Legacy Audio Activity-Nodelman

legacy: more to the story


Guest curator and collector Doug Simay answers, "Who is the vibrant personality behind this immense painting?"

Marjorie Nodelman

B-17, 1979

Oil on canvas

From the exhibition Marjorie Nodelman: San Diego Artist, curated by Doug Simay, 2016

From the collection of Oceanside Museum of Art, Gift of Doug Simay, 2009

This pop-style depiction of the glass nose of a B-17 aircraft was part of Marjorie Nodelman’s (1950-2014) Military Industry Series and was featured in her solo showat OMA, Marjorie Nodelman: San Diego Artist (2016), curated by Doug Simay. Using military scenarios featuring characters from her daily life provided the artist a visual vocabulary to comment on the atrocities of the Vietnam war. Nodelman was a key figure amongst the group of artists who first launched the art scene in downtown San Diego, in what was to become the Gaslamp Quarter.

Legacy: 25 Years of Art and Community

Click here to return to the Legacy exhibition page

Comments are closed.

  • Get art delivered to your inbox.
    Make your inbox the intersection of Southern California art and everyday. Receive news on our exhibitions, events, and art.
    Thank you for subscribing!