4 San Diego Sculptors

4 SAN DIEGO SCULPTORS

April 21–June 10, 2007

This exhibition presents four diverse approaches to 3-dimension. The artists have long histories in the San Diego region and their approach to materials encompasses a broad spectrum of techniques with shapes and designs from the subtle to the extreme.

Kenneth Capps is familiar to local audiences from his recent outdoor sculpture exhibitions at the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden and on the campus of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. He has been exhibiting on both coasts since 1973 and has been the subject of numerous articles and favorable critical reviews. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Generally recognized as an abstract artist, this exhibition will debut a series of figurative work from the 1990s.

Jesus Y. Dominguez has created large-scale sculptures based on childhood memories that are accompanied by personal narratives. Dominguez was Professor of Art at the School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University and recently retired after a 30 year teaching career. His public art can be seen throughout San Diego most notably life-sized bronze sculptures of Alonzo Horton at Horton Plaza and a twice-life-size bronze sculpture of Ray Kroc at Qualcomm Stadium in addition to the Veteran’s War Memorial at San Diego State University. He has also exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in Southern California.

Tom Driscoll’s sculptures for this exhibit are colorful, whimsical works in aluminum. His playful approach comes from manipulating various media that is often seen as mundane. He reassigns and transforms commonplace images inventing fresh responses to familiar materials. Driscoll is a native San Diegan and has exhibited extensively in San Diego.

James Skalman’s minimal sculptures bear traces of industrial materials that reinforce the poetic nature of abstraction. Originally a painter, Skalman is currently chair of the Department of Art and Design at Point Loma Nazarene College. In addition to exhibiting locally, nationally, and internationally, he has been commissioned to create several large-scale public art projects for the City of San Diego.