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Wendell Kling: 'A Coruscating Sanctuary'

Courtesy of the Athenaeum
Work by Wendell Kling
Every week from May 13, 2023 until July 8, 2023.
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

From the gallery:
Wendell Kling transforms the Athenaeum's gallery and windows with light, color, and cut paper silhouetted imagery to create a peaceful, contemplative retreat. Taking inspiration from temples of various belief systems, A Coruscating Sanctuary provides a platform for the activities that take place within. Kineto-luminescent furnishings and lights orient participants to the central “altar” and matching lectern. Here, the sanctuary invites visitors to participate in quiet reflection, readings, and occasional activations in the exchange of philosophies through poetry, sound, movement, and performance.

Wendell M. Kling is a Southern California based interdisciplinary artist and educator. Kling's work is grounded in contemporary interdisciplinary practice that often incorporates sculptural objects with two-dimensional media, installation, performance, and film. The artist received a BA and MFA in studio art from UCSD in 1989 and 2000 respectively and has exhibited locally and nationally at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Ship in the Woods, Bread & Salt, Art Basel Miami (2005), Thrust Projects in New York, and MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Kling is currently professor of sculpture and new genres at San Diego Mesa College.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Gallery Walk-through: Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m.; free admission

Artist Talk: Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.; Tickets: $15/$20/$5

Exhibition activations:
Poetry Reading on Friday, May 19, at 6 PM, with poet Adrian Arancibia

Poetry and Contrabass on Saturday, May 27, at 2 PM, with poet Jerome Rothenberg and poet and bassist Mark Dresser

Musical Performance on Friday, June 2, at 6 PM, with musician Sam Lopez

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Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall St.
La Jolla, California 92037

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