Prospect 2017

 
 
Friday, May 19, 2017-Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
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Amy Adler,
Location (Playground no. 5)
, 2017, oil pastel on canvas, 132 × 96in. (335.3 × 243.8cm). Courtesy of the artist and ACME., Los Angeles. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.
Math Bass,
Newz!
, 2016, gouache on canvas, 46 x 44 in. (116.8 x 111.8 cm). 46 x 44 in. (116.8 x 111.8 cm).
James Crosby,
the Garrett Morgan safety hood allowing the wearer to breathe in a hostile environment
, 2015, fabricated coat/hat rack, heavy canvas, polycarbonate welding lenses, 58 × 288 × 6in. (147.3 × 731.5 × 15.2cm). Courtesy of the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York.
Jonathan Hernández,
Vulerabilia (casi)
, 2008-2010, collage on paper, framed: 37 1/2 × 43 11/16 × 1 9/16in. (95.2 × 111 × 4cm). Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. © Jonathan Hernández Photo: Estudio Michel Zabé.
Jonathan Hernández,
Vulerabilia (perfect vacuum)
, 2012, newspaper cuttings on cardboard, framed: 41 5/16 × 36 × 2in. (105 × 91.5 × 5cm). Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. © Jonathan Hernández Photo: Michel Zabé/Omar Luis Olguín, 2012.
Jonathan Hernández,
Vulerabilia (interiores)
, 2013, newspaper cuttings on cardboard, 41 3/4 × 53 3/8in. (106 × 135.5cm) framed: 42 11/16 × 54 × 2 1/16in. (108.4 × 137.2 × 5.3cm). Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. © Jonathan Hernández Photo: Michel Zabé/Omar Luis Olguín, 2010.
Rebecca Morris,
Untitled (#17-15)
, 2015, oil on canvas, 95 x 97in. (241.3 x 246.4cm). Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery.
Tala Madani,
Dirty Starts
, 2008, oil on linen, 76 3/4 × 76 3/4in. (195 × 195cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery, NY.
Barbara T. Smith,
The Cloistered Study
, 1976, color photos and found objects mounted on felt; vintage b/w photograph mounted on chipboard; performance artifact: color photos, plastic photo case with embroidery fragment as tie , dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and The Box, LA. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen..
Lisa Williamson,
32 Pools
, 2014, wood, resin, acrylic, 101 1/2 × 11 3/4 × 11 3/4in. (257.8 × 29.8 × 29.8cm). Courtesy of the artist and Tif Sigfrids. Photo: Ruben Diaz.

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Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Each year, MCASD presents Prospect, an eclectic exhibition of works considered for acquisition by the Museum’s International and Contemporary Collectors groups. The exhibition’s title evokes MCASD’s flagship La Jolla address as well as the possibilities for building the collection. One or more of the artworks are selected by ballot at the annual Selection Dinner. 

Prospect 2017 features eight artists whose works reflect the Museum’s curatorial interests: Amy Adler (b. 1966), Math Bass (b. 1981), James Crosby (b. 1974), Jonathan Hernández (b. 1972), Tala Madani (b. 1981), Rebecca Morris (b. 1969), Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931), and Lisa Williamson (b. 1977). From these diverse practices emerge uncanny visions of daily life; material traces of the body; wry revisions of art history; and a deep engagement with political realities, past and present. 

Prospect 2017 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.