Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition: Material Obsessions / A Group Show

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM

// Exhibition on view MAY 27 – JULY 9, 2017

The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego celebrates its 70th year with a juried exhibition of members’ work at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego. The exhibition, Allied Craftsmen: Material Obsessions, will showcase innovative processes and high standards of workmanship in ceramics, enamel, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metals, mixed media, and wood. Continue reading

Past Exhibitions

Exhibition: Southern CA Sculpture / A Group Show

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM

// Exhibition on view JAN 7 – MAR 5, 2017

Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition at the gallery in 2017 that features a talented and diverse selection of sculpture chosen by The National Sculpture Society. The society was established in 1893 by the sculptors Daniel Chester French, Augustus St. Gaudens, Stanford White and J.Q.A. Ward. For more than 120 years, members have created, exhibited, collected and supported the evolving tradition in American sculpture. This juried exhibition will feature 23 top sculptors in the thriving artistic community of Southern California.

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Exhibition: Animalia / A Group Show

Animalia / A Group Show of San Diego Artists

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM

// Exhibition on view NOV 12, 2016 – FEB 12, 2017

31 Southern California artists each feature a work of art depicting animals, both real and imaginary. Continue reading

Exhibition: Alexander Arshansky Solo Show – “Stories Within”

Alexander Arshansky Solo Show: Stories Within

OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM

// Exhibition on view OCT 30 – DEC 30, 2016

Alexander Arshansky presents a varied array of work in his solo show “Stories Within”. Alexander Arshansky is a Russian-born artist and a recent transplant to the West Coast who works in a style he has deemed “Biomorphic Cubism”. This style could be best described as a combination of Biomorphic Abstraction, with Cubist style compositions, along with two-dimensional inner details.

Art critic Charles Pilar declares, “I have found myself viewing his work and spending a long period of time at each piece intrigued by the story within. I have also found when I view that same piece again later, I see something I had missed the first time. This is a very unique talent. I highly recommend seeing his art as it is very powerful and you will find your mind opened with the messages within his work.”

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Exhibition: Physique / A Group Show

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE PGK DANCE PROJECT featuring dancers Martin Anthony Dorado, Caitlyn Silva, & Caroline Courtney

// Exhibition on view August 4 – November 6, 2016

Sparks Gallery explores the elegance of the human form and the body as a landscape with paintings, photography, and sculpture by San Diego artists.

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Exhibition: Larry Caveney Solo Show – “Super Freaks”

Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce local artist Larry Caveney’s solo show, “Super Freaks”, opening June 11, 2016.

Caveney will be exhibiting an array of abstracted superheroes and villains in his solo show at Sparks Gallery. Beer and wine sales on opening night will benefit the California Veterans Legal Task Force (http://www.cvltf.org/).

Exhibition Dates: June 11 – August 21, 2016 (please note: show will be removed from July 18 through August 3 for Comic Con rental & rehang)

Opening Public Reception: June 11, 2016: 6 – 9 pm Continue reading

Exhibition: Allied Craftsmen 2016 / A Group Show

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM

// Exhibition on view May 13 – July 14, 2016

The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego is having their Annual Juried Exhibition May 13 –July 14, 2016 at Sparks Gallery. This annual exhibition has come to define the current contemporary practices of the group and exemplifies the group’s mission of producing work that pushes the limits of their chosen medium.

The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, now in its 68th year, continues to be a major influence of contemporary craft and art in San Diego. “We are one of the oldest and longest lasting groups that continue to operate in the country, our mission and intentions have not changed over the years, but have continued to adapt to the art world as it evolves.” -Levi J Casias
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Exhibition: Gloria Muriel Solo Show: “Xanadu”

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM

HANDCRAFTED LOCAL BEER & WINE SALES BENEFIT AUTISM TREE FOUNDATION

Guests who RSVP receive one free drink ticket
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Themed musical and dance performances will accompany Muriel’s solo show opening, where the artist will be presenting new drawings and paintings inspired by goddesses and deities. RSVP required for opening night. Continue reading

Exhibition: “Resonance” / A Group Show

Exhibition: Resonance

“RESONANCE” / A GROUP SHOW

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
SPARKS GALLERY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Live guitar performance by Alex Guillen

29 San Diego artists present their non-figurative work in an all-abstracts show. Without figurative grounding, vibrations, rhythms and energies in each work emerge. The movement of the painter’s brush stroke comes into focus… paint is pushed or pulled across each canvas differently in every piece. Light through a lens is captured without knowing subject or place. Colors stand boldly; lines are drawn; patterns repeat.

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Exhibition: David Fokos Solo Show: “The Book Pages Project”

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The first decade of the 21st Century will be remembered for the radical paradigm shift brought about by the introduction of a vast array of portable, personal, information technology.

On Monday, July 19, 2010, Amazon announced that for the first time, it had sold more e-books the previous quarter than hardcover books.

This project is an homage to books. “Real” books. Books with covers and dog-eared corners; books with pulpy paper and yellowing pages. Musty smelling books fading into history. Continue reading

Exhibition: “Verdant” / A Group Show

“VERDANT” / A GROUP SHOW

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016 – EIGHT TO TEN PM

In San Diego, we are lucky to have a diverse set of habitats: Beach, Chaparral, Mountains, Desert, and more. This selection of artwork by San Diego artists is a celebration of the diversity not only of San Diego flora, but also of vegetation outside of our local environment. With this selection of contemporary scenes of plant life, we observe and capture visions of bountiful greenery. Continue reading

Exhibition: 10×10 – Small Works / Sparks Gallery Holiday Party

A NEW EXHIBITION AT SPARKS GALLERY

“10×10 – SMALL WORKS” / A GROUP SHOW

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, SIX TO NINE PM

This December, please join us at Sparks Gallery in your finest holiday attire for the Opening of “10×10” – Small Works. Complimentary beverages sponsored and supplied by California Fruit Wine, and as always, floral arrangements presented by Adorations Botanical Artistry. Continue reading