Art beat: March gallery and exhibit openings


Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of March include “Living in the City” at The Studio Door, “Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get” at the San Diego Museum of Art and “Landscape & Bloom” at Adelman Fine Art.

3.2 “eXit PARTy > Steinkamping”

Artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s video installation focuses on Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Jacobs Building 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown 858.454.3541,

3.3-26 “Living in the City”

Emerging street artists present their work as fine art in a gallery setting.

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

3.3-31 “ ‘Top 100’ Plus One-Foot Show and Sale”

See the paintings and drawings comprising Southwestern Artists Association’s 16th annual Juried Exhibition.

Gallery 23 at the Spanish Village Art Center 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park 619.233.9050,

3.5 “Artist Talk on ‘Southern CA Sculpture’ Exhibit”

Meet and interact with the artists participating in this group show.

Sparks Gallery 530 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp 619.696.1416,

3.16-4.13 “Shinpei Takeda”

This Japanese filmmaker and visual artist’s work typically incorporates themes surrounding history and memory.

Mesa College Art Gallery 7250 Mesa College Drive, Clairemont Mesa 619.388.2829,

3.25-6.18 “Creative Catalyst Project: Michelle Montjoy’s River”

Set aside traditional concepts of knitting to make way for a reimagining of the art form, one that involves the use of T-shirts.

Oceanside Museum of Art 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 760.435.3720,

3.25-7.25 “Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get”

Discover nearly 40 works - including freestanding sculptures, wall-hanging pieces and glazed ceramics - by visual artist Richard Deacon, winner of Britain’s coveted Turner Prize.

San Diego Museum of Art 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.232.7931,

Through 3.5 “Weathering the Storm: Trauma Beneath the Surface”

Enter a multisensory environment intended to produce the sort of emotions that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experience.

San Diego Art Institute Project Space at Horton Plaza 141 Horton Plaza, downtown 619.236.0011,

Through 3.17 “Pinar Yoldas: ‘An Ecosystem of Excess’ ”

Deriving inspiration from reports of the “Great Pacific garbage patch” - a collection of mostly plastic marine debris - the artist imagines life forms that can thrive in these man-made environments.

Atkinson Hall (first floor) at UCSD 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla 858.534.2860,

Through 3.26 “Landscape & Bloom”

Art springs forth in the form of florals and landscapes.

Adelman Fine Art 1980 Kettner Blvd., Suite 40, Little Italy 619.354.5969,

Through 4.2 “Lynda Koolish: Portraits of Activism”

This 45-year photographic retrospective celebrates female strength as seen through women hard at work in Northern California.

Women’s Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Liberty Station 619.233.7963,