By SDCN Editor
San Diego, CA–A new exhibition created by artists from the U.S. and Mexican border is on display at the City of San Diego’s Central Library art gallery.
The exhibit features the works created by artists who have lived and worked in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego.
“Occupy Thirdspace II: Plástica y Palabra en TJ/SD” examines the history of the relationship between the visual arts and language from the late 1980s to the present.
“The artworks in this exhibition explore the complex relationship between contemporary art practice and ‘palabra’ (word),” said curator Sara Solaimani. “From alphabets to text to phonic elements, each artwork engages audiences in a unique exchange using many new visual and aural languages.”
The exhibition, which opened on Feb. 19, is a mixed-media collection of contemporary art including soundscapes, projections, installation pieces, and two-dimensional framed art. It features works by several artists including David Ávalos, Elizabeth Sisco, Louis Hock, and Omar Pimienta.
“This show was important to bring to the library’s visual arts program as an effort to engage in dialogue with our colleagues across the border who are an important part of our region.” said Library Arts and Culture Exhibitions Manager Bonnie Domingos. “Ultimately, this show is about transborder art practices that address historical revision and seeks to bridge and transcend barriers.”
The exhibition will be on display through May 2 and is free to the public. An opening reception was held on Feb. 19 on the Dome Terrace at the Central Library.
For Central Gallery hours and more information, visit the library’s Art and Culture Exhibitions website.