Above: Promotional graphic of the "Microcosm" exhibit at Thumbprint Gallery
Restricting the artist to a space no larger than 1 foot in diameter, "Microcosm," is an exhibition of a world in miniature. Opening at Thumbprint Gallery on March 10, 2012 this show presents a group of urban artists each individually creating microcosms, ‘anything that is regarded as a world in miniature.’
One of the artists on display is San Diego born, Mark Richmond. His modernistic approach to an ancient Japanese Woodblock style with influence from graffiti art is extremely distinctive. Richmond’s most famous piece is a 25ft Koi fish scene at the San Diego International Airport, as well as a large mural of Malcolm X, at SDSU for the Black Student Union and a large portrait of Cesar Chavez for the United Farm Workers.
Also on show is Bret Barrett, another local San Diego artist, who makes kinetic art and paintings. His work combines surrealist and realist techniques that comment on the social culture of today. Barrett forms interesting alternative realities and bizarre miniature worlds where kittens fly planes, chicks heads poke out the top of submarines alongside kinetic sculptures that combine mixed media to create equally strange structures.
Some of the other artists exhibiting include Matthew Land, Alfie Numeric, Keemowerks, E.vil, Christopher Konecki, Brian Dombrowsky, Rejeena Victoriano, Mr. Benja, Paul Naylor, Tia Vamp, Sarah Stieber.
The opening begins at 5pm and runs until 10pm on March 10, 2012. The exhibition is on show at Thumbprint Gallery until April 1, 2012. Thumbprint Gallery is located at 920 Kline Street 104, La Jolla, San Diego. There is no dress code and no cover. All ages are welcome. Google Maps