Joseph Clayes III Gallery
2016 San Diego Art Prize Exhibition Recipients: Displacement/Replacement
May 13–June 10, 2017
For the seventh consecutive year the Athenaeum presents the work of the San Diego Art Prize winners. The San Diego Art Prize, a project of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, spotlights working San Diego artists. A panel of local art administrators selects two artists and they, in turn, select two more artists with whom they wish to collaborate. This year’s prize recipients are Shinpei Takeda with Irma Sofia Poeter, and William Feeney with Richard Keely. Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda is based in both Tijuana/San Diego as well as Düsseldorf. He uses a wide range of mediums to explore the memory of human violence, particularly via the narratives of those in exile. He collaborates with Mexican-American artist Sofia Poeter, who works with garments, fabric and textiles. William Feeney presents objects that speak to questions on which he has fixated, and his work occupies a space that exists between things. He collaborates with Richard Keely, Associate Professor of Art at San Diego State University where he teaches sculpture for the School of Art and Design.