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OMA Presents 'Volcanos And Full Moons: Ernest Silva'

Promotional artwork of OMA's "Volcanos And Full Moons: Ernest Silva"

Above: Promotional artwork of OMA's "Volcanos And Full Moons: Ernest Silva"

At once comic, contemplative and expressive of the human condition, Ernest Silva’s body of work reflects his interest in using multiple-narratives to explore personal and universal images. Recognized for his metaphoric imagery of deer, lighthouses, water, birds and figures, Silva will present an engaging conversation between his earlier and more recent work occupying two exhibition galleries. The artwork will be on display May 25 – September 15, 2013.

- Illustrated Lecture: May 25 from 2-4pm
Join us for an illustrated lecture with Ernest Silva on Saturday, May 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Complimentary for OMA members and free with general admission.

- Exhibition Reception: June 29th from 5-7pm
The Exhibition Reception in conjunction with the opening of three exhibitions including: "Looking for Things: Jay Johnson", "Charles Arnoldi and Tony DeLap: Selections from 60 Years," will take place on Saturday, June 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The reception is complimentary for OMA Members and $10 for Nonmembers.

Silva derives his imagery from a variety of sources: family photographs of his childhood in Rhode Island, vintage story book covers from the 1950s, popular culture and art history. His imagery is also informed by memory, providing a panoply of symbols that combine to activate a strong emotional response. Interested in the intersection between painting, sculpture and installation his exhibition will reflect a combination of the three that will transform the galleries into a stage set with drawings and paintings on the walls and props on the floor. Silva encourages the viewer to become part of the painting and the story, losing the separation between artist, art and audience.

- Artists@Work Ernest Silva: June 6th from 6-9pm
Experience how Ernest Silva develops his signature iconography during OMA’s Artists@Work: Ernest Silva program on Thursday, June 6, 6-9 p.m. Launched in 2012, the Artists@Work program is designed to provide a first-hand look at the creative process.

Each Artists@Work event will showcase an artist whose work is currently on view at the museum, giving an in-depth look at select 2013 OMA exhibitions. All exhibitions will be open for view during each event. Complimentary appetizers and an open beer and wine bar are provided

Location: Oceanside Museum of Art: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. Google Map

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