New contemporary art exhibition set to open in Escondido

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A new modern art exhibition is coming to Escondido! Mark Quint, owner of La Jolla’s Eponymous Gallery, will showcase 75 modern art pieces at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum. The exhibition will showcase regional, national, and international artists in “The Three Decades of Contemporary Art”, encompassing 30 years of art pieces that Quint has featured throughout his showcasing career.

When the California Center for Arts Museum approached Quint to build this exhibition, he had to look towards San Diego private collectors for the majority of his pieces to be shown. At least half of the works belong to La Jolla collectors, while another considerable amount of art works came from Southern California museums.

One artist whose works are to be featured is Ellen Salk, who also grew up in La Jolla. She is known for her oil paintings, which depict abstract symbols of such erotic cultures as India and Tibet. “Tantra 24”, one of Salk’s greatest achievements, was inspired by the intricate rice-patterned paintings that East India women create on the floor to welcome guests into their homes.

“I was trying to incorporate archetypal symbols that you see in Indian cultures into my abstract paintings; they are so ephemeral because people walk over them and they are gone,” Salk said to the La Jolla Light. “I use a Mandela orientation, so they start at the center and move from the center out.”

Another featured artist is former UCSD professor Kim McConnel, who will paint an acrylic, abstract outdoor mural at the August 15th opening. Other media McConnel is known for include plastic sculptures.

The Quint exhibit will also show Byron Kim’s series on skin tones. His oil painting consists of twenty-five 8-by-10 inch panels and depicts the varied skin tones of the museum’s board of trustees.

Come check out this amazing art show and support our local community artists at this great Contemporary art exhibition!

Quint Contemporary Art presents Three Decades of Contemporary Art
Aug. 15-Dec. 31
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum
340 N. Escondido Blvd.

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