There are many agencies and churches that continue to reach out to our homeless population, providing basic essentials like food, clothing, shelter and compassion. Yet one particular individual, friend and colleague – artist, printmaker, painter and educator – Neil Shigley, has an ongoing relationship with our homeless population, speaking to and through his art, capturing their personalities and “spirit” as individuals of our ever-changing culture. Neil looks deep. He humanizes the condition, amplifying it, even forcing us to feel their struggles and the implications homelessness has on our streets and neighborhoods, where they reside. Currently Neil’s work, Invisible People, Invisible Structures, is on view at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. We encourage you to see the exhibit.
Blik’s Picks, a list of art, culture, and things to do in and around San Diego during the months of February and March.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Jan 30 – Apr 04)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Nov 20, 2015 – Feb 21)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Tijuana (Feb 19)
Take a class at the new at the Athenaeum Art Center at Bread & Salt in Logan Heights
The Blik team recently took a trip to the Downtown Museum of Contemporary Art. Ernesto Netos’ exhibition entitled, “Mother body emotional densities, for alive” is a walk through installment that utilizes all the human senses. The above Image is an instillation by Robert Irwin entitled “Light and Space”, both are open through February 21st, 2016. A must see!
Visit The Museum of Contemporary Art
Our creative relationship with the San Diego Museum of Art began more than 20 years ago. At Blik, we are honored to once again provide marketing and brand communication services to one of San Diego’s most significant cultural institutions, through their upcoming permanent exhibition titled, Art of the Open Air. Beginning in January of 2016, SDMA will bring 8 significant sculptures out into the Plaza de Panama, offering free public access to sculpture by highly influential artists, such as Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, and Francisco Zúñiga. Blik’s partnership with SDMA involved creating an exhibition identity, brochures, posters, and materials to support fundraising efforts that will provide conservation and installation of these sculptures, as well as educational programs and docent tours. Yes, the parking lot and cars are long gone, so we hope you attend the opening reception, we encourage you to contribute to this cause, or just come to visit the Plaza when they’ve been installed.
To contribute click here.