Jamie Franks‘ new site specific installation “Hurry” will have an opening reception March 5th 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Going forward the gallery will have open hours every Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Appointments are also available 10 am – 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday and can be made online by clicking HERE.
I first met Jamie when she was the artist in residence at Bread & Salt in late 2020. I was very keen to get Jamie into Ice Gallery after witnessing her incredible work ethic, her humorous conceptual practice, and most of all her drive and enthusiasm toward making new work. With this new exhibition Jamie has pushed herself and her practice to make an ambitious site specific piece that is light hearted yet elegant, and that also carries with it the spirit of what Ice Gallery is all about. Which is to subtly make the viewer want to participate with the work at varying angles, standpoints, and times of day. We hope to see you soon.
In lieu of an opening reception Joshua will be in person at the gallery for all time slots this Friday-Sunday (2/12/21 – 2/14/21). Joshua’s installation has a close relationship to the path of sunlight throughout the day and therefore does not use any other light source. For this reason time slots are from sunrise to just before sunset. We hope to see you soon!
It’s been so long since I posted a new show on this site that I forgot my login password. The last show closed in February of 2018?! Oh no. Well, we’re finally back in action.
I met Melissa Walter in 2016 and discovered we have a lot of similar art and aesthetic interests which helped us to become fast friends. Melissa is a kind person with a strong work ethic whose art is meticulous and thoughtful. When I asked her to do a show at Ice Gallery I made two requests. First, make something site specific (I ask that of all artists that show inside Ice). Second, make it the best thing you’ve ever done. After working on her new installation for the last several months, I believe she has delivered on both.
We’re extremely excited to emerge from our gallery hibernation with this show and we very much hope you’ll join us at the opening reception.
Please join us this Saturday 2/10 from 2-5pm for the last day to see Andrew Alcasid’s site specific mural. This is one that definitely has to be seen in person. Photo’s can’t capture what is physically happening in the space. See you there.
Capitalizing on subtle cues within the space Andrew has created a minimal yet stark geometric mural. This young San Diego artist is quickly becoming an impressive addition to the local scene. We’d love to see you at the opening.
I’ll be sad to see this one come down. It was so great to work with May-ling. She’s a hard working, dedicated, smart, and distinctive artist . Please join us this Saturday 5-7pm for one last look at Auxiliary View.
San Diego artist May-ling Martinez will be in conversation with fellow artist Anna O’Cain to discuss May-ling’s current show at Ice Gallery, Auxiliery View. Topics will also include her philosophy, process, and approach to making art. The gallery will be open starting at noon and the conversation will begin at 1pm.
There are artist that I admire for how close I feel to their work in terms of how it aligns to my own process and aesthetic. Conversely there are artists I admire despite feeling completely distant from how they think and operate. Kyle Thompson falls into the latter category. Perhaps it’s because his work and his practice is so utterly foreign to me that I find myself fascinated by it. No matter the reason why, I think Kyle has a unique perspective and approach to making art and I’m excited to be working with him.
In his words:
I’m trying to decide whether this reaction is proceeding along an E2 or an SN2 pathway. There is plenty of “exchange”, and also plenty of “substitution” — there is a liferaft here because there is now a floating rock out there — but some of the things I really have to consider are: is there a strong nucleophile involved? Does the rock have a primary moiety? Does the liferaft have atertiary, allylic, or benzylic structure? Is either one sterically hindered? Are the transition states of these buoyant objects relatively stable? Is the solvent (seawater) or the inverse solvent (spacetime) highly protic?
Once I figure these things out, I can move on to stereochemistry, kinetics, and NIHIL.