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Opening Reception – Rust Magic

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In the 1970’s and 80’s, with the New York City subways as the primary “canvas”, graffiti was forged into one of the last great art movements of the 20th century. Nowadays graffiti is everywhere except the iconic subway cars that propelled it from NYC to the entire world. That is the underlying premise of the new installation titled “Rust Magic” by San Diego graffiti veteran Sake. In addition to the interior of Ice being bombed with graffiti from top to bottom the exhibition also includes a display of vintage spray cans, an outdoor mural, and a 1/4 scale replica of an R17 subway car.

I hope you’ll come and take a look.

Saturday, September 10th, 2- 6pm.

As always, if you can’t make the opening you can always schedule an appointment for a time that’s more convenient.

Sake Rust Magic Portrait

Photos from Finest City are up

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One of the things that makes running ICE Gallery fun is offering a space to an artist and telling them they can do anything they want with it. The only restrictions being the confines of the space and their own budget. The result, if you’ve chosen your artists wisely, is that you get such a diverse array of exhibitions. A line up that doesn’t remotely fit into any sort of tangible uniform aesthetic. The contrast between this show, the previous one, and the next one is so stark that in a normal gallery situation it would seem that the curators interests are all over the map. Well, good. I love that. Click HERE for more photos from Nathan Gulick’s exhibition “Finest City”.

 

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Closing Reception – Nathan Gulick

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Please join us on Saturday, February 20th from 4-6pm for the closing reception of Nathan Gulick’s solo exhibition, “Finest City”.

“Finest City” presents a series of arrangements (possibly a sculpture garden, or ruin field) of readymade architectural decorations in amplified colors, set amongst a faux grass lawn (a necessity in a time of catastrophic drought) and a sheer wall of tan stucco.
Reveling in a distinctly artificial American style, still rooted somewhere in old Europe, the work seeks to highlight the temporary and temporally unsure aesthetic landscape of a region still contending with a legacy of mass migration and suburban sprawl.

Artist Reception – Nathan Gulick

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“Finest City” presents a series of arrangements (possibly a sculpture garden, or ruin field) of readymade architectural decorations in amplified colors, set amongst a faux grass lawn (a necessity in a time of catastrophic drought) and a sheer wall of tan stucco. Reveling in a distinctly artificial American style, still rooted somewhere in old Europe, the work seeks to highlight the temporary and temporally unsure aesthetic landscape of a region still contending with a legacy of mass migration and suburban sprawl.

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 30, 4-6pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, Feburary 20, 4-6pm

Or by appointment

 

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Michael James Armstrong – Opening Reception

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As much as I enjoy having exhibitions of other peoples work at ICE Gallery, ultimately the main reason I keep the space is to have my own. After 13 months since reopening, that’s finally going to happen. This will be my first site conditioned installation since 2013. I hope to see you.

9/5/2015

6pm – 9pm

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A closing reception and some press for Tom Driscoll

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It’s not often that San Diego artists get written about for publications or blogs that reach outside of the county. Other than CityBeat, who seems to be the most consistent, local coverage for art in San Diego is rather pitiful. That’s why I was pleased that Robert Pincus decided to make Tom Driscoll the subject of his maiden piece for Artbound.  It’s fantastic that Artbound/KCET is making an effort to cover all of southern California, not just LA. We’re small, but there are some interesting things happening down here in SD.

Speaking of interesting art…

Tom Driscoll at ICE Gallery

 

Closing reception is this Saturday, May 2nd, from 6-9pm. See you there.

ICE Gallery Extended Family Art Shows

There are 2 shows this weekend involving 3 people related to the ICE Gallery family.

The first is the 2014 San Diego Art Prize Recipients at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library including Joseph Huppert and Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

3/27/15  6:30-8:30

DETAILS HERE

 

The second is at the Harmony Murphy Gallery in downtown Los Angeles including Joseph Huppert and Thomas DeMello

3/28/15  7:00-9:00

DETAILS HERE

 

 

Tom Driscoll – Opening Reception

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Ever since I saw the way Tom had his concrete cones displayed in his garage I’ve been itching to see them in a proper exhibition. Cut to 3 years later and the time has come to show just about every last one that he has. Some date back 20 years, however most have never been shown. The 16 foot tall walls in the gallery will be well utilized.

Please join Tom and I on Saturday, March 21st, 6-9pm.

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Closing Reception: Philipp Scholz Rittermann

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This Friday, February 27th, from 6-9pm is your last chance to see the site conditional photo installation by Philipp Scholz Rittermann. Seeing this piece in person is truly a unique experience. It would be a shame if you didn’t get to see it before it’s gone forever.