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Aaron Glasson: 'Primordial Refuge'

Poster for Aaron Glasson's "Primordial Refuge"
Courtesy of ICA San Diego
Poster for Aaron Glasson's "Primordial Refuge."
Every week from June 4, 2022 until July 31, 2022.
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Institute of Contemporary Art North
Opening reception: Friday, Jun. 3, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

From the museum:
In his new site-specific commissioned installation, Primordial Refuge, local artist Aaron Glasson explores the concept of home in another climate reality.

With climate change being a pressing issue that impacts people all over the world, Glasson’s thought-provoking show provides innovative solutions for how homes could adapt to fluctuating weather conditions. Featuring sculpture, installation, and painting, the exhibition offers visitors a unique way to engage and contribute to the continuing discourse about climate change while considering the role of art in today’s world.

Related Events:
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: June 3, 2022, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
ICA / North Campus in Encinitas

Intersectional ecological library:
As part of this exhibition, Glasson will build an intersectional ecological library for our community! Want to be part of this project? Contribute to the site-specific installation! We are currently accepting books, zines, and children’s books for this next regional artist display. Lend or donate your books to share with our community, the following themes are welcome:

Subjects of ecology, environmental science, climate change, conservation, environmental science, sustainability, nature, natural history, Southern California and Northern Baja eco-systems, human migration, shelter, survival skills, plant and animal identification, spiritual beliefs, or storytelling related to the natural world.

Please contact Roxana Lopez at to arrange drop off and pick up after the exhibition.

About the artist:
Aaron Glasson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose installations, vibrant murals, paintings, illustrations, and films explore our relationship to the natural environment, community engagement, and education. His recent body of work takes into consideration his legacy and impact on the world as an artist. Using only natural and biodegradable materials his abstractions question the role of art as it relates to sustainability.

Related links:
Aaron Glasson on Instagram
ICA San Diego on Instagram
Visiting information

Institute of Contemporary Art North

1550 S El Camino Real
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 436-6611

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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.