Oceanside Museum of Art educates and inspires the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, as well as national and global artists and artforms of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Facing West / Looking East
August 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Acknowledging the location of Oceanside Museum of Art on the literal edge of the Pacific Rim, Facing West / Looking East presents 20 artists who share a common interest in borrowing, recycling and sampling from the cultures of Asia for their content and commentary. Referencing multiple aspects of Asian culture from Buddhism and yoga to ikebana and identity politics, works in the exhibition explore ideas and experiences that are an integral part of the fabric of life in contemporary California.
CRUISIN’ CALIFAS: THE ART OF LOWRIDING
May 13 – September 30, 2012
The personalized automobiles known as “Lowriders,” are part of a subculture whose aesthetic tendencies cross over into the world of fine art. This exhibition features a display of full-size cars, motorcycles and bicycles that have been created in the Lowrider style. Accompanying the vehicles are paintings, sculptures and photographs made by the vehicle designers and owners and other prominent artists influenced by Lowrider culture. Featured artists include Teen Angel, Mister Cartoon, Mike Pickel, Estevan Oriol and Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, among others.
YOU: Investigating Identity
September 15 – November 11, 2012
Driven by the exploration of self and the human state, this exhibition presents seven different artists whose work spans disparate mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, video and performance. Museum guests will leave their mark by taking part in this exhibition’s interactive components. Join us and add your picture to the exhibition’s digital photo display, YOU Photo, or write an autobiographical journal entry and post it on the Post Office Project wall. Exhibition artists include: David Adey, Cathy Begien, Alida Cervantes, Lea Dennis, Kelly Schnorr, Trish Stone and Vicky Wright. To learn more about how you can enter your own writing to the exhibition visit www.dearmeat.me
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