The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection

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View from Laurentian Street, 2000 Oil On Canvas Collection Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift Of The Artist © Jean Lowe 2000. Photo by Pablo Mason
The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection
Curated by: Hugh Davies, Jill Dawsey

1100 and 1001 Kettner Boulevard
(between Broadway and B Street)
San Diego, CA 92101
November 29th, 2012 - October 13th, 2013
Opening: November 29th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Thurs-Tues 11-5; Third Thursday of the Month 11-7


Featuring more than eighty artists and representing five decades of collecting, this expansive group show of Museum acquisitions highlights many of the region’s most beloved and accomplished artists. 

Works presented in the exhibition range from Russell Baldwin’s A Study (1959)—the exhibition’s earliest work, which entered the collection the year it was made—to Glenna Jennings’s photograph She forgot what was important and fastened on the little things (2008), which was purchased after it appeared in 2010’s Here Not There: San Diego Art Now.  Taken together, works such as these bookend fifty years of collection building, demonstrating the Museum’s ongoing commitment to artists living and working in San Diego and Tijuana, as well as those hailing from the region.

Presented in the capacious Farrell Gallery of the Jacobs Building, many of the two-dimensional works will be displayed in a dense, salon-style hanging covering the walls.  A separate white cube space designed for the exhibition occupies the center of the room, presenting focused selections of works inside the cube, which will change seasonally. 

The exhibition will be on view through June 1, 2014 and thematic installations will rotate inside the cube every three to four months.

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