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VOLUME 2: 2013 COVER BY BOB JONES


October will bring back SPACE 4 ART’s spectacular event ADJACENT POSSIBLE. Local artists, scientists and educators have been working hard to create original art experiences that will explore our region’s fascination in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). The weekend of October 12th is shaping up to be our largest, most ambitious event of the year! If you haven’t been down to the East Village recently, this is the time!!

When I first came to SPACE 4 ART in January, I kept hearing the artists here in the East Village talk about the concept of the Adjacent Possible, an idea that keeps cropping up in the works of this particular arts community. With its philosophical roots in science and reinterpreted to apply to the arts, the true definition of term seemed elusive to me for quite some time. Initially, I simply couldn’t connect how cell mutations and their biological structure could be applied to synergy in the arts. I struggled with idea until I recently found a moment of clarity as I stood at a confluence, where two streams meet to converge becoming the source of a new river. There before my eyes were two separate, fully realized entities that had forged their own paths through the world, coming together in a turbulent way to create something all together new. Listening to the deafening roar of the churning waters, I became mesmerized as the rivers contents moved swiftly downstream. It was in that moment that my mind recalled the Adjacent Possible and its complexities were suddenly clear to me. My personal ‘aha’ moment! Adjacent Possible is very much like that place when the two rivers merge. A new space created as the two entities collide. Together, they are filled with more potential, greater energy and vastly expanded ideas of what the future may bring. I began to understand that Adjacent Possible is a tumultuous moment of creation. Truly, an amazing moment where this change and the possibilities seem endless. Understanding this concept of the Adjacent Possible has filled me with great excitement. I am waiting breathlessly to experience how San Diego’s artists, scientists and educators will transform the East Village in October. I hope you will join us as we embrace cutting edge science, traditional art forms and today’s technology. Perhaps you’ll find your own ‘aha’ moment during ADJACENT POSSIBLE II.

Patric Stillman

Executive Director

On the Cover: Two Worlds (2013) by Bob Jones Steel, Copper Wire & Concrete 6’ x 4’ x 3’

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Space 4 Art 325 15th Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-269-7230

CONTENTS

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

VOLUME 2 : 2013

04 ROY DE VRIES

OTHERNESS CONSIDERED

08 CALENDAR 10 EVA STRUBLE PRODUCE

12 OUR COMMUNITY 14 ADJACENT POSSIBLE II 17 AROUND TOWN 19 YOUTH STEAM & INFORMED ARTIST 22 SUPPORT SPACE 4 ART 25 VOLUNTEER 26 ART SERIES 27 IN THE NEWS sdspace4art.org The entire contents of SPACE 4 ART QUARTERLY are copyright @2013 by SPACE 4 ART, the artists represented and/or the event producers & may not be reproduced in any manner, either whole or in part, without written permission. All rights reserved.


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT ROY DE VRIES


ROY DE VRIES - OTHERNESS CONSIDERED

Roy de Vries has been painting since he was a student at Miami Senior High School. His fascination with human form started then as well. His interest grew as he went on to college in Albuquerque and has blossomed since he became a tenant at Space 4 Art. Currently, Roy adopts an inquisitive posture in relating human form and ponders questions concerning human sexuality, especially within the categories of androgyny and homophilic attraction. In his paintings, he compels the viewer to consider the categories that are accepted as the norm, to the extent that those categories may be brought to a kind of equilibrium.


Images from HEAD ON! Series - Crayon on Acrylic or Canvas - 2.5’ x 3.5’ Viewing his paintings may disturb some, but may at the same time arouse sensibilities at one time obscured. The viewer may arrive at a point of discontinuity when the works are seen in an artificially created context, to the extent that resolution may be found in psychic spaces that were theretofore not suspected or even apprehended. The element of surprise could generate particular states of reconciliation within the psychic spaces the viewer entertains. Questions may arise that indicate a kind of dialectic of opposites. The intended questions Roy hopes may surface as the viewer draws nearer may fall in the domain of androgyny and the reconciliation of opposed categories.


GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

ARTS CALENDAR AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 21

FAST THOUGHTS FOR SHORT ATTENTION SPANS FEATURING THE WORKS OF JOSHUA CALLAGHAN, JOHN KILDUFF AND J NOLAND 31 RECEPTION W/ GLOTTALOPTICON AND OPEN STUDIOS

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 26

ADJACENT POSSIBLE II - THE EXHIBITION FEATURING THE WORKS OF ANDREW HUNTER AND STEPHANIE LIE 12 & 13 ADJACENT POSSIBLE - THE EXPERIENCES

NOVEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 14 SPECIAL EXHIBITION TBA

16 RECEPTION W/ STAY STRANGE ‘MONSTER’ AND OPEN STUDIOS

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Platt College Student Exhibition: Can You Defeat Sheng Long?! Art Exhibit


EVENTS SEPT 2013

OCT 2013

05

INFORMED ARTIST SERIES

07

NOTHING IS OUT HERE

08

LONG STORY SHORT

27

GLOTTALOPTICON

03

INFORMED ARTIST SERIES

05

ADRIENE HUGHES

09

ARTISTS OPEN CRITIQUE

CITYBEAT STAFF WRITER ALEX ZARAGOZA

SAN DIEGO CONCERT FILM

SO SAY WE ALL

INVISIBLE PEOPLE (A RADIO OPERA)

sponsored by RISING ARTS LEADERS

DANCE FILM SCREENING

ARTIST DROP IN

12/13 ADJACENT POSSIBLE II THE EXPERIENCES

13

LONG STORY SHORT

18

BEST OF SAN DIEGO

19

STAY STRANGE

19

MUSE SALON

26

LINK ORIENTATION

01

GLOTTALOPTICON

NOV 2013

SO SAY WE ALL

presented by SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT

HISTORY OF OCCULT MUSIC

MALESHA TAYLOR

AIGA SAN DIEGO LINK

SEXTUOR: L’ORIGINE DES ESPECES

06-09 OPEN ARTS COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

SOMETHING IN THE HEART IS NEVER LOST A DO ART DAILY CHALLENGE

07

INFORMED ARTIST SERIES

10

LONG STORY SHORT

sponsored by RISING ARTS LEADERS

SO SAY WE ALL

CHILDREN’S MONSTER EXHIBITION

COMMISSION MEETING

LIMINALITY IN PERFORMANCE

13-16 STAY STRANGE

DEC 2013

15

SAN DIEGO ARTS & CULTURE

23

PARTICULAR PROPOSITION

05

INFORMED ARTIST SERIES

08

LONG STORY SHORT

11

ARTISTS OPEN CRITIQUE

23

PARTICULAR PROPOSITION

SPONSORED BY RISING ARTS LEADERS

SO SAY WE ALL

ARTIST DROP IN

LIMINALITY IN PERFORMANCE

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PRODUCE Screen print on paper, 24”x 36” 2012


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

THE ART OF EVA STRUBLE

Eva Struble in her studio - photography by Union Tribune’s Nelvin C. Cepeda

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PRODUCE Screen prints and acrylic on paper, 24”x 36” 2013


NEW TO SPACE 4 ART

ERIKA PANIAGUA

JAMES TRAN


OUR

COMMUNITY

Aaron, Joshua joshaaron.com Arvizu, Kelly * * * Augustine, Meghan *** Bracher, Curtis curtisbracher.info Crisol Guerra, Nuvia artecrisol.com Daily, Max * * * De Matteis, Alber alberdematteis.com De Matteis, Luna lunadematteis.com de Vries, Roy * * * DeHart, Benjamin bendehart.com Deline, Nicole nicoledeline.com Divita, Tommy tommydivita.com Dunn, Matt * * * Dutile, Alyce alycedutile.com Emami, Farrah farrahemami.com Hunter, Richard ritarecords.com Jones, Bob coroflot.com/bobmjones Kvissberg, Asa asakvissberg.com Leathers, Bob robertleathersarchitects.com Litteral, Linda lindalitteral.com MacGillis, Jenna Ann desperatecharacters.us Martinez, May-Ling maylingmartinez.com McCloskey Morris, Roxi *** Miller, Joshua Jon joshuajonmiller.com Nickel, Cheryl cherylnickelart.blogspot.com Paniagua, Erika * * * Pe単a, Victor studio10gallery.com Peterson, Nicollee *** Polach, Scott scottpolach.com Rich, Matt mattrich.com Santos, Vabianna vimeo.com/user4201247 Sewell, Kait kaitsewell.com Smith, Ash jinxfly.tumblr.com Stillman, Patric my-reality.com Struble, Eva evastruble.com Tran, James cargocollective.com/jamestran Vitale, Laura lauravitale.info Warr, Chris chriswarr.com Warren, Ariana villamusica.org/faculty-lamon/ Warren, Chris ahundredghosts.com Young, Tanya tanyayoungart.com San Diego Guild of Puppetry sandiegopuppetry.org So Say We All sosayweallonline.com

