Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)
OMA occupies the venerable 1934 former City of Oceanside City Hall designed by pioneering San Diego architect Irving Gill and the Frederick Fisher designed Central Pavillion opened in 2008.

Friday, March 4, 2011

2011 Exhibition Schedule

With five rotating exhibition galleries there is always a dynamic new exhibition to enjoy at Oceanside Museum of Art. Below you will find information for exhibitions on view in our two 2,400 square foot galleries located on our first level. Upstairs in the museum you will find three smaller galleries with rotating exhibitions that change every 3-4 months.  

Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries
October 24, 2010 - March 13, 2011
Moving beyond the traditional notions of quilting and into the realm of contemporary fiber artwork, Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries surprises visitors with 39 exceptional art quilts. Ranging in styles from abstract to representational the quilts on view challenge one’s notion of what a quilt can be. 

Botanicals: The Photography of Imogen Cunningham
January 9 – May 29, 2011
Preview Reception, January 8, 5-7pm
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) played a prominent role in the rise of modernism on the West Coast. She began pursuing photography in 1901 and throughout her long career, maintained a consistent focus on portraiture and nature. Unlike other members of the Western School of Photography who also emphasized nature, such as Edward Weston (1886-1958) and Ansel Adams (1902-84), Cunningham moved the camera in close, creating intimate compositions which call attention to the abstract qualities of nature. This exhibition will feature her black and white botanical photographs from the 1920s-1930s.

Looking for a Miracle? Italo Scanga
April 3 – August 21, 2011
Preview Reception, April 2, 5-7pm
Italo Scanga (1932-2001) was a world-renowned artist of Italian heritage who created fantastic assemblages which straddle the line between sacred and profane. After WWII, when Scanga emigrated to the United States, he found the expression of religion more limited than in Italy. Eventually, Scanga created a paradigm of artistic play to explore the role of faith and survival in his new life. Scanga was an art professor at UCSD from 1978 until his death. This exhibition will feature works that span his long career, focusing on some of his most famous series, including The Potato Famine, Animals in Danger, Troubled World and Metaphysical.

Transitions: Works by Francoise Gilot
June 12 – November 13, 2011
Preview Reception, June 11, 5-7pm
Curator’s Talk, September 25, 2pm
Born in Paris in 1921, Francoise Gilot emerged out of the Post WWII School of Paris and after moving to New York, was inspired by the contemporary American art scene. With an interest in mythology and symbolism, Gilot is able to collapse time while expressing complex philosophical ideas with lyrical accessibility. This exhibition of Gilot’s oils and works on paper highlights her interest in color relationships and the fine line between figuration and abstraction. Gilot currently divides her time between studios in New York and Paris.

It’s Not My Fault: The Art of Everett Peck
September 11, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Preview Reception, September 10, 5-7pm
This exhibition features the paintings, illustrations and animation work of Everett Peck, native son of Oceanside. He is the creator of the Emmy nominated Duckman animated series which ran from 1994-97 and his drawings have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Time and The New Yorker. Peck’s work humorously explores the pop culture of modern America and intersections with everyday life, with a special interest in gender roles and social stereotypes.

William Glen Crooks
December 11, 2011 – April 22, 2012
Preview Reception, December 10, 5-7pm

While his landscapes may include railroad crossings, trucks, trees and buildings, the real subjects of William Glen Crooks’ oil paintings are the opacity of light and the transparency of shadow. Born and raised in San Diego, and currently working in Imperial Beach, Crooks’ outdoor “snapshots” bring a new freshness and local appeal to the landscape genre.

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