Joseph Clayes III Gallery


Jean Lowe: Lost Time

June 18-July 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Through the “pages” taken from imagined ephemera auction catalogs, the work in Lost Time is a circuitous and humorous musing on the themes of aging, perception and the construction of value.

 

The “catalog” images (ink jet on poly metal) combine photography of both real and handmade realistic objects with digitally generated imagery with the intent of keeping the viewer on an uneven keel. The formal dissonance mirrors that of the content: newspaper clippings, a collection of driver’s licenses, a psychiatrist’s patient notes and poetry snippets are all presented for auction with descriptive text and price estimates.

 

Whether a preoccupation with youthful elixirs, or a preoccupation  with amassing an idiosyncratic collection of ephemera, these works--themselves an idiosyncratic collection--strive to look at the myriad buffers we construct in order to avoid the act of deeply looking at our lives.

 

A graduate from UC Berkeley, Lowe  has shown at Gracie Mansion, Holly Solomon, and McKenzie galleries in New York, as well as at Quint Gallery and the California Center for the Arts Museum in Escondido locally. In 2000 Lowe exhibited Books and Ideas in an Age of Anxiety: Selections from the Annex at the Athenaeum. 

 

Rotunda Gallery


Adrienne Joy

June 18-July 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Adrienne Joy presents an intimate suite of expressionistic oil paintings that are based on photographs she took of people and situations that sparked her curiosity while traveling on the streets, and in the public transportation, of London, Glasgow and Paris. The source images are a collection of chance encounters and random snapshots, in the tradition of street photography. Joy then created reimagined portraits developing a psychological connection to each subject through a trial and error method of unplanned painting. A selection of these will be on display.

 

I hope to make emotional paintings, both beautiful and scary, of people and situations that would normally be seen as mundane and overlooked.

                                                           

                                                                                  —Adrienne Joy

 

Adrienne Joy received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Printmaking. She worked as a Master Printer of etchings for many years while living in Chicago. She now lives and works in San Diego and focuses her time on painting.

 

25th Juried Exhibition

July 30-September 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Join us for the Athenaeum's 25th Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. You may download a call-for-entry form by clicking here. Deadline to submit: June 10, 2016.

 

This years’ jurors are:

Mary L. Beebe, Director, Stuart Collection, UCSD

Hugh DaviesPh.D., The David C. Copley Director & CEO, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Mark Quint, Owner, Quint Gallery

 

25th Juried Exhibition

July 30-September 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Join us for the Athenaeum's 25th Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. You may download a call-for-entry form by clicking here. Deadline to submit: June 10, 2016

 

This years’ jurors are:

Mary L. Beebe, Director, Stuart Collection, UCSD

Hugh DaviesPh.D., The David C. Copley Director & CEO, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Mark Quint, Owner, Quint Gallery

 

Galia Linn

September 24-November 5, 2016

Opening Reception: TBA

 

Roberta Allen

September 24-November 5, 2016

Opening Reception: TBA

 

25TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION  

 

July 30-September 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Noted as the region’s most prestigious and lively juried show in San Diego, this year’s exhibition will be on view from July 30 through September 3, 2016. Selected artist work was exhibited in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery, as well as the Joseph Clayes III Gallery. Deadline to submit is Friday, June 10.

 

This years’ jurors are:

Mary L. Beebe, Director, Stuart Collection, UCSD

Hugh Davies, Ph.D., The David C. Copley Director & CEO, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Mark Quint, Owner, Quint Gallery

 

CLICK HERE to download the Call for Entries.