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Yaw Owusu: 'A Penny, for What It’s Worth'

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Courtesy of ICA San Diego
Work by artist Yaw Owusu.
Every week from September 9, 2022 until November 27, 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
Free

Artist Yaw Owusu will be "in-residence" and working from 3-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 9 through Oct. 9, 2022.

From the museum:
The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego (ICA San Diego) is excited to announce Yaw Owusu as the first Artist-in-Residence of our 2022-2023 Season Limitless Growth, Limited World, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition in San Diego.

What is the value of a penny? This question is at the center of Artist-in-Residence Yaw Owusu’s exhibition A Penny, for What It’s Worth in which Owusu deconstructs the exchange rates of copper through the different stages of being; from raw material, to monetary value, to art, to the art market.

Art lovers can observe Owusu’s elaborate artistic process as he employs unique techniques for oxidizing pennies, altering the copper coins into varying hues of bronze, blue, gold, green, pink, black and white for his visually striking sculptural wall pieces.

Owusu’s transformation of something as common as a penny into pieces of art captures new perspectives on value when recontextualized. The copper used in the construction of pennies has doubled in value since 2016, and due to inflation is worth more than the penny itself. By uniting the raw material with the penny’s monetary value, Owusu transforms the depreciated copper into art objects whose value is decided by social, cultural, and economic exchange.

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'Limitless Growth, Limited World'

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Friday, September 9, 2022 at 6 PM
Multiple locations
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I-C-A San Diego was founded from the merger of Lux Art Institute and the San Diego Art Institute to create a contemporary art laboratory for all ages.On September 9, celebrate their new season "Limitless Growth, Limited World," exploring our human values and what we consume, featuring Artist-in-Residence, Yaw Owusu, regional artist Carolina Caycedo at the I-C-A and the work of Sreshta Rit Premnath. Bring your friends and family and experience art in a meaningful way with their team of engagement guides.WHEN | Friday, Sept. 9, 2022TIME | 6 - 10 p.m. VENUE | ICA San Diego / North in Encinitas - ICA San Diego / Central in Balboa ParkADMISSION | FreeNo cost entry for all. Plan a month of art hereFor more information, please visit here or call (760) 436-6611SOCIALS: Follow ICA San Diego on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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Carolina Caycedo: 'Aesthetics of Commodity'

Friday, August 26, 2022 at 12 PM
Ongoing until October 30, 2022
Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego: North
Free
From the museum:The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego is pleased to present Aesthetics of Commodity, a solo exhibition, by Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo at ICA San Diego North.The exhibition features a unique series of digital collages in which Caycedo overlays 19th and 20th-century stocks and bonds from the commonwealths of Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.Carolina Caycedo deconstructs the visual language of financial bonds and their implication of a colonial legacy in her show Aesthetics of Commodity.In a series of digital collages, Caycedo overlays 19th and 20th century stocks and bonds from the commonwealths of Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, calling attention to the symbolic text and imagery emblematic of the consumption of land and the economic and social systems formed through the sale of those bonds. Elaborate tableaus, vignettes, and borders extracted from historical documents highlight themes parallel to Manifest Destiny, slavery, and modern day capitalization of public infrastructure.Learn more here.Related links:ICA San Diego on InstagramICA San Diego on Facebook

Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego: North

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Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 436-6611
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