Art beat: February gallery and exhibit openings

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of February include Hearts on Fire, Doodles and Abstractions and Everything New. 

2.1-24: Hearts on Fire 2018

Love is in the air and in the works on display by local artists exploring the symbols and stories of love through their art.

Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, 760.723.1330, fallbrookbrandongallery.org 

2.2-25: The Crow Show 2018

The smart and social crow, which has been seen as both a sign of tragedy or bearer of good news, serves as the inspiration for this annual exhibition with artists offering their creative interpretations of the bird.

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., North Park, 619.255.4920, thestudiodoor.com 

2.2: Doodles and Abstractions

Meet artist June Rubin during this opening reception and take a look at her mixed media art, from a watercolor and pen doodle to abstract watercolor on a paper towel.

June Rubin Studio, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., No. 214, Liberty Station
858.229.4571, junerubin.com

2.2-4.1: California Women’s Clubs

From social gatherings and book clubs to political power and public policy, women’s clubs began during a time when women’s roles and opportunities were being restricted.

Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station, 619.233.7963, womensmuseumca.org

2.10-3.3: 8 x 8 Squared: A Group Show Curated by Kelly Vivanco

More than a dozen artists create new, 8-by-8-inch paintings, curated by Escondido artist Kelly Vivanco.

Distinction Gallery, 317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, 760.707.2770, distinctionart.com

2.10: Liudmila Kondakova: The Art of Romance

This special exhibition showcases original paintings and limited edition prints — focused on old cobblestone buildings to bring out a sense of nostalgia and romance — along with an opportunity to meet the artist, Liudmila Kondakova.

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 1111 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.1122, martinlawrence.com 

2.16-4.15: Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds

This video installation of the documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain is complemented by the works of Japanese-American artists and focuses on the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 102, Liberty Station
619.756.7707, newamericansmuseum.org 

2.17-3.17: Everything New

Get a look at new artwork by local artists, plus work that celebrates the Chinese New Year (the year of the dog).

Ashton Gallery, 4434 30th St., North Park, 619.894.9009, ashtonartgallery.com 

2.17-3.30: Lori Cozen-Geller: Origins

The work of sculptor Lori Cozen-Geller is presented in this retrospective exhibition that looks at her career and minimalist approach.

Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St., La Jolla, 858.459.0836, madisongalleries.com

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