January Art Shows

1.2-3 5th Annual ArtAThon
Distinction Gallery
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
760.707.2770, distinctionart.com
Brew the coffee. It's going to be a long night for the 20-plus artists participating in this 24-hour art-making marathon, which will produce paintings, drawings and other works to be auctioned throughout January.

 

1.5-31 "4 UP"
The Studio Door
3750 30th St., North Park
619.255.4920, openstudiossandiego.com
This gallery in North Park will debut four local artists' works on Saturdays in January: Paul Ward (Jan. 5-10), Lynn Schuette (Jan. 12-17), Gloria Muriel (Jan. 19-24) and Jere Dean (Jan 26-31).

 

1.8 "Wandering in the Dream Field"
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave., Downtown
619.696.1416, sparksgallery.com
Sparks Gallery's current group show comes to a close with exhibiting artists putting on live demonstrations of the techniques and styles used in creating their dream-inspired works.

 

1.8-2.13 "Incorporeal Things to Control" by Margaret Noble
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
858.454.5872, ljathenaeum.org
Margaret Noble experiments with animating objects - such as music boxes, bells, bullets, ceramic animals, Victorian albums and more - in this solo, interactive show.

 

1.9 Philip Petrie
Low Gallery
1878 Main St., Barrio Logan
619.348.5517, lowgallerysd.com
Oil painter Philip Petrie marries surrealism and abstract expressionism in his latest installation that challenges viewers to tap into their spiritual and philosophical senses.

 

1.9-2.19 "Floral Studies" by Dain Tasker
Joseph Bellows Gallery
7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla
858.456.5620, josephbellows.com
A radiologist gone rogue, Dain Tasker bloomed into an artist in the 1930s when he photographed a range of flower species using X-ray processes.

 

1.13-2.8 "On the Radar"
Mike Hess Brewing
3812 Grim Ave., North Park
619.255.7136, artbykami.com
Mike Hess Brewery hosts more than 30 emerging local artists poised to make an impact on the San Diego art scene.

 

1.16-3.6 "The History and the Hair Story : 400 Years Without a Comb"
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
760.839.4138, artcenter.org
See how 400 years of black hairstyles and historical events - exhibited via artifacts, photography, propaganda and more - have shaped African-American identity and individuality.

 

1.16-3.12 Sophia Narrett
Lux Art Institute
1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas
760.436.6611, luxartinstitute.org
Focusing on her embroidered paintings, Sophia Narrett commits her residency at Lux to crafting works that depict how pop culture and personal experience affect societal fantasies related to gender, identity and desire.

 

1.16-4.3 "Modern Simplicity" by Kathleen Probst
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, Liberty Station
619.546.4872, visionsartmuseum.org
Textiles meet abstractionism in this solo exhibit of Kathleen Probst's latest hand-dyed works.

 

1.16-4.3 "Riot of Color: Divining Treasure" by Darcy Falk
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, Liberty Station
619.546.4872, visionsartmuseum.org
Artist Darcy Falk fuses color, stitching hand-dyed fabrics into adventurous, expressive art quilts.

 

1.30-4.24 "Marking the Present" by Álvaro Blancarte
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
858.454.3541, mcasd.org
Meshing sands and marble powder with acrylic and enamel paints, painter Álvaro Blancarte maps the deserts of Baja California, Mexico.

 

1.30-4.24 "Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s and 2000s" by Ed Ruscha
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
858.454.3541, mcasd.org
Photographer Edward Ruscha recreates images from his 1966 book, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, to reveal how his subjects change over time.

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