San Diego Surreal at Oceanside Museum of Art from Feb. 23-June 16.
In the decades since the founding of the movement in 1924, the Surrealist spirit has revolutionized the arts and pervaded social theory. Its legacy is found in the work of the Beat poets, the Marxist-inspired Situationist International, the countercultural movement of the 1960s, and punk. Today Surrealism inspires a plethora of avant-garde ideas and techniques among contemporary artists. The movement is enjoying a resurgence due to the political and social conditions of the times, with its accompanying climate of disillusionment and rebellion. Guest curator Susan M. Anderson has selected three large paintings by Lynn Schuette for the show which opens February 23 and runs through June 16. Anderson is an independent curator and art historian with a focus on California art. She is the former chief curator of Laguna Art Museum.
The exhibition focuses on the work of both contemporary artists and earlier 20th-century modernists who drew upon Surrealism, including Dorr Bothwell, Althea Brimm, Hugo Crosthwaite, Marianela de la Hoz, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Charles Glaubitz, Ethel Greene, Jeff Irwin, Cliff McReynolds, Lynn Schuette, Allison Schulnik, Harry Sternberg, Walter Sutin, Jean Swiggett, Jen Trute, and Perry Vasquez.
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