5:00-8:30 p.m. Giuseppe's Bar Service
5:00-9:00 p.m. Autochrome Tapestry by Joshua Tonies
5:00-9:00 p.m. The Border Corps Presents, featuring Collective Magpie, Rudy Palos and Carlos Solorio
5:30-6:00 p.m. The Third Party featuring Jim Miller
5:00-9:00 p.m. Installation of The Quilt Conversation Quilts
6:00-7:00 p.m. Art-Making Activity: Flip-Flop Art
7:35-8:05 p.m. Performance of The Quilt Conversation
8:15-9:00 p.m. Mark Dzula: La Playa Sin Fronteras (the borderless beach)
Autochrome Tapestry is a moving painting, developed from an ongoing inquiry with Dr. Jim Grebl, Manager of Library and Archives. This work employs botanical imagery originating from the Museum's collection of autochromes by amateur photograper Dr. Roland E. Schneider.
The autochrome is an early color photographic process which uses dyed microscopic grains of potato starch and glass plates. It renders reality in a unique scattering of light, similar to the impressionists. The result, a vibrant optical blending of color, is one that is perceptual, in which our eyes literally mix the tiny bits of color.
Rather than working with biography, Tonies' gesture is towards the archive. The array of botanical autochromes, which document a moment of perennial splendor, are pregnant with a sense of recall and crystallization. The artist's task was to find a way of maneuvering with these affinities, and to imagine a context in which they resonate, across time and space.
The Third Party featuring Jim Miller
The Third Party consists of a mobile interview cart that can be relocated to any gallery in the Museum. White pre-selects individuals to join him on the cart for an interview, which always begins with a conversation on the work of art the cart is parked in front of at that time. The works and the guests are chosen in concert with one another, so that the work of art serves as an appropriate point of departure for the conversation with that particular guest. Each of these conversations will be recorded and posted online for future viewing.
This week David White interviews Jim Miller.
Jim Miller is a native San Diegan and a graduate of the MFA program at San Diego State University, He also has a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. He is a founding member of the San Diego Writers Collective and a co-founder of San Diego City Works Press. Miller teaches English and Labor Studies at San Diego City College where he was the founding director of the San Diego City College Literary Center and the San Diego City College International Book Fair
Miller is the author of Flash and Drift, both novels. He is also co-author of the radical history of San Diego Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (with Mike Davis and Kelly Mayhew).
The Border Corps Presents
At the July 6 Salon, the performance Border Corps Savings & Loan offered Museum visitors a chance to receive a loan to support their artistic activity. Four artists were specifically given loans as commissions to create new works, which will all be presented at this final evening of the Salon Series. The commissioned artists include the duo Collective Magpie, Carlos Solorio, and Rudy Palos.
Collective Magpie will present SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!, a holographic self-guided tour of all of the Museum's galleries. Come participate in this curious interactive artwork that provides an opportunity to reflect on the role of the dollar in the art experience. This piece will be ongoing throughout the evening. (After receiving a micro-loan from Border Corps, Collective Magpie had a small factory in China produce 200 limited edition holographic glasses).
Carlos Solorio will present "The Artist in Eye," a video capturing individual artists in their creative spaces. The film will loop throughout the evening.
Rudy Palos has created a soundtrack that also functions as an autonomous sound work, titled Here It Is. This dubplate recording uses archived audio from the original Border Corps performance earlier this summer as well as original music composed by Palos.
The Quilt Conversation
The Quilt Conversation concludes a summer-long quilting project focused on the 1980’s with a multi-layered finale. Reflecting the loose, messy nature of history-making this 30 minute wrap-up includes a conversation between the Alexander Jarman, Manager of Public Programs, and artist Andrew Printer about the project’s inspiration and process. At the same time, the decade of Ronald Reagan, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the emergence of AIDS will be historicized by a cast of contemporary dancers and improvisational actors as it was filtered through the summer’s quilt making participants.
Artist Andrew Printer, with Ann Olsen, has organized two groups of quilters who worked at the Museum to construct two quilts recalling the 1980’s. Inspired by major artworks that emerged during the AIDS crisis one group of quilters consisted of those who contributed to the original NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C. The second group historicized other themes of that decade, ranging from Paul Simon’sGraceland to the fall of the Berlin wall. Tonight, the completed quilts will be displayed in the rotunda and artist Andrew Printer will present a reading based on the recorded dialogue between the quilting groups.
Join Museum Educator Amy Briere for a workshop in which you create art made from actual flip-flops, inspired by the music of Mark Dzula. This activity is great for all ages and skill levels.
Musician Mark Dzula will present an eclectic mix of tunes that combine Southern California surf music with mariachi instrumentation and inspiration from such seemingly disparate sources as Albert Camus, Victor Jarra and Pete’s Dragon.
Support for Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, provided by Wells Fargo, Mr. Brent V. Woods and Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell, the Museum’s Contemporary Arts Committee, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Curated by The San Diego Museum of Art and agitprop.