Next Stop: Oceanside

next stop: oceanside

Curated By Zach Cordner

may 27-july 29, 2022


Oceanside High School students were invited to submit photography addressing the theme of railroad travel. 21 photographs by six students were selected by curator Zach Cordner, creating an exhibition that explores the important role railroads play in the development of cities. There is something very subtle, deep, and nostalgic about trains. That set of machinery on track towards a destination. Objects, people, suitcases, packages, letters, words, and stories being transported. To where? For what purpose? Who is waiting for them? These stories run through the city of Oceanside everyday, often without the local residents considering it, taking the sea breeze to a wonderful infinity. Featuring artwork by Jesse Lopez, Lesley Ojeda, Tray Seidler, Rene Silva, Sergio Tapia, and Santiago Vega.

Exhibitions at OMA West aim to strengthen symbolic meanings of Oceanside, creating narratives that define temporal moments or different places, enhance the aesthetic sense of shapes, colors, and details, and create dynamism.

Photography by Jesse Lopez

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Exhibition Reception: Friday, June 3, 5:00-7:00pm, at OMA West Gallery


OMA West At The Seabird, an Annex Gallery of Oceanside Museum of Art, is located inside the Seabird Resort in downtown Oceanside, at 101 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054. The gallery is on the ground floor towards the back of the building, accessed through the front of the hotel.



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Photography at the top of the page by (left to right): Santiago Vega, Lesley Ojeda, Jesse Lopez, and Jesse Lopez.

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