A Great Visual Arts Weekend in San Diego


This Weekend in the Arts: New exhibitions at Bread and Salt, Best Practice, Athenaeum Art Center, ICA San Diego North, Cannon Art Gallery and Athenaeum Music & Arts Library; three music stages at the San Diego Festival of Arts; and “Come Fall in Love” at the Old Globe.

Yasmine Kasem, Keaton Macon and stationery at Bread and Salt

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If you’re heading to the Barrio Art Crawl this weekend, be sure to head a few blocks to the Bread and Salt complex in Logan Heights for several exhibit openings on Saturday night. Additionally, Quint ONE will host a closing reception for May-ling Martinez’s installation, “Luminous Emergence.”

Yasmine Kasem, ‘Middle’, at Bread and Salt’s Main Gallery
San Diego-based interdisciplinary artist Yasmine Kasem opens a solo exhibition in the main gallery at Bread and Salt, Saturday through October 23, 2022. Kasem identifies as a queer, Muslim, and Egyptian-American woman, and her art is closely related to it. lived experience – using abstraction as well as traditional Arabic and Islamic stories and images. This exhibition features all new works, including textiles and sculptures.

Bonus: I learned from the recent episode of the Bread and Salt podcast featuring Kasem that she was well on her way to becoming a jazz drummer before being distracted by a ceramics class in college. Listen to his conversation with Bread and Salt’s Thomas DeMello here.

The main gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Keaton Macon, “Everything Must Go”, at Best Practice
Los Angeles artist Keaton Macon has a solo exhibition opening Saturday at Best Practice, through October 15. “Everything Must Go” is a collection of painted, scale renderings of Macon’s record collection. Record covers represent a visceral nostalgia but also a metaphor: the record is a derivative of the original copy, fragile and durable at the same time. Best Practice Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Courtesy of Best Practices

Artist Keaton Macon’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at Best Practice Gallery from September 10, 2022.

“Paper, Printing and Binding: A Celebration of Paper” at the Athenaeum Art Center
At the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights is a collection of works on paper alongside artists’ books – all by artists who have collaborated with or taught at the Athenaeum in the past. Jean Lowe, May-ling Martinez and Bhavna Mehta are among the seven artists whose works are on display. Seventeen artists have contributed to books, including Xpetra Ernándes, Michael Kuch, Mary Ellen Long, Bhavna Mehta and others – as well as the typography and book art class at Scripps College. On view until October 22, 2022. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Details: The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Gallery hours and closing dates vary (see above). 1955 Julian Ave, Logan Heights. Free.

“Unlimited Growth, Limited World”

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San Diego Institute of Contemporary Art North Campus will host a reception to kick off its new season and celebrate the two new artists currently on view: Yaw Owusuwho will work in residence next month with an exhibition to see until November 20, and regional artist Caroline Caycedo. Caycedo’s exhibition of digital collages using Puerto Rico paper bonds has been on view for a few weeks and will run until October 30.


Artist Yaw Owusu is shown in an undated photo.

Owusu’s work is also rooted in money, the literal metals of pennies. Throughout his residency, he will transform pennies into new objects, drawing attention to the meaning of value and wealth. Owusu will be “in residence” and will work on site from 3-5pm on Sunday, as well as every Saturday and Sunday the rest of the month.

Details: The opening reception is at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022. Additional gallery hours this weekend are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ICA San Diego North, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Free.

Cannon Art Gallery Opening Exhibition

Courtesy of Lois Lambert Gallery, Functional Art Gallery

“Cork Arm Chair” by artist Gabriel Weise will be on view at the Cannon Art Gallery from September 10, 2022.

‘The chair’

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The City of Carlsbad Public Gallery is opening a new group show this weekend.

The exhibit is called “The Chair,” and it features, well, chairs. Some are utilitarian, fully functional as chairs, while others are more delicate and decorative sculptures. It’s all a tribute to a very human design used as much for rest as for work.

Eighteen artists provided chairs, including Wendy Maruyama, Matthew Hebert, James Watts, Adam John Manley, Nina Karavasiles, Gabriel Weise and many more.

Details: Opens Saturday, September 10, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On view through December 3, 2022. Gallery hours are noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cannon Art Gallery, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Free.

Faiya Fredman and Derek Boshier at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library


Derek Boshier / Athenaeum Music and Art Library

“Cubist Historian” by artist Derek Boshier is part of his “Occupations” exhibition, on view at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from September 9, 2022.

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“Continuum: The Art of Faiya Fredman” is a retrospective of the work of Fredman, who passed away in 2020. His long career has resulted in a wide range of works that push the boundaries of form, material and design. style – with painting, sculpture, puppets and more.

“Occupations” is a solo exhibition by British artist Derek Boshier, who studied in London in the 1960s alongside prominent artists of the British Pop Art movement. For this exhibition, Boshier drew a panoply of actions and roles (“occupations”) emerging absurdly from human heads.

Details: Both exhibitions open with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022. On view until November 10, 2022. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday . The Athenaeum Music and Art Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. Free.

“Come and fall in love: the musical DDLJ”

Another Broadway-bound musical debuts in San Diego. The 1995 hit Hindi musical “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” is affectionately referred to by its initials “DDLJ”. The story follows two young people living abroad who fall in love, but one of them faces an arranged marriage in India. The script was eventually adapted for the stage by Nell Benjamin (who also adapted “Mean Girls” and “Legally Blonde” for Broadway, as well as a number of off-Broadway credits), with new music by Vishal Dadlani and Sheykhar Ravjiani, and choreography by Rob Ashford and associate choreographer Shruti Merchant. For the world premiere production at The Old Globe, Aditya Chopra, writer and director of the original film, is also leading this team as director.

Details: Through October 16, 2022. Shows this weekend are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. $52+.

San Diego Arts Festival

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Art, artisans, vendors, music, food and drink converge this weekend at Surf Cup Sports Park for this two-day festival. But let’s focus on the music. There are three stages, with around two dozen performances from mid-morning until late afternoon each day.

Some highlights: author-composer-performer duo Hush will perform their indie tunes at 12:40 p.m. Sunday on the Main Stage. Classical guitarist Fred Benedetti performs two sets, at 3:10 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday. Westwind Brass will play Saturday at 11:10 a.m., followed by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague. Find the complete musical program here.

Details: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022. San Diego Surf Cup Sports Park, 14989 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. $13. Note: This event is 21+.

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