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'Dynamic Gestures' Exhibition

  • When Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5 p.m.
    Ongoing until Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • Monday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Where San Diego Mesa College: Art Gallery, San Diego
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Arts, Painting, Sculpture
  • Cost Free
Promotional image for San Diego Mesa College: Art Gallery's "Dynamic Gestures" from February 7-28, 2013.

Above: Promotional image for San Diego Mesa College: Art Gallery's "Dynamic Gestures" from February 7-28, 2013.

"Dynamic Gestures"
Opening Reception: Feb. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Exhibition: Feb. 7 - Feb. 28, 2013
Gallery Hours: MTW 11-4 pm, Thursday 11 - 8 pm

Artists Larry Caveney, Silfredo La O, Chris Warr utilize gesture and the body/figure as reference in their paintings and sculptures.

There is a performative aspect to Silfredo La O's work. Trained in Cuba as a dancer, his paintings are imbued with movement. Representational elements emerge amid a sea of color and calligraphic brushstrokes. In recent works Silfredo finds inspiration in poetry incorporating words into his compositions.

Larry Caveney, works in video and painting. His quick expressive portraits of male heads or figures seem to be exploding, transforming or disintegrating. Larry’s work explores the idea of the “artist as fool.” He pokes fun at the “white male” figure: superheroes, politicians, sometimes clothed, sometimes naked, many of them seen dancing or gesturing.

In this series, Chris Warr carves large head sculptures out of foam and paint; the grotesque and the ironic fuse into these characters. Sometimes veering towards the representational, sometimes deconstructed, he places them on pedestals built out of found objects.

Exhibit runs through February 28, 2013. Presentation by the artists at the opening reception on February 7th at 7:00 pm in G101. For more info go to www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery.

Location: San Diego Mesa College: Art Gallery, 7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, CA 92111 Google Maps
**PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY, park in Faculty LOT A adjacent and across from the flagpole.

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