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Dark: Artists in Dialogue with Bruce Nauman


"DARK" at Southwestern College Art Gallery
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7297
Opening reception: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 11:00am - 1:00pm 
Talk with curator Perry Vasquez, and artists at 12:00pm
Artist reception: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Show closes: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, after gallery hours

Perhaps you didn't know there is a Bruce Nauman sculpture titled "Dark" in the permanent collection of the Southwestern College Art Gallery. That the sculpture is in the college’s collection owes a lot to two former faculty members, Bob Matheny and John Baldessari. They waged a stout battle in the court of public opinion in order to be able to acquire the piece. Thanks to Bob and John’s advocacy a skeptical administration and public were persuaded and the purchase was authorized.

Today, most art students at Southwestern don’t have a clue what it is or who made it. There is little conversation around the piece and it isn’t taught in art history courses at the college.

We are changing that by putting Dark at the center of an exhibition also titled "Dark".

Curator: Perry Vasquez 
Bruce Nauman
Andrew Alcasid
Daniel Barron Corrales 
Thomas DeMello 
Vabianna Santos 
Melissa Walter 

This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.

Art Gallery is in 710B. Park in visitor 1 hour parking or pay at station in every other lot. Campus map HERE

Earlier Event: December 20
works by Melissa Walter