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“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. The strange and beautiful truth about the adjacent possible is that its boundaries grow as you explore them. Each new combination opens up the possibility of other new combinations.” Writer, Steven Johnson describing Biologist Stuart Kaufman’s Theory for which the performance was named

ADJACENT POSSIBLE II

- V.I.P. PREVIEW TO SUPPORT SPACE 4 ART Get a preview of Adjacent Possible II during a special V.I.P. Fund raising evening on October 4th to support SPACE 4 ART’s Artists, Mission and Programming. Tickets: $75 per person - Purchase Online or Visit Space 4 Art during Gallery Hours Day: Time: • • • • • •

Friday, October 4th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Preview of Adjacent Possible II a week before the public performances Meet with the five creative teams behind the Adjacent Possible II Special performances from SPACE 4 ART collaborators and studio artists Silent ART Auction Wine Tasting Hosted Appetizers

SPACE 4 ART Board of Directors has created an unforgettable evening that will raise funds to support the organization’s non-profit mission to be a catalyst for creative artsbased exploration providing a live/work environment as an integral partner to San Diego’s civic innovation through its programming: • • • • •

Encourage, support and facilitate development of affordable spaces for artists to live and work Assist emerging artists with skill development to create viable art careers Offer affordable performance and exhibition space for artistic expression Share, investigate, create and access arts-based STEM Education for young adults Create a permanent facility and community to support experimental, fringe and new artworks and artists in San Diego


Month Long Gallery Exhibition: September 28 - October 26 Andrew Hunter and Stephanie Lie VIP Preview - FUND RAISER Public Performances Public Performances

Friday - October 4: 6 - 8 PM Saturday - October 12: 6 - 10 PM Sunday - October 13: 1 - 4 PM

SPACE 4 ART presents

PHYSIC

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BIOLO GY ZOOLO GY SOCIO LOGY BIOME DICIN E COMP UTER SIMUL ATION INTER S ACTIV E TECH NOLO GIES

RTS GN A I S L E D RIA A E A DI E WM E RTS N A L A U VIS CE N DA ER T A E RE TH U LPT U SC Y R T PPE U P

ART + STEM EXPERIENCES Interactive Environments Andrew Hunter - Rebecca Goodman - Christopher Commons A month long exhibition of interactive environments that are created by performers and viewers (Computer Arts, Dance & Technology) Mechanical Grace Lisa Caraway - Laura White - Bedrieh Caraway A biomedical exploration of the kinesiology, anatomy and form in movement through circus arts and illustration (Mobile Computer Arts, Aerial Arts, Physics & Biomedicine) Signaling Pathways Kerry Greenwood - Traci Ostertag - Teresa Patchett An exploration of the behavior and interaction between cells and viruses illustrated through dance and visual arts (Visual Arts, Dance & Biology) Enkidu’s Habitat (Epic of Gilgamesh) Elmira Mohebali - Yasamin Nouriboushehri - Gerard Joseph A theatrical dance exploring the relationships between man and woman as described in the world’s oldest literary text from Ancient Mesopotamia (Computer Arts, Theater, Dance & Sociology) Zoo Asha Sheshadri - Dani Dodge Authentic and artificial zoological systems are explored from a human and nature perspective (Zoology, Sociology and Performance)


