Wendell Kling, Happy Apple Color Organ: A Sound and Light Instrument, 2010, vintage Fisher Price Happy Apples, thrift store lamps, music box movements, wood, electronics
Heather Gwen Martin, Recreational, 2009, oil on linen
I really enjoy visiting museums, especially art museums. What I enjoy most about visiting is having the opportunity to view the world through perspectives that are beyond the normalized and contextualized mind. Contemporary art, to me, is difficult to describe in words but I believe is a reflection of the discourses around our 21st century and even beyond. By collaborating mixes of media, nature, and technology just to name a few; contemporary art creates a category for artists to play with the realities of everyday life through imagination.
On Sunday, I took a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. The current art exhibit, I would argue, was one of the best I've seen. Titled "Here Not There", local contemporary artist either born or living in San Diego take a part the notion of "here" in correlation with the geographic, socioeconomic and cultural aspects of the City of San Diego. It was truly amazing to see each of the artists interpretations of "here" and how each are altered representations of the city of San Diego decontextualized.