By Patricia B. Dwyer
1/1-2/1: "Minimal" by Lori Cozen-Geller
1020 Prospect St. #130, La Jolla
Lori Cozen-Geller is a SoCal minimalist sculptor whose chic, modern works comprise simple forms. In her installation "Soft Chatter" (pictured), hard-edge cubes signify concrete ideas, while the meandering composition symbolizes thought progression.
1/4-25: "Repetition Rhythm & Pattern"
Space 4 Art
325 15th St., East Village
Local artists put a contemporary spin on the minimalist art movement through their use of rhythm, repetition and pattern in this mixed-media art show.
1/4-5, 9: Art-A-Thon
317 E Grand Ave., Escondido
More than 20 local artists will paint for 24 consecutive hours to raise money for Art Hatch's teen arts programs. The public is invited to watch the exhausted artists atwork during the marathon painting session and attend the January 9 reception.
1/9-3/8: Marcus Kenney
Lux Art Institute
1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas
Marcus Kenney juxtaposes childhood innocence with adult themes including consumerism and religion in his mixed-media paintings. Lux's in-residence artist for January, the Louisiana painter will host lectures and continue working on new pieces.
1/11-2/2: New Works by Romali Licudan, Edward Frausto and JC Carino
920 Kline St., La Jolla
This show features the latest creations by three San Diego graphic artists.
1/11-2/15: "Hither & Yon" by David Adey
Scott White Contemporary Art
7655 Girard Ave. #101, La Jolla
David Adey was every Point Loma Nazarene art student's favorite teacher until Scott White Contemporary Art snagged him to be its first-ever fulltime resident artist. Standouts from Adey's recent body of work include a collage of fragmented images of flesh gathered from Google-searched photos of models.
1/11-2/15: "Works on Paper 1968-1973" by Manny Farber
Quint Contemporary Art
7547 Girard Ave., La Jolla
Manny Farber is known for his drawings and fine art. "Works on Paper" reflects the artist's brute and calculating application of paint to paper by nearly every imaginable means.
1/11-2/23: "STATE- A Moment in Sculpture at SDSU"
Art Produce Gallery
3139 University Ave., North Park
See sculptures created by staff and students of San Diego State University.
1/17-2/15: Yeller Studio
2479 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy
To kickoff 2014 on a positive note, local artist collective Yeller Studio presents a body of work billed as having been "summoned from the darkest pits of primordial filth and despair." Happy New Year!
1/23-27: Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
Six films from five countries explore human rights around the world during this four-day festival. Themes include the LGBT community, arranged marriages and Mexican emigration.