Road trip to San Diego this weekend!

Kelsey Brookes 'Horse Meat' - 36x36" - featured in 'Survey Select'

Whatever you do, plan on getting down to San Diego this weekend. Between ‘Survey Select’ and ‘Viva La Revolucion’, there’s something for every taste and both exhibits stand to be monumental shows in the further development and broader acceptance of the new contempoary art movement.

Mark Murphy of Murphy Design has been hard at work for the past year putting together this special survey of narrative artists from around the world. There are also several special events lined up throughout the life of the exhibition plus there will be a second public opening next week during ComiCon (more on that soon).

Fri, July 16th 6-11PM (21 and over / RSVP required)
Wonderbread Factory
171 14th Street (at Imperial) in San Diego, CA
‘Survey Select: A Narrative Art Exhibition’ group show featuring the work of 65 internationally renowned contemporary artists featuring the likes of Kelsey Brookes, Hugo Crosthwaite, Jeff Soto, the Clayton Brothers, Shawn Barber, James Jean, Mel Kadel, Erik Mark Sandberg, Brendan Monroe, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Souther Salazar, Kent Williams, Barbara Nessim, Marshall Arisman, Martin Wittfooth, Kevin Paulsen, Anthony Pontius, Blanquet, Titi Freak, Anthony Lister, Hiro Kurata, Dan Kennedy, Marco Wagner, Miss Van, Henry Gunderson, Bonnie M Smith, Sean McGaughey, Albert Reyes, Mars-1, James Marshall (aka Dalek), and many more plus live music and more – regular exhibition hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm with free admission – numerous special events throughout the run of the exhibit – check link below for full details
(On view through Sept. 5th)

Os Gemeos outdoor mural for 'Viva La Revolucion' located in the back of Horton Plaza (G Street between 2nd and 3rd)

Then on Saturday head over to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the first major US Museum exhibition celebrating the street art movement curated by Pedro Alonzo, the man responsible for putting together Shepard Fairey’s big show at the ICA in Boston earlier this year.

Check out some great coverage of this special exhibition and the surrounding public art installations coming together here via our friends at Arrested Motion.

Sat, July 17th 7-10PM ($20 admission / free to museum members)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
1100 Kettner Blvd – Downtown location in the Jacobs Building – San Diego, CA
‘Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape’ group show featuring the work of 20 artists from 8 countries curated by guest curator Pedro Alonzo and MCASD Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán featuring works from Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff [aka CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader (France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness (U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.), and Vhils (Portugal) + look for outdoor installations around downtown San Diego from the likes of Invader, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Os Gemeos, and others in the works
(On view through Jan. 2nd, 2011)

All this, and San Diego will be rockin’ the annual ComiCon next weekend too. SO many reasons to head on down to San Diego this month!

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