San Diego NOW: Eight UCSD Visual Artists presents top artistic talent emerging from one of the finest conceptual art institutions in the nation, University of California, San Diego. Designed to encourage a meaningful dialogue between Masters of Fine Arts students and the larger San Diego art community, San Diego NOW features artists working in a variety of media, including video, painting, photography, sculpture and performance with a shared concern for the changing dynamics of society and our place within it. The exhibition presents the work of artists James Enos, Jesse Mockrin, Zac Monday, Omar Pimienta, Lesha Maria Rodriguez, Tim Schwartz, Julia Westerbeke, and Suzanne Wright. San Diego NOW is curated by Danielle Susalla and will be on view through January 3, 2010.
UCSD has a long tradition of encouraging artists to move beyond specific mediums, inspiring them to create conceptually grounded work that pushes current boundaries. Charged with social, political, mythical, organic, and personal narratives, each artist in San Diego NOW is developing a unique mode of expression that will be heard beyond this community as they continue to grow. Oceanside Museum of Art is proud to present this dynamic group of San Diego artists who are at the forefront of contemporary art making.