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.
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’ve been an admirer of May-ling’s work since 2009 when I saw a show she did at Seminal Projects. However, we never met until last April when I visited her studio and asked her to do a show at Ice. In terms of process and aesthetic, we are seemingly at odds, but I feel that we share some core values when it comes to our view of art in general. May-ling has been using the gallery as a working studio in preparation for this show and everything is coming together nicely thus far. I’m still not quite sure what the outcome is going to be as she is working rather organically in response to the space but it’s shaping up to be pretty interesting. Please join us Saturday March 25th from 6-9 to see what she’s been up to.
Some words from May-ling about the show:
“Layers of information collide and overlap in the space in a stream of consciousness. The work is based in an innate need to understand and decipher the unknown. Using iconography found in “How to books” as well as diverse visual systems found in books meant as learning devises perceived with a logical approach. I’m interested to explore how this logical approach satisfies a need to feel in control of our surroundings.
I also collect images from science, medicine and engineering books designed to facilitate our understanding of our environment by explaining the numinous in a coherent way. The images are then reinterpreted and presented in a different context producing an expanded narrative of the original one. Exhorting subjective interpretation based on personal experience.
Stacks of carefully collected found objects are arranged and recombined in unexpected ways to expose the uniqueness of the implements. Raising questions of their function and the human need to control our surroundings through tools and devices. In the same line others raise as beacons, a sort of personal markings.”
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.
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.
“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