Two artists examine the complexities of cultural identity in this thought-provoking exhibit. Stories on my Back, a multi-media installation by Richard A. Lou deals with his mixed Chinese and Mexican heritage, drawing connections between the Pacific and the Americas, the ancient past and the modern world. In "I CON", a series of performance based photographs, James Luna's explores the tension between icons and stereotypes of American Indians and their exclusion and inclusion within American history and Pop culture.
Image credit: Installation detail, Richard A. Lou, Stories On My Back (2013), James Luna, O.J. "Trial and Error" (2014)
Welcome to the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery. The gallery exhibits outstanding work by contemporary artists and showcases artwork created by San Diego Mesa College students. The gallery is located in room D101.
GALLERY HOURS HAVE CHANGED
The gallery is open MTW 11-4 pm, Thursday 11 - 8 pm. Closed Fridays, weekends and school holidays.
Visitors may schedule an appointment to view exhibit when the gallery is closed. We need a week advance notice to schedule special visits. The gallery is closed during the summer months and winter break.
PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT. Park in the upper faculty parking areas adjacent and across from the flagpole. During regular gallery hours: From the Marlesta entrance purchase a $1.00 per hour permit from the machine at the information booth, to be used only in the student lots. Or use the visitors' 45 minute spaces in the upper parking area across from the flagpole. (Find additional parking info at www.sdmesa.edu/parking).
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The Mesa College Art Gallery is an educational forum to present the work of professional artists in a range of media and dealing with diverse issues.
The gallery also showcases outstanding artwork created by students in the Art Department.
It is our mission to enrich and engage our student community through art. The gallery exhibits are complemented with artist lectures, workshops, and guided tours.
The works on display reflect a variety of topics in order to engage students from other disciplines and departments. We have created exhibits in collaboration with Chicano Studies, Women Studies and the Black Studies department.
The gallery serves as a laboratory for the Art Department's Museum Studies Program. The college is the only San Diego institution to offer an AA and a Certificate in Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills.
During the academic year four exhibits features art by emerging and established contemporary artists.
A student exhibition is held at the end of every semester. Besides exhibits in our main space, D101, the Art Gallery program and the Museum Studies classes also curate exhibits in the LRC, 2nd Floor Art Corridor.
Alessandra Moctezuma,Gallery Director,Museum Studies
Pat Vine, Art Gallery Assistant
7250 Mesa College Drive -D104 San Diego, CA 92111-4998
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