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San Diego Surreal


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until June 16, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free - $8

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents San Diego Surreal, an exhibition that explores Surrealism in California.

Surrealism’s ultimate goal was nothing less than human liberation. The Surrealists used automatism, a practice utilizing free association and stream of consciousness to liberate thought, language, and human experience from the oppressive boundaries of rationalism and social convention. A devoted Marxist, poet Andre Breton also defined Surrealism as a revolt against the social order. In the decades since the founding of the movement in 1924, the Surrealist spirit has revolutionized the arts and pervaded social theory.

Surrealism enjoys resurgence today due to the political and social conditions of the times, with its accompanying climate of disillusionment and rebellion

Featuring over 50 works of art in a variety of media created over several decades, San Diego Surreal focuses on the work of contemporary artists including Hugo Crosthwaite, Marianela de la Hoz, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Charles Glaubitz, Jeff Irwin, Cliff McReynolds, Lynn Schuette, Allison Schulnik, Walter Sutin, Jen Trute, and Perry Vasquez.

It also includes earlier 20th-century Modernists who drew upon Surrealism such as Dorr Bothwell, Ethel Greene, Harry Sternberg, and Jean Swiggett.

Organized by guest curator Susan M. Anderson, San Diego Surreal is on view Feb. 23 through June 16, 2019. For additional details call (760) 435-3720.

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.

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