The Opening Night

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego says
Celebrate MCASD’s latest exhibitions by Ed Ruscha and Alvaro Blancarte at The Opening Night with cocktails, live music, guided tours, and more!

The iconic artist Ed Ruscha first gained attention in the 1960s for work that combines text and image with deadpan takes on American vernacular culture. An innovator of West-Coast Pop and Conceptual Art, Ruscha’s work defies and exceeds both categories, drawing upon popular media, commercial culture, and the landscape of Los Angeles. The exhibition builds upon MCASD’s long-standing relationship with Ruscha—the Museum’s collection holds 30 works by the artist including the outdoor mural Brave Men of La Jolla (1995–1996).

For more than six decades, Álvaro Blancarte has been mining the topography of Baja California and defining the artistic landscape of this region. Inspired by the mythologies of the Kumiai culture, the light that shines on the mountains of Tecate, and the idyllic scenery described in Latin American literature, Blancarte experiments with textures, materials, and colors to depict the splendor of the deserts of Baja California.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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