Retinal probe at Laguna Beach

In “In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor,” The Laguna Art Museum presents the work of 150 artists who have a visual affinity with merch-happy Juxtapoz magazine. Founded in San Francisco in 1994 by Robert Williams, the Juxtapoz aesthetic references movies, TV, advertising, black-velvet painting, psychedelic posters, pulp porn, sci-fi and horror, carnival … read more… “Retinal probe at Laguna Beach”

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Astrid Preston lives in Lux

In 1998, a group of San Diego area art patrons and philanthropists joined with Reesey Shaw, the founding director of the California Center for the Arts Museum, to discuss how they might encourage a better understanding of visual art. They agreed that what was needed was something more than a museum—a place where visitors would … read more… “Astrid Preston lives in Lux”

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Compare and contrast: ambiguous and complex relationships to nature

“Suburban Sublime,” curated by Lucia Sanroman. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA. Through Sept. 23. “Condensation,” paintings by Adam Belt. Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA. Through Sept. 1. Robert L. Pincus reports in the San Diego Union-Tribune: “Belt’s exhibition, ‘Condensation,’ captures this attitude in a thematically subtle, visually provocative fashion. In … read more… “Compare and contrast: ambiguous and complex relationships to nature”

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