MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS EVA STRUBLE: PRODUCE AT MCASD DOWNTOWN ON APRIL 5, 2014

 
 
Monday, Apr 28, 2014 - 12:50 pm

San Diego, CA—On Saturday, April 5, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Eva Struble: Produce at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through June 22, 2014.

In her new series, Produce, Eva Struble paints jewel-toned, abstracted landscapes layered with paper collage and silkscreen to address the intersection of immigration, labor, and the agricultural industry on which Southern California depends daily for its food. In preparation for the project, Struble mined historical photo archives, visited farms around Northern San Diego County, and interviewed migrant workers from Oaxaca, Mexico.

While the paintings draw their sense of place from her research, Struble introduces the migrant workers’ presence by inserting into the paintings passages of silkscreened textile patterns from the artisan traditions of their native region. Her portrayal of the deceivingly serene atmospheres in which these laborers work speaks to the socio-political and environmental issues at the heart of California agriculture’s idealized image of bounty.

Struble’s work for this exhibition was funded by The San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst: Individual Artist Fellowship Program in partnership in MCASD. Every two years the Fellowship pairs local emerging or mid-career artists with local non-profits to organize and support projects that will not only further the artist’s career, but also have them work closely with their community.

For interviews with Struble and high resolution imagery, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Leah Straub, or Communications Associate Patricia B. Dwyer.

Eva Struble: Produce is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego with major funding from the 2014 Creative Catalyst Fellowship Grant, which was made possible by the Ariel W. Coggeshall Fund of the San Diego Foundation Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. Institutional support for MCASD is provided, in part, by Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO

Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum's collection includes more than 4,000 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Hugh M. Davies is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD.

Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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