A group of esteemed fine art professionals converged at Arclight Cinemas in La Jolla on Thursday April 17 to discuss whate to look for when collecting fine art. This event, called Collecting 101, was arranged in preparation for the Museum’s Biennial Art Auction on April 30; to help patrons, Members and friends on their art collecting journeys.
Tim Youd has undertaken to retype one hundred classic novels over the course of five years. As part of his undertaking, Tim Youd will retype Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye at MCASD, not far from the La Jolla residence where Chandler wrote the novel. Here Youd discusses the nuts and bolts of his painstaking process.
San Diego mourns the loss of artist Ernest Silva (1948-2014), a steady and steadfast presence in the region’s art scene. Ernie taught at UC San Diego from 1979 until his retirement last fall. Throughout his tenure, he nurtured numerous students even as he maintained his own active studio practice. His evocative work deploys a repertoire of images from nature and art: a moon shadow, a burning flame, a supine nude, a lone lighthouse.
American artist Mike Berg lives in Istanbul but recently took up residency at MCASD Downtown, where his large, abstract kilims are on view through February 23.
MCASD: You have painted, made sculptures, and for the past decade worked with textiles. How have you employed pattern in these various media? Do you regard pattern as a kind of abstraction or as a reference?
Contemporary & International Collectors are invited for a weekend getaway to the quirky-cool art destination of Marfa. This Texas gem is an enclave for contemporary art and artists, and the group will experience a behind-the-scenes tour of Ballroom Marfa, visit the Donald Judd-founded Chinati Foundation, enjoy a “Star Party” at the McDonald Observatory, and perhaps experience the infamous Marfa Lights firsthand.