San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Carlos Castro's 'Remorses And Other Maladies,' Plus The Symphony And Drive-Thru Purim
Speaker 1: 00:00 This weekend in the arts, over a hundred new works of art to see in town. And most of them in a single exhibition plus the symphony commemorates lives lost to police oppression, and there's a special Purim themed ballet and theater drive-through experience. Joining me is KPBS arts editor and producer Julia Dixon Evans with the details. Julia, welcome. Speaker 2: 00:21 Hi Dave. Thanks for having me first Speaker 1: 00:23 Up. Let's discuss this new exhibition on your radar, Carlos Castro's resources and other maladies at bread and salt. Tell us about the show. Yeah, Speaker 2: 00:33 It's a solo show by Carlos Castro who teaches art at San Diego state and he divides his time in San Diego Tijuana and his native Bogota. This show spans the three huge rooms at bread and salt, and it opens this weekend with an actual opening reception with metered entry, kind of like a grocery store. I got a peak this week and it's a pretty remarkable collection. Over a hundred individual pieces ranging from very tiny works, like his remorse series to large sculptures, huge tapestries, and even video work that remorse is use a lot of smaller works in groupings, and they intertwine found images that he paints on to found objects, or he mounts things like human bones with a 10 drilling plant. The bones were pretty startling obviously, but my favorite in the series of as a small seabird painted on the lid of a cardboard lunch container. So I spoke to Custer at the gallery at bread and salt about these works and his process a little bit here's Carlos costumes. Speaker 3: 01:40 So exclusion is called resources because in a way it's kinda like finding this image, reflecting on it through painting it or without an object that I find. And then I go back to that. Um, and I'm also a professor. I teach my students not to think so much about, you know, making big paintings, you know, spending three months or whatever. We are making weekly paintings in some of the assignments I do them too, you know, so I make the [inaudible] now where we do use a found object and we're going to find it, use it in something abstract and we're going to add images to it. It also becomes kind of like a nice broad process. Speaker 2: 02:18 And in the next room of Costa's exhibition is the dark splendor series. And it spring from a trip he took to Texas to study the churches there. There's a powerful life size metal sculpture of a man head on fire, actual fire hunch over a phone, watching a video footage of a church on fire. And there's also a room full of six of his large scale tapestries from his mid-story series. These are things like an alien on this ancient civilization operating table or Michael Jackson getting a King style funeral. There's one on COVID myths, one on heaven, heaven's gate, it's all kind of a way of intertwining them modern and popular myths with ancient myths as well. The whole show has a really contemplate of spirituality to it about where our stories and our imaginations come from. Speaker 1: 03:14 Carlos Castro's exhibition opens at bread and salt with a free reception on Saturday from five to 8:00 PM. With metered entry masks are required and social distancing in place. The exhibition will be on view by appointment through April 30th and the music world, the San Diego symphony is dedicating this month's live stream to lives lost due to racism, injustice, and police brutality. Tell us about some of the works they'll perform. Speaker 2: 03:42 Yeah. So they're kicking things off with Carlos Simon's 2015 composition for string quartet. It's called an allergy, a cry from the grave. He wrote this after the Ferguson verdict and it's dedicated to Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown. And these sorrows haven't gone anywhere. This looks really stunning. It's curious and haunting, but also really lash and almost has a classical romantic feeling. Simon one, the 2021 Spinks medal of excellence, which champions black and Latin X individuals in music Speaker 4: 04:45 [inaudible] Speaker 2: 04:45 That's Carlos Simon's 2015 work log from his album. My ancestors gift and the symphony is following this up with a Mozart serenade for a small wind ensemble. It's one of my favorite classical works. In fact, Mozart serenade, number 12 and C minor it's moody and simmering. And even in its brighter moments, it still feels a bit angry. And I think if you have to follow up that log piece with Mozart and like oboes, it had better be a bit angry. And finally, they'll close out the whole night with a sweeping and emotive check, hospi serenade, Rafael Perry conducts, and these streamed symphony performances from Copley symphony holler, always such a treat Speaker 1: 05:29 Indeed the San Diego symphonies allergy and serenades takes place online tonight at 7:00 PM. And finally it's Purim and the Lapinski family, San Diego Jewish arts festival is presenting a drive-through shoe Shan with stories and performances. What can we expect? Speaker 2: 05:46 Yeah. So for those who don't know, um, prim is a joyous holiday that commemorates the survival of the Jewish people who were marked for death in the fifth century BCE. And it includes readings from the book of Esther and program is often referred to as the festival of the masks, which has a new meaning this year for a COVID safe event. The Lapinski family, San Diego Jewish arts festival is holding a drive-through program at the hive and Encinitas they'll have performances by the San Diego ballet, some short theatrical vignettes, curated by a San Diego repertory theater, and plenty more. They're also doing a food drive, which is one of the foundational elements of the program holiday. And you're guided through the 30 minute driving experience with audio recordings. You can listen to on a smartphone, it's pay what you can, but the time slots are filling up fast. And that drive through shoeshine is Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM. At the hive in Encinitas, you can find more arts email@example.com slash arts. I've been speaking with KPBS arts editor and producer Julia Dixon Evans. Julia. Thank you. Thank you, Jane. Have a good weekend. Speaker 4: 07:31 [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible].