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'Looking For Things: Jay Johnson' Exhibit Reception


  • WHEN Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $10

"Looking For Things: Jay Johnson" Exhibit Reception
June 29, 2013 from 5-7 p.m.

Exhibition Programs
Daytime Excursion of the County of San Diego Art Collection with Jay Johnson and Public Art Consultant Gail Goldman, June 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jay Johnson Lecture: "The 1980s Downtown San Diego Art Scene," July 13, 2-4 p.m.
Exhibition runs May 25 – September 15, 2013

The diversity of Jay Johnson’s chosen media is paralleled in his constant exploration of new modes of expression that reflect his dry humor and inventive nature. Working in a wide variety of sculptural media including found and reclaimed objects, wood, metal, clay and paper, each of Johnson’s works hint at satirical short stores derived from his imagination and the world around him.

This exhibition presents recent work along with a sampling of seminal pieces from his oeuvre. Join us for a mega-reception on June 29, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. that celebrates the opening of four exhibitions: "Looking for Things: Jay Johnson," "Volcanos and Full Moons: Ernest Silva," "Charles Arnoldi," and "Tony DeLap: Selections from 60 Years."

*The reception is free for members and $10 for nonmembers and includes an open bar and creative appetizers provided by OMA’s Culinary Arts Committee.

Jay Johnson has played an active role in the San Diego art scene since the 1980s. A consummate craftsman, he is skilled in multiple media including wood, metal fabrication and large format printing. Whether designing in a figurative or symbolic approach, his work is thought-provoking and reflective of the world around him. Johnson is interested in the relationship between a single form and surrounding objects and is recognized for his elegant use of materials and symbolic images.

His work has been exhibited and collected extensively throughout the United States. Select exhibitions include "Jay Johnson: Look In Out" 1984-1997, "Painted Sculptures" at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (1997), and "Quint: Three Decades of Contemporary Art" at the California Center of the Arts Escondido Museum (2009). Johnson has been lecturing in sculpture at the University of California San Diego, since 2001.

LOCATION: Oceanside Museum of Art: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Google Map, (760)435-3720

MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm; Sunday from 1pm - 4pm; Closed major holidays including July 4th.

MUSEUM ADMISSION: OMA Members free; General admission $8; Seniors 65 + $5; Students free with ID; Military and their dependents free with ID. North American Reciprocal Museum Program Members free with ID. Free admission the first Sunday of each month.

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