July Art Shows

7.22-11.27: Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper From the Collection of Cheech Marin
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
858.454.3541, mcasd.org

See Cheech Marin's personal collection of art by Chicano artists, including works in watercolor, pastel and mixed media.

 

7.1-9.4: "Collections in Context: American Art From A Pacific Northwest Collection, 1860-1950"
Timken Museum Of Art
1500 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.239.5548, timkenmuseum.org

Showcasing artistry from the Civil War through the turn of the last century, the Timken unveils paintings, sculptures and prints that have never been shown in San Diego.

 

7.6-7.29: Patrick McMahon
San Diego Pride Offices
3620 30th St., North Park
619.297.7683, sdpride.org

Presented by The Studio Door, Patrick McMahon's solo show features extreme-close-up photography, the shooting technique for which he's most renowned.

 

7.9-19: "The Frida Kahlo Art Show"
La Bodega Gallery & Studios
2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan
619.255.7036, instagram.com/labodegagallery

Frida Kahlo-inspired portraits jump off the canvas in this exhibit, which includes a Kahlo look-alike costume contest in celebration of Mexico's artistic heroine.

7.9-8.6: "ArtHatch Studio Artists"
Distinction Gallery
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
760.707.2770, distinctionart.com

This 12th-annual event spotlights the works of more than 30 of ArtHatch's local painters, photographers and sculptors.

 

7.9-8.7: "Creative Blocks"
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St., La Jolla
858.354.6294, thumbprintgallerysd.com

No canvases allowed in this group exhibit, which challenges approximately 30 artists to confine their creativity to a 12-inch-by-12-inch slab of wood.

 

7.9-8.26: "The Teen Years"
Joseph Bellows Gallery
7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla
858.456.5620, josephbellows.com

Reminisce about the awkward, emotional facets of adolescence in this exhibit of vintage and contemporary photographs portraying the transition from childhood to maturity.

 

7.16-10.2: "To Dye For"
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, Liberty Station
619.546.4872, visionsartmuseum.org

Five artists display contemporary quilts crafted from hand-dyed fabric.

7.22-11.27: "Delimitations"
Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
858.454.3541, mcasd.org

Where was the U.S.-Mexico border in 1821? Artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor retraced the boundary with 47 metal markers, an undertaking this exhibit chronicles in photos.

 

7.22-11.27: "Moris: Beautiful Landscape 7"
Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
858.454.3541, mcasd.org

Using found materials including garbage, tarps and cardboard, Mexican artist Moris creates a "beautiful landscape" with makeshift shelters and furniture.

 

7.30-9.3: "25th Annual Juried Exhibition"
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
858.454.5872, ljathenaeum.org

Athenaeum's annual show hits a quarter-century, exposing some of San Diego's top artists and their work from the past five years.

 

7.22-11.27: "Watching, Waiting, Commiserating" By Ruben Ochoa
Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
858.454.3541, mcasd.org

Having used rebar and wooden pallets to complete this project, Mexican-American artist Ruben Ochoa is known for his conceptual and minimalist large-scale works.

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