For years we have recommended artists to apply to Photolucida's Critical Mass (online review), and this year marked the first time jdc Fine Art was invited to review at the bi-annual portfolio review in Portland. (We represented the programming choices of both Schneider Gallery and jdc Fine Art at the review.) The Photolucida initiative is an arts nonprofit whose mission is "to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate, & connect the regional, national & international photography community," and their aims were more than achieved.Read more
Dreams connect the space between real and surreal. They derive from fragments of our stream of consciousness. Our life’s memories, our desires, and our fears reshuffle and play-back in visions that may appear obscured by double-vision, or be crystalized by a hyper-real clarity. Often, they exist with the support of an uncanny logic or disjointed symbolism. Whether hopeful or menacing, dreams pull on the strings of our most raw and primal emotions.Read more
Online Exhibition Curated for the Griffin Museum: Tierra Brava by Paul Turounet
This November (2015) jdc Fine Art was invited to curate an online exhibition for the Griffin Museum's Instagram account. We will be presenting Tierra Brava, an artists' book by San Diego-based artist, Paul Turounet. Turounet’s work along the US/Mexico border has inspired several bodies of work and artist’s books. This online exhibition will explore the pages of one, Tierra Brava.
Tierra Brava is formatted after a passport and draws inspiration from the pulp comic of the same name. The Tierra Brava book is contained in a brown-paper box with a “United States of Mexico” seal and is accompanied by ephemeral items, including a missing-person’s flier, half-completed marriage license, advertisement for wrestling match, 3-page hand-written note, and a folded map of Northern Mexico numbered to correspond to the book’s imagery.Read more
Funding for the Arts Month: Looking at & Talking About Art
This event is being hosted at the San Diego Institute of Art (SDAI) as part of Funding for the Arts Month. The workshop and panel discussion will address the anxieties engendered by the relative exclusivity of the art world. Presenters include: Jennifer DeCarlo of jdc Fine Art; Larry Baza, chair of the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; Patricia Frischer, Founder of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, and Alessandra Montezuma, Professor of Fine Art and Director of Mesa College Art Gallery.
Learn more about this and related programming here.