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Deena Altman: 'Female Rising'
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
From the KPBS weekend arts preview:
Deena Altman: "Female Rising" opens at OMA, and is a continuation of a series shown last year at Art on 30th in North Park. In a set of eight pieces, Altman considers eight stages in a woman's life, starting in toddlerhood and stretching to elderly adulthood. Her style is considered "surreal realism," basically a mixture of realistic elements (in this case, the subject — the woman) alongside surreal or conceptual elements (here, backdrops and actions). A great example: "The Lioness at Nine (Endangered)."
Details: On view Sept. 23, 2023 through Feb. 4, 2024. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Friday. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. $0-$10.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS
From the museum:
There is an understanding in our culture that is subtle and mostly unspoken, that women succumb to a certain second-class life. Even though there is more consciousness now of this issue it still resonates deeply, and we are all marked by it, both women and men. However, it is the females among us that suffer most from the downside of this cultural blindness that binds our growth and development.
This 8-part series depicts the life of women from toddler to elder. Each age focuses on the challenges to women at certain points in their development giving us a sense of what is experienced and how these challenges both impair and energize their paths.
About the artist:
Deena Altman spent many years as the VP of Marketing for her national horticultural company, Altman Plants. She guided the marketing and graphic development of many plant products including a nationwide plant brand for Home Depot. She is now a full-time artist following her passion to paint.
In the 12 years that she has been painting she has achieved signature status at the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the highly regarded San Diego Watercolor Society, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
Her paintings have been juried into numerous museums and international exhibitions including the prestigious American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York, the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, The Springfield Art Museum, and the International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition in Fallbrook in which only signature members are invited to submit their work to be juried.