SPACE 4 ART

LIVE From The East Village in San Diego

Fringe Festival’s AISLE 6

Urban Succession Tour

Fringe Festival’s OYSTER BOY

Preuss High School Students on Stage

Mingei International Museum Staff Tour


AROUND TOWN CONTINUING

LINDA LITTERAL & CHERYL NICKEL MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART ALLIED CRAFTSMAN NOW THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2014

OCT 2013 BOB JONES

LA JOLLA ARTS & WINE FESTIVAL

BOOTH 210 OCTOBER 12 & 13

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT ALL OF THE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND TOWN PRODUCED BY SO SAY WE ALL


SPACE 4 ART

Live Painting by TR!CKST3R

FILM CON 2013: Puppet Interviews

Board Member Barbara Gothard

Comic-Con spills over into FILM CON

Actors Mark Benjamin & Kevin Sizemore

Open Studio @ San Diego Puppetry Guild


YOUTH STEAM LOOK FOR DETAILS ON THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP SERIES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN OCTOBER. There is no question that STEM education is a vital part of this country’s edge but many educators and scholars would argue that STEM is missing a key component of creativity that is critical to empowering a competitive and innovative workforce- those skills are summarized under the letter “A” for Arts. Global competition is rising and the STEAM movement is a way for the U.S. to maintain its position as the most innovative country in the world. What is the role that art and design can play in scientific research? STEM, on its own, can seem dry and boring, missing a large swath of the population because of its reputation for being intimidating, uninspiring and male-dominated. Add an “A” and suddenly we’re talking about STEM + innovations! It’s the ‘STEAM’ engine of ideas- the stuff of science fiction- the stuff that drives progress and saves the world. Art and design can drive STEM education and research to new heights.

YOUTH STEAM COLLABORATOR:

INFORMED ARTISTS SERIES STARTED EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE INFORMED ARTISTS SERIES PLANS TO ASSIST EMERGING ARTISTS WITH THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO HELP THEM DEVELOP AS WORKING ARTISTS. Nearly half of San Diego’s emerging artists are self-employed and yet they struggle with basic business skills to market themselves, sell their ideas and find their audiences. They share the challenge of earning enough from their art to survive in San Diego’s high-rent region. They also share the challenge of blending creative vision with business savvy -- two skills that are often seen as diametrically opposed. The Informed Artist Series, Artist Open Critiques and other Space 4 Art artist’s series allow for the regions creative community to think entrepreneurially through practical, fun and shared resources. Programs like these are critical to keeping San Diego’s creative economy in the region and contributing to the regions innovative business community.

FUNDING IN PART THANKS TO:


LIVE ART BY JOHN KILDUFF @ FAST THOUGHTS FOR SHORT ATTENTION SPANS


SPACE 4 ART

UCSD Students ‘Reclaiming Education’

UCSD Students ‘Reclaiming Education’

Tenant Artist Jenna Ann

Studio Artist Nicole Deline

Desperate Characters of Mercer County Photo by Amber Fallon

Pacific Arts Movement’s DRIVE BY CINEMA


MISSION

A CATALYST FOR CREATIVE ARTS-BASED EXPLORATION PROVIDING A LIVE/WORK ENVIRONMENT AS AN INTEGRAL PARTNER TO SAN DIEGO’S CIVIC INNOVATION Goal 1: Encourage, Support and Facilitate Development of Affordable Spaces in which Artists Can Work and Live Opportunities: • Sponsor a Brick (40) - $250 ea. name on a “brick” in entryway of Space 4 Art • Sponsor a Mirror (Limited) - $50 ea. name on a kaleidoscopic set of mirrors in bathrooms. • Donate wish list items: equipment, furniture and other general needs

Goal 2: Assist Emerging Artists with Skill Development to Create Viable Art Careers Opportunities: • Sponsor a Informed Artist Speaker: 12 Professional Speakers @ $250 • Sponsor the Informed Artist series for a year: $5,000

Goal 3: Offer Affordable Performance and Exhibition Spaces for Artistic Expression Opportunities: • Naming Rights of Small Gallery through December 2014: $10,000 • Naming Rights of Large Gallery through December 2014: $15,000


