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SD Practice

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until September 5, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego Art Institute and Bread and Salt
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

SD Practice, a pandemic-era program from the City of San Diego's Commission for Art and Culture, saw the purchase of 100 works of art from 89 regional artists for the civic art collection, made possible by a gift from the Thomas Rasmussen estate. These pieces will be on view this summer in a split exhibition — half the works will be on view at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan, and the other half at San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.

Celebrate this long-awaited exhibition with a two-part opening reception on Saturday — in the span of a few hours you can party-hop between both exhibitions.

Some highlights at SDAI: Claudia Cano, John Brinton Hogan, Manuelita Brown, Hugo Crosthwaite, Chitra Gopalakrishnan, Melissa Walter and Sofia Gonzales — Gonzales' textile piece is featured in '5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In July.'

At Bread and Salt, don't miss works by Griselda Rosas, Katie Ruiz, Thomas Driscoll, Christian Garcia-Olivo and Bhavna Mehta. Nearly a hundred more works! This is our one chance to see these works in the same two places. After Sept. 5, they'll find their homes in public spaces, buildings and institutions across the city.

Details: Opens Saturday, July 10, 2021 with two receptions: 4-6 p.m. at SDAI (with opening remarks at 5 p.m.) and 6-8 p.m. at Bread and Salt. The exhibitions will be on view at both locations through Sept. 5. 1439 El Prado Blvd., Balboa Park; 1955 Julian Ave., Logan Heights. Free.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) and Bread & Salt will co-present SD Practice, a public art exhibition of the acquired artworks by the City of San Diego (City) through the recent initiative of the same name. Co-organized with the City’s Commission for Arts and Culture, the exhibition will showcase the nearly 100 artworks purchased in support of the local arts ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Diego Art Institute: 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
Bread and Salt: 1955 Julian Ave, Logan Heights

Opening reception, Saturday, July 10:
4-6 p.m. at SDAI (opening remarks begin at 5 p.m.)
6-8 p.m. at Bread and Salt

On view collectively for the first time at SDAI and Bread & Salt, these works reflect recent developments in local artistic practice, representing works acquired in 2021 through the City’s SD Practice initiative for the Civic Art Collection and funded through the bequest of art collector Thomas O. Rasmussen. As a sampling of the diverse practices pursued by San Diego artists, this exhibition reaffirms institutional interest in supporting local artists and publicly exhibiting contemporary art for all to enjoy. SD Practice will open July 10 and run through September 5 at the San Diego Art Institute and Bread & Salt. To read more, click here.

Artists include: Andrew Alcasid, Trevor Amery*, Farshid Bazmandegan*, Doris Bittar*, Kelsey Brookes, Manuelita Brown*, Juan Cabrera, Claudia Cano*, Carlos Castro*, Alida Cervantes*, John Chang, Andrea Chung*, Cognate Collective*, Hugo Crosthwaite*, scott b. davis*, Marianela de la Hoz*, Danielle Dean, Thomas Driscoll, Bill Feeney, Victoria Fu*, Kaori Fukuyama, Christian Garcia-Olivo, Lorena Gómez Mostajo, Sofia Gonzales*, Chitra Gopalakrishnan*, Kimberly Heard*, Matthew Hebert, John Hogan*, Huai Li*, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Lisa Hutton, Janelle Iglesias, Beliz Iristay, Angie Jennings*, Amanda Kachadoorian, Yasmine Kasem, Debby and Larry Kline*, Alexander Kohnke, Aleya Lanteigne, John Oliver Lewis*, Omar Lopex*, Jean Lowe*, Wendy Maruyama, Brad Maxey*, Jessica McCambly, Bhavna Mehta, Stephen Milner, John Mireles*, Nina Montejano*, Michelle Moore, Francisco Morales, William Mosely, Anne Mudge, Nikko Mueller, Michael Mulno, Timothy Murdoch, Kristin Nason*, Nassem Navab-Gojrati*, Margaret Noble, Ingram Ober*, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Cat Chiu Phillips*, Scott Polach, Christina Ree*, Marisol Rendon*, Matt Rich*, Brianna Rigg, Griselda Rosas, Katie Ruiz, Philipp Scholz Rittermann*, Lynn Schutte, Reinhart Selvik*, Jason Sherry*, Charles Snowden*, Eva Struble*, Kline Swonger, Joshua Tonies, Mario Torero*, Maya VanderSchuit*, Perry Vasquez*, Ruth Wallen*, Melissa Walter*, Rebecca Webb*, David White*, Allison Wiese*, Duke Windsor, Chantal Wnuk*, Joe Yorty*.

* Indicates artists on view at SDAI. All other artists will be shown at Bread & Salt, except Kline Swonger currently on view at the San Diego International Airport.

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. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Promotional graphic for SD Practice courtesy of Bread and...

Above: Promotional graphic for SD Practice courtesy of Bread and Salt and SDAI.

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