Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California
Internationally known artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) created several larger than life works of art about the myths and legends of California. Through maquettes, models, sculptures, photographs, furniture, blueprints, and video we honor this vibrant 20th century artist.
Join in celebration of the fifteen-year anniversary of the construction of her sculptural garden Queen Califia’s Magical Circle and the series’ she developed while living in San Diego.
Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational
Mosaic work by local artists Wick Alexander, Christie Beniston, Doris Bittar, Robin Brailsford, Kim Emerson, Katherine England, Cherrie La Porte, Leslie Perlis, Renée Richetts, Cheryl Tall, and Jean Wells, who often look to Niki de Saint Phalle for inspiration, will reveal the complexity and beauty of this obsessive art form.
The LithoMosaic® installation, Star Streams, by artists Wick Alexander, Doris Bittar, and Robin Brailsford, and installed with a sponsorship by Shaw & Sons Concrete Contractors, will be officially unveiled in conjunction with this exhibition.
Eva Struble: Cover Crop
With a combination of materials, Struble’s artwork treats distressed urban and natural landscapes, whose seemingly serene atmosphere belies the socio-political and environmental issues at their heart. Created on top of unfinished canvases from various periods, she adds imagery referencing small farms in the San Diego area, blending in previous scenes of her everyday life, television stills, textile patterns, and landscapes.
Niki de Saint Phalle, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Escondido, California, 2003.
© Niki Charitable Art Foundation 2018. Photo Credit: © Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Niki de Saint Phalle at Beach in La Jolla, California, 1999. © Niki Charitable Art Foundation 2018. Photo Credit: © P. LeSegretain/Sygma