Opportunities: • Sponsor a 12 week after school workshop: $25,000 • Participate as a STEAM community advisor

Goal 5: Creating a Permanent Facility and Community to Support Experimental, Fringe and New Artworks and Artists in San Diego Opportunities: • Purchase Property: $350,000 • Participate as a Permanent Facility Advisor

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPLETE DETAILS CALL US AT 619.269.7230

SUPPORT SPACE 4 ART

Goal 4: Share, Investigate, Create and Assess Arts-based Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) Education for Young Adults


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Deline Artist

Robert S. Leathers Architect & Artist

Vernon Franck Metropolitan Mapping

Cheryl Nickel Artist

Barbara Gothard

Michael Stepner New School of Architecture

Victoria Hamilton Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation Alexander Jarman San Diego Museum of Art

Chris Warr Artist

STAFF Patric Stillman Executive Director

Kait Sewell Executive Associate

Martha Zapata, City Representative for Councilman David Alvarez, speaks to Cofounder Cheryl Nickel about Space 4 Art’s community outreach.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for a rewarding experience through volunteering? Share your skills and time in a fun and creative art space. We now have more opportunities for you get involved: Opening Receptions & Events

Administrative

Door Host Write Press Releases Security Create Flyers Concessions Social Media Videography Gardening Photography Maintenance Projects Pre-Event Set Up and much more! Post-Event Break Down Daily Operations Volunteer Hours are flexible. With some pre-planning, we can use help as your schedule allows. We need assistance during office and gallery hours as well as for special events and weekends.

“Space 4 Art is like Home.” – Adrian G.

325 15th Street Between J and K Streets East Village - Downtown Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm Staff Kait Sewell and Patric Stillman with High Tech High and High Tech High Media Interns on a road trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art


ART SERIES @ SPACE 4 ART

GLOTTALOPTICON Experimental Opera CURATOR Meghan Welsh 9/27

Invisible People (A Radio Opera)

composer Yvette Jackson & visual artist Ava Porter

11/1

Sextuor: L’Origin des Especes

composer Georges Aperghis & ROMP Ensemble

STAY STRANGE Sound Art

CURATOR Sam Lopez 10/19

History of Occult Music

11/13-16 Children’s Monster Exhibition

PARTICULAR PROPOSITIONS Modern Dance CURATOR Katie Lorge 11/22-23 Liminiality of Performance 12/20-21 Liminiality of Performance


IN THE

NEWS

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SPACE 4 ART Pacific Magazine – Fast thoughts for Short Attention Spans 09/13

San Diego Downtown News - Briefs: Space 4 Art Gets NonProfit Status 06/13 2013 SPACE 4 ART Artists in the News Justin Hudnall: San Diego CityBeat - You’ll Shine Once I’m Dead 08/20/13
 featuring Board Member Alexander Jarman & Executive Associate Kait Sewell Linda Litteral: Kloe Survives The A World 06/10/13 Space 4 Art: Artist Backdrop ArtPulse TV: Scott Nielsen Interview (starts at 14:20) 8/12/13 2013 EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS taking place at SPACE 4 ART * * * Adult Puppet Cabaret * * * San Diego Downtown News - Its All Happening 06/2013 * * * Fringe Festival San Diego * * * San Diego City Beat - San Diego Fringe Festival 06/26/13 Broadway World - La Divina Set For San Diego Fringe 06/06/13 * * * Glottalopticon * * * San Diego CityBeat - Glottalopticon Experimental Opera Series 08/28/13 * * * Pacific Arts Movement’s DRIVE BY CINEMA @ Space 4 Art * * * Vanguard Culture - Film Pick of the Week 6/25/13 Union Tribune - Cinema hits street with mobile truck 6/21/13

Look for SPACE 4 ART in the San Diego Union Tribune on September 8th Thank you to all of the reporters and press who have shown interest in supporting San Diego’s Arts & Culture with attention to the exhibitions and events held at SPACE 4 ART


SAND DUNES SPIRIT

Victor Peña 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 24”


SPACE 4 ART Quarterly Volume 2: 2013