Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape

NATURE IMPROVED: SAN DIEGO ARTISTS INTERPRET OUR LANDSCAPE

November 1, 2013–February 23, 2014

Curated by Bram Dijkstra, Derrick Cartwright, Alessandra Moctezuma, Daniel Foster
Collaboration with San Diego History Center
In Gleason Gallery

Oceanside Museum of Art and San Diego History Center (SDHC) have collaborated with some of San Diego’s top art scholars to produce a joint exhibition that offers visitors a diverse and contemporary perspective from which to view our region’s landscape.

Bram Dijkstra, renowned author and art scholar, is the lead curator of the exhibition. The panel of curators also includes: Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries, Professor of Practice and Art History, University of San Diego; Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art, San Diego Mesa College; and Daniel Foster, OMA Executive Director.

The dual exhibition—the first such collaboration between SDHC and OMA—is a juried invitational with submissions from local artists. The exhibition will present approximately 25 regional artists and comprise 60-80 artworks in total. Works will be split evenly between the two institutions. The lead organizer of the exhibition is Charlotte Cagan, Executive Director, San Diego History Center. Bram Dijkstra, renowned author and art scholar, is the lead curator of the exhibition. The panel of curators also includes: Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries, Professor of Practice and Art History, University of San Diego; Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art, San Diego Mesa College; and Daniel Foster, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art.

Among the selected artists are four featured artists: William Glen Crooks, Carol Lindemulder, Michael Field and Lynn Schuette. In conjunction with the exhibition both museums will offer public programming centered around landscape art and related themes.

Supported by Jazz 88.3, The Ruth and Charles Billingsley Foundation

Catalog: Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape

Lynn Schuette, Smokestorm, 2003. Acrylic on canvas.
Michael Rosenblatt, Batiquitos Lagoon, 2013. Oil on canvas.
Kim Reasor, Big Electricity, 2011. Oil on canvas.
Carol Lindemulder, Road Trip, Afternoon Monsoon, 2009. Oil on linen.