Art Beat


By Michael Benninger

1/3-2/21: Modern & Contemporary Master Prints
Meyer Fine Art
2400 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 104, Little Italy
This exhibition represents Warhol, Picasso and other enormous names in art, offering glimpses of rare lithographs, etchings and paper-based works from revered and revolutionary forces.

1/5-1/24: Dancing Into the New Year: Tango Painting Series by Minnie Valero
The Glashaus
1815 Main St., Barrio Logan
After losing four family members in a single week, artist Minnie Valero elected to express her emotions via this set of canvases, which originally debuted in France.

1/10: I Eat People: Children’s Monster Art 2015
Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Pkwy., Mission Valley
This second annual multimedia presentation by Stay Strange showcases monstrous works by San Diego artists aged 3 to 14.

1/10-2/7: 4th Annual Art -A-Thon
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
Two dozen artists will paint, sculpt and shoot for 24 straight hours starting January 3 at noon, testing their creative stamina as they raise funds for ArtHatch’s free education program for at-risk youth. The created artwork will be on display beginning January 10.

1/10-2/8: Jonny Alexander: What We Choose To Believe
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St., La Jolla
Jonny Alexander’s experience as a printmaker fueled his latest effort, which features multiple versions of nature-themed pieces that appear nearly indistinguishable, forcing viewers to question their own perception.

1/10-2/14: Amanda Farber: Here
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
Various real and imagined elements of Amanda Farber’s life serve as subjects in this collection, which diffuses the distinction between the second and third dimensions, elevating everyday items to objects of intrigue.

1/23-4/19: Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
Composed of 50 pieces from 20 artists, this multimedia collection evaluates the role of comedic performances in the realm of contemporary art, embracing elements from stand-up to analyze the contributions of comedians, audiences and freedom of speech.

1/24-2/7: Brianna Rigg: After the Victory Dance
Helmuth Gallery
1827 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill
Recycled reminiscences and second-hand emotions are the focus of artist Brianna Rigg’s new show, which integrates items sourced from thrift shops and home improvement stores to form fragile fascinating figures.

1/25-3/21: Julian Kreimer
Lux Art Institute
1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas
Artist Julian Kreimer applied layers of blended oil paint to create these enthralling landscapes that exist somewhere between reality and imagination.

1/29-2/20: Kelly Schnorr
Lux Art Institute
1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas
Kelly Schnorr’s captivation with suburban America resulted in this set of salvaged ceramics and nostalgia-inducing objects, carefully arranged to evoke images of an expendable existence.