San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Good Faith Gallery, Turkish Folk Music, Manny Farber And Jazz
Speaker 1: 00:00 This weekend seems a good time to take a much needed breather from news and enjoy a dose of culture. For instance, there are some enchanting films, musical performances available. A 1980s work by an iconic local artists, a chance to dig into contemporary art and some live streamed, jazz, Johnny mez, KPBS arts editor, and producer Juliet Dixon Evans. To tell us all about it. Hello Julia. Speaker 2: 00:27 Hi Maureen. Thanks for having me. Speaker 1: 00:29 No problem. Now, first up is an online performance from a new multimedia installation at good faith gallery. Can you tell us about in here, out there? Speaker 2: 00:39 Yeah. So it's a collaboration between the visual artists, John Alexander, and the musicians, salami Rose, Joe Lewis, which is a stage name for Lindsay Olson. Johnny Alexander installed a series of paintings in the gallery. It turned it into this surreal dreamscapes face. Uh, each of his paintings is part architectural part natural, and you can view those online or request a private tour of the gallery. But a few weeks ago they had salami Rose. Joe Lewis come in to record a set inspired by the art. And that is now viewable online. As a video, her performance is pretty mesmerizing and makes the whole thing. This immersive work of art, even the shadow of the mic stand feels like it works with the shapes and Johnny Alexander's paintings. And her voice is so timeless. The electronic instrumentation has this really great vintage feel to it too. Speaker 3: 01:36 There's a little taste of it. [inaudible] Speaker 1: 01:57 That's the musician salary Rose Joe Lewis performing an, a new video from good faith gallery for the, in here, out there installation with Johnny Alexander. It's viewable online on demand. Now, Julia, you're recommending a major artwork by Manny Farber on view. Can you tell us about the artist and this piece? Speaker 2: 02:18 Yeah, so it's at Quint one and the works called from the mid eighties by a Manny Farber. Who's this iconic figure in the art scene here. He taught at UCLA since 1969 and lived in Leucadia until his death in 2008. It's a huge thing. When we say a major artwork, we mean like 16 feet wide and that's perfect for Quinn one's front room where they display one work at a time. And when you make an appointment to see it, you'll be the only one or you and your small group in the space that the gallery worker, they have masks and sanitation measures in place. And you can spend a full hour gazing at this single piece it's pretty complex, or you can check out more stuff in their back room. They have lots of contemporary pieces from local artists in the backspace too. So farmers work though, is this part subversive, cultural time capsule and part personal visual diary. He has stuff about Tina Turner on there, and then things like I painted post-it note reminding him of his daughter's arrival flight from lax. And that's just on VI for a few more weeks. Speaker 1: 03:27 Okay. That's Manny Farber is 1985 painting from the mid eighties. And it's on view now at Quint one gallery in the Hoya by appointment through January 28th, switching gears to classical music while we wait for the symphony to announce more of their monthly stream shows from Copley symphony hall, how can we get our performance fix? Speaker 2: 03:50 Yeah, well, this week they just posted a short video episode. It's just a solo violinist and solo percussionist. And they're performing a set of miniatures by contemporary composer, Arabic Ariel Moss, and it's Turkish folk music. It's just a really sparse and in chanting performance, I have to say that I listened to this right when the insurrection was unfolding at the Capitol. So I had this up on half my screen, and then you didn't news coverage on the other, and it was really surreal. So whatever your split screening your culture with this weekend, this will add a lovely witching soundtrack to that. Here is a clip of that. Speaker 3: 04:49 [inaudible] Speaker 1: 04:53 [inaudible] from the San Diego symphony performing miniatures set number six by airbag Ariel mass. The video is viewable on the Symphony's website or YouTube channel on demand. And if we're looking for something educational Luxe, art Institute has a special art exploration discussion of work by their outgoing artist in residence, Carlos Martel, how can we tune in? Speaker 2: 05:18 Yeah, so Marty is a Cuban born performance artist. And in his residency at Lex, he's been working on installing this exhibition, the shadow at the color line, featuring a documented performance called third person and his work explores immigration and identity and the black male body. My tale uses his own body in these really extraordinary ways in these works like as a way of emphasizing the lack of safety. And you can view some of these works on Lexus website, their social media as well. But I think this docent led lecture and small group discussions will be a really great way to explore and experience Martel's work it's free, but you have to register in advance to get the link Speaker 1: 06:06 Lux art institutes, art exploration takes place online Saturday at 11:00 AM. And finally, let's listen to a little jazz. How is the Anthony? I'm bringing their jazz at the Anthony and program to the virtual world? Speaker 2: 06:20 Yeah, they've had a few of these Monday night jazz performances in the last few months, and I'm looking forward to this one. It's not live stream from the Athenaeum, but instead from drummer, Peter or skins home studio, and he'll perform with frequent collaborators, Alan Pasqua and Derek OLS, I'll leave you with their 2010 live album recording of Bulgaria. Speaker 1: 06:57 That's Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua and Derek OLIS and their live stream, a jazz performance via the Athenaeum on firstname.lastname@example.org slash arts. And I've been speaking with KPBS arts editor and producer Julia Dixon Evans. Julia, thank you so much. Speaker 2: 07:21 Thanks Maureen. Have a good weekend.