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Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get Exhibition


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until July 25, 2017[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST $8 - $15

San Diego Museum of Art presents renowned British artist Richard Deacon's first major museum exhibition in the United States.

What You See Is What You Get includes roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Deacon's oeuvre.

Winner of the Turner Prize in 1987 and the subject of a survey at Tate Britain in 2014, Deacon has been exhibited frequently internationally and remains a pioneering figure in the field of contemporary sculpture.

A self proclaimed "fabricator," Deacon sidesteps the issue of technique by never focusing on any one material, challenging the viewers' expectations with unusual combinations. While the titles of his work can appear literal, they often invoke a range of metaphors, as well as mythological and literary allusions.

The full range of the artist’s work includes free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted works, to glazed ceramics and works on paper.

The exhibition will be on view from March 25 to July 25, 2017. It will be accompanied by a series of programs and events:

March 23 | Circle Opening
March 24 | Friends' Lecture & Reception
March 25 | Members' Preview
March 25 | Artist Talk
April 2 | Family Drop-In Day
April 3 | Curator Lecture
April 6 | Workshop: What You See Is What You Eat
April 18 | ArtStop: Richard Deacon
May 15 | Lecture with the North County Chapter Support Council

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A photo of Richard Deacon, Dancing in Front of My Eyes, 2...

Above: A photo of Richard Deacon, Dancing in Front of My Eyes, 2006. Wood, aluminum. Private Collection. Photograph by Jeff McClane.


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