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Minerva Cuevas: 'Dark Matter'

Every week from February 18, 2022 until May 1, 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 San Diego: North

From San Diego weekend arts preview (KPBS feature):
Minerva Cuevas' new exhibition at ICA North is literally coated in oil. The next artist in residence at the Encinitas branch of the new Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego is the Mexico City-based interdisciplinary, conceptual artist. There are three distinct parts to this exhibition: one is a gigantic mural, with red paint and black oil, with an easy-to-imagine fantasy world where the oil has taken over the natural world. Another is sculptural displays of vintage oil and petroleum-based products and advertisements, sprouting with plastic flowers.

The third, my favorites of the exhibition, are landscape paintings — think serene ocean waves gently lapping against a rocky coastline. Cuevas dips the edge of each canvas in a viscous tar used for asphalt and roads ("chapopote" in Spanish). The tar adheres but oozes thickly off the canvas, ultimately drying into a sculptural element that's equal parts ominous symbolism and grotesque, ink-black stalactites.
— Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

Exhibition details:
Cuevas' work will be on view at ICA North from Saturday, Feb. 19 through May 1, 2022.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Make a reservation here.
Free/pay as you wish.

Cuevas' studio work hours are February 19, 20, 26, 27, and March 5 from 3-5 p.m.

Opening reception:
Friday, Feb. 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with music from DJ Sam Sega and an artist talk/Q&A.
RSVP here.

Related links:
ICA San Diego on Instagram
ICA San Diego on Facebook
The New Institute Of Contemporary Art San Diego Wants To Question Everything (KPBS feature)

Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego: North

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

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