ART SAN DIEGO 2012 Spotlight Artists Announced – All Represented By LA
ART SAN DIEGO announces the 2012 Spotlight Artists, one of the most
interesting programs of the contemporary art fair that gives collectors a
focused look at several cutting-edge emerging artists who will each be
creating a site-specific solo exhibition at the Fair in September.
San Diego, CA, May 07, 2012 -- ART SAN DIEGO announces the 2012 Spotlight
Artists, one of the most interesting programs of the contemporary art
fair that gives collectors a focused look at several cutting-edge
emerging artists who will each be creating a site-specific solo
exhibition at the Fair in September. This year all the Spotlight Artists
are represented by Los Angeles galleries.
Spotlight Artists are selected by Curatorial Director Marcela Quiroz
Luna. She states, “This year our selected array of Spotlights–all
represented by LA galleries–converge in various aesthetic interests that
are crucial to understand the urban approach our 2012 edition sustains.
Essentialist depictions, raw materiality’s, intimate forms of
representation and a pensive manner of conveying the narrative qualities
of their subjects are some of the nerves that connect our featuring
artists in a rather silent an unpretentious way.”
ART SAN DIEGO 2012 Spotlight Artists Include: Jennifer Celio represented
by Katherine Cone Gallery; David McDonald represented by Carter &
Citizen; Charles LaBelle represented by Walter Maciel Gallery; David
Lamelas represented by Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art; Christopher
Russell represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
About ART SAN DIEGO: The 4th annual ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair,
presented by UBS Financial Services, will return September 6 through 9,
2012 at Balboa Park – the cultural center of San Diego. The Fair launches
on September 6th, with a preview party that provides patrons and
collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited artworks
prior to the Fair's public opening. The Opening Night VIP will benefit
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the region’s premiere contemporary
art venue, and will feature hors d'ouevres catered by Giuseppe's Fine
Catering and beverages hosted by St. Petersburg Vodka.
The stage for ASD is Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural and recreational
oasis in the heart of San Diego — the largest such urban park in America.
Balboa Park features a wide variety of museums, exhibitions, performing
arts, world-famous gardens, recreational facilities, restaurants, and
other attractions that serve over 12 million visitors annually. With New
Art City, ASD aims to insert itself as a key actor in this production,
nurturing and strengthening San Diego’s art scene with a dynamic agenda.
In 2012 we anticipate that more than 60 leading galleries from the USA,
Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be taking part. In addition
to the gallery booths, special features include gallery-curated
exhibitions, “Spotlight Artists” featured in solo-artist exhibitions,
video-based works featured in “URBAN(E)SCAPES Short Film Program”, “Art
Labs” feature special curated projects by 9 leading San Diego-based art
institutions, alternative spaces, and universities within the fair, and
the introduction of emerging artists and curators with the LaunchPad
SPONSORS: The Presenting Sponsor is UBS Financial Services. Exclusive
Sponsors include Hub International Insurance Services – Insurance
Advisor; Chubb Personal Insurance – Insurance Sponsor; San Diego Magazine
– Media Sponsor; Craters & Freighters – Art Shipping, ArtWorks San Diego
– Art Handling; St. Petersburg Vodka – Beverage Sponsor; W San Diego –
Hotel Sponsor, Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club – Hotel Sponsor; Green Planet
Water – Beverage Sponsor; Charles Koll Jewellers – Luxury Goods Sponsor.
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Dates and opening hours:
Gallery Load-In: Wednesday, Sept. 5th
Opening Night VIP Event: Thursday, September 6th
Open Fair Days: Friday, Sept. 7th – Sunday, Sept. 9th
Daily from noon to 7 p.m.
Closing day from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information about ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair
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San Diego, CA 92101