On Saturday, November 17th, Sparks Gallery will open a show within a show – a selection of featured works by artists Scott Polach and Eva Struble, former Space 4 Art residents – as part of the ongoing “Convergence” exhibition. Each artist’s practice has continued to flourish in their post-Space 4 Art tenure and includes exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Photographic Arts, Oceanside Museum, San Diego Art Institute, and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Through lens-based media, sculpture and events, Scott Polach’s work investigates how perceptions of landscapes relate to public policies and personal viewpoints. His professional practice is rooted in site-specific work that reflects extensive topical and historical research to create works which exploit the unique character of their setting. The works selected for exhibition at Sparks Gallery represent a cross-section of Polach’s key areas of inquiry over the past ten years.
The cultural, political and physical landscapes where Eva Struble has lived shape her work in painting, textiles and installation. Having explored the edges and corners of many cities, her work is fueled by physical experience of place, archival research and social interaction. Since moving to California in 2011 her work has been informed by farm visits and interviews with farmers, farm owners and workers in disparate parts of San Diego County and this textile work is inspired by small community based farms in the area.
Proceeds from wine sales will directly benefit the Space 4 Art fundraising campaign for the new Permanent Home on opening night. To learn more or support Space 4 Art, please visit: http://www.sdspace4art.org/support/
// Exhibition on view NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – FEBRUARY 17, 2019
// OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – SIX TO NINE PM