The Opening Night

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Join us for The Opening Night as we celebrate MCASD La Jolla’s newest exhibitions. Enjoy exhibition tours on the hour, specialty cocktails, and tunes by the Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio all evening.
This event is FREE for Members and $10 for non-members. 
An innovator of West-Coast Pop and Conceptual Art, Ed Ruscha’s work defies and exceeds both categories, drawing upon popular media, commercial culture, and the landscape of Los Angeles. The iconic artist first gained attention in the 1960s for works that combine text and image with deadpan takes on American vernacular culture. This tailored exhibition considers the artist’s use of recurring words, images, and themes across the decades, presenting works from the 1960s alongside more recent canvases.
For more than three decades, Álvaro Blancarte has mined the topography of Baja California, defining the artistic landscape of this region with his mark. Inspired by the mythologies of the Kumiai, the light that shines on the mountains of Tecate, and the idyllic sceneries described in Latin American literature, Blancarte experiments with textures, materials, and colors to depict the splendor of the deserts of Baja California.