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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Film Club of the Air on KPBS: Exit Through the Gift Shop

This morning, while working on a series of drawings, I listened to the Film Club of the Air on KPBS and enjoyed the reviews by Beth Accomando, the KPBS film critic and author of the blog
Cinema Junkie, Scott Marks, the author of the film blog Emulsion Compulsion and Anders Wright, the film critic for San Diego CityBeat. The program was about ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Please Give’.

Beth Accomando - she said she had her purple wig (Hit Girl / "Kick-Ass")
this morning during the show, I found that picture on KPBS website.

I cannot wait to go see "Exit Through the gift Shop", filmed by a fan who had the chance to meet Banksy. I do not know what to do about "Kick-Ass". Although Beth Accomando (I love her humor) was very enthusiastic about the movie, which is a satire, I am not sure I can enjoy seeing a 11 years old girl killing everyone in her way!

Exit Through the Gift Shop
opens April 16, 2010 at Hillcrest Cinemas.

Hillcrest Cinemas

3965 Fifth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 294-2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lael Corbin / Ruben Ochoa / Lærke Lauta / Mara De Luca @ MCASD downtown

Here are some photos taken the night of the opening of the shows (except Lærke Lauta), March 26.

This Thursday, April 29, Ruben Ochoa is talking at MCASD downtown at 7 pm.

Members: Free
General: $7 / Students: $5

Ruben Ochoa

Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán and Ruben Ochoa

in front of one of Ochoa's drawings.

March 26, Ruben Ochoa talked about the very large installation he created specially for MCASD downtown. The impression of instability of the dangerously high structure was very interesting to experiment. As if the piece was somewhat menacing the viewer.

I had the pleasure to walk through and under "At First Blush", a large and high arachnoid structure defying gravity.

At First Blush, 2010, pallets and rebar

Cerca Series: Lael Corbin

Imagine you enter a laboratory where experiments are on their way but nobody is there to show you around, the scientist is gone. Is the laboratory abandoned? Visit to the complex and mysterious installation by Lael Corbin
, with a central piece evoking at the same time the skeleton of a large marine animal and the structure of a plane. I really enjoyed the poetry of the piece.

Lærke Lauta

A theatrical and intriguing circular five-channel video installation. The way I saw it: a silent and colorful tale of death and apparitions. Slow, stunning and haunting. And disorienting. A very interesting sensory experiment.

Ruben Ochoa

Cerca Series: Lael Corbin
Lærke Lauta
Cerca Series: Mara De Luca
MCASD Downtown,Jacobs Building
Mar 26, 2010 through Jun 20, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Watching the Canyon

Enjoying the ever changing sight. I still cannot believe how that little piece of land I see every day is so amazingly beautiful.

Reflecting on some late events.

It's what we do that counts. It's what we do which makes us what we are.

Saw "The Last of the Mohicans". Men fighting over and over. Violence, betrayal, greed, hatred, jealousy, envy, revenge. In stunning contrast with the sheer beauty of the landscapes.
Some Hope.
Does anything ever change? Isn't it always the same story?

Listening to the soundtrack of the movie.

Yesterday, a beautiful bright yellow and black bird died in the yard.


"Untitled", mixed media, 2009

In Allison Renshaw's show "Plastic Fantastic", the public is invited to propose a title for a piece titled "Untitled".
Anyone can write a title and place it on the magnetic board. It is an interesting idea, but "Untitled" works for me very well for that composition and could have work for all the pieces present in the show as well. The titles "Rip Curl", "Panic at the Disco" and "Chlorophyll Gum" for example, orientate the way I am reading the pieces they refer to without giving me much meaning.

Propositions for the title

Plastic Fantastic: Allison Renshaw

January 31 – June 20, 2010

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CA 92054

(760) 435-3720

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Sun 1pm-4pm

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Question

‘One of the questions that I've always pursued or has pursued me is, "Why is something art, and why is something else not art?" That I always find fascinating.’ –John Baldessari

Baldessari's question is often on my mind and popped up in my head yesterday as I walked through a rock-climbing space in San Diego.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mails to Eric Meyer and Ivan Sigg

Envelopes I sent to Eric and Ivan

Eric Meyer and Ivan Sigg just published the first issue of their magazine
If you order one, it costs 20 euros (+ the shipping) and it includes an original drawing by Ivan Sigg + Eric Meyer. Please email Ivan for more information:

Red Light Note

Monday, April 12, 2010

US San Diego Visual Arts MFA Open Studios 2010

Saturday I went to the UCSD Open Studios 2010.
I enjoyed the visit and took some pictures

Ash Eliza Smith

Scott Lyne

Rob Duarte


Tim Schwartz

Joe Yorty

Elisabeth Chaney

David White

Elle Mehrmand

Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cardenas

Zac Monday

Glenna Jennings

Brianna Rigg

on the door of her studio

Leigh Cole

Agitprop (David White), Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cardenas, Glenna Jennings are selected for the exhibition Here Not There at MCASD.