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San Diego Art Department Opening Art Reception


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until April 14, 2013[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego Art Department 3830 Ray Street (North Park), San Diego, CA 92104
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

San Diego Art Department Opening Art Reception presents "Fragments from the Garden: A Sculptural Installation" by Kevin Greeland.

What sorts of objects would one find in the Garden of Paradise if it were to be discovered? In his new exhibition artist Kevin Greeland creates a mythological place where such archeological objects and historical ephemera have been discovered, but with a twist. Greeland picks and chooses from a number of different primordial first gardens and mixes those elements together.

Inspired by the scientists & naturalists of the Enlightenment and the art patrons whose collections formed the bases for the world's great museums.

Greeland has sought to create his own expedition of sorts, seeking to investigate, explore, record, capture & collect that which would evoke memories of the wonder and awe of the Victorian Wunderkammer or Cabinets of Curiosity. “Fragments from the Garden” has been assembled for display in the spirit of those great collectors of exotic specimens and wondrous renderings. You are invited to join in the exploration of Greeland’s expedition to the “Garden,” to navigate with care, to observe with a keen eye and a curious mind.

Performance art piece Places for the Soul: The Plains of Tession was created by Kevin Greeland, performed by Wallpaper Performance Company, dance performers Dina Apple and Jennifer Oliver, arranged by choreographer Alicia Peterson Baskel and sound environment created by generative sound designer Blair Robert Nelson. The work functions as a “séance” of sorts, in which dance performers act as mediums to engage the spirits from “The Plains of Tession” a pseudo-space within the garden, adding a good twist of Dada to the evening.

Important Dates:
Exhibit Runs — March 15 – April 14, 2013
Opening Reception, Wine & Cheese — Friday, March 15th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Closing Reception (Ray at Night) — April 13th from 6 pm – 10 pm.
Museum Hours: Mon - Thurs: 10am -10pm, Friday: Noon - 5pm, Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm

Location: San Diego Art Department, 3830 Ray Street (North Park), San Diego, CA 92104 Google Maps

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