to 7:00pm. Limited space, RSVP required.
December 18, 2021- May 1, 2022. OMA is thrilled to present their fifth biennial, continuing the tradition of elevating the voice of Southern California artists and celebrating the best work from OMA’s Artist Alliance.
Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
OMA: This exhibition represents only a small cross-section of our remarkable artist members. The competition was fierce— ultimately only 61 artworks were selected from nearly 900 entries by juror Alessandra Moctezuma, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College. Although the exhibition is not themed, visual connections clearly emerge through the juror's choices, reflecting her aesthetic judgment and curatorial eye. When shown together, this broad cross-section of styles, interests, media, and approach reflects the diversity and multi- dimensionality of OMA’s artist community, and illustrates the story of artists in the Southern California region.
The female torsos of Julia C R Gray’s sculptural series, SHE-Shell Sea Wisdom, merge gold luster and pearlescent aqua glazes with colorful texturized bases resembling coral. Like a porcelain figure lost at sea and decorated with aquatic growth, her pieces seem fragile yet tempered by time. When given proper protection, our delicate coastal seas can rebound into healthy and vibrant ecosystems.
November 9 – December 15, 2021
Reception: Friday, November 12, 3 – 7 p.m., Art Gallery FA 103
Free Parking in Lot # 1. Park in STUDENT spaces ONLY.
Gallery Hours: T, W, TH 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Fridays, Weekends & Holidays. Closed Thanksgiving week Nov. 22 – 26, 2021. For additional information, please visit: https://www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery or contact the gallery at (619) 388-2829.
Jenny Armer - Aurora Bewicke - Claudia Cano - Evan Chau - Cloud Club Collective
- David Contreras - Ty and Sam Creighton - Bronle Crosby - Alex DeCosta - Dana Edwards - Francisco Eme - Gabrielle Espina - Scott Gengelbach - Rosario Glezmir - Sofia Gonzalez - Chitra Gopalakrishnan - Julia C R Gray - Steve Harlow - Doug Harvey - Vijay Hingorani - Terri Hughes-Oelrich - Amanda Kachadoorian - Sophie Kamdar - Desiree Lawrence - Elena Lomakin - Santiago Lopez - Isa Medina -Teresa Mill - Michelle Montjoy - Kathy Nida - Elizabeth Parr - Omar Pimienta - Wendy Ponomarenko - Kim Reasor - Josie Rodriguez - Taylour Rudzinski - Elizabeth Salaam - Julia San Román - Sage Serrano - Jennifer Spencer - Elizabeth Tobias - Litzy Torres - Thuyduyen Jenny - Jennifer Vargas.
TWENTY WOMEN ARTISTS: NOW
Curated by Alessandra Moctezuma
March 13-August 1, 2021
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California 92054
Watch BEHIND THE EXHIBITION: TWENTY WOMEN ARTISTS: NOW
Watch Behind The Exhibition with curator Alessandra Moctezuma, artist Julia C R Gray, exhibitions manager Katie Dolgov, live streamed Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Modified: Living as a Cyborg 1st Edition
by Chris Hables Gray (Editor)
Cover: Julia C R Gray
Available on Amazon:
Building off the highly successful The Cyborg Handbook, this new collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces brings together a set of compelling personal accounts about what it means to live as a cyborg in the twenty-first century.
Human integration with complex technologies goes back to clothes, cooking, and language, but has accelerated incredibly in the last few centuries, with interest spreading among scientists, coders, people with sophisticated implants, theorists, and artists. This collection includes some of the most articulate of these voices from over 25 countries, including Donna Haraway, Stelarc, Natasha Vita-More, Steve Mann, Amber Case, Michael Chorost, Moon Ribas, Kevin Warwick, Sandy Stone, Dion Farquhar, Angeliki Malakasioti, Elif Ayiter, Heesang Lee, Angel Gordo, and others. Addressing topics including race, gender, sexuality, class, conflict, capitalism, climate change, disability and beyond, this collection also explores the differences between robots, androids, cyborgs, hybrids, post-, trans-, and techno-humans, offering readers a critical vocabulary for understanding and discussing the cyborgification of culture and everyday life.
Compelling, interdisciplinary, and international, the book is a perfect primer for students, researchers, and teachers of cyberculture, media and cultural theory, and science fiction studies, as well as anyone interested in the intersections between human and machine.
Cyborgs Are Us has been juried into the California Sculpture SLAM. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is proud the present California Sculpture SLAM, a California-wide juried exhibition featuring contemporary sculpture. This biennial exhibition represents the diversity of sculpture being created by artists across the state. Selections were made by art critic and LA Times Arts Editor Shana Nys Dambrot.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to concerns surrounding Covid-19 and the mandated shelter-in-place, the provisional dates for California Sculpture SLAM have been extended to November 1, 2020.