Coming in June

We’re very excited about our upcoming show, Tangible Absurdities featuring Canada-based sculptor, Troy Coulterman. This will be a very different show for us, and we think that you’ll love his work. Be sure to mark your calendars for the opening on June 21st.

Charles Bergquist

Here’s some more incredible visuals from San Diego’s Charles Bergquist. Above are stills from Tycho’s Ascension video that he worked on. Stay tuned for more from Charles – we’re hosting a solo exhibition of his latest work this September!

February: PRISMA

The Animal in Me
PRISMA Collective Group Exhibition
February 15th – March 17th, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15th, 6-10pm

This February, we are excited (and honored) to host the inaugural group exhibition from PRISMA, an international artist collective founded by painter and curator Kaspian Shore. Founded in 2011, the group currently supports 30 talented creatives, working in the fields of traditional and digital painting, drawing, illustration, and sculpting. PRISMA stands for a high standard in professionalism and almost exclusively features internationally renowned artists. They have built a tightly woven network and established good friendships within their collective that serve to encourage and promote their artists, representing the core of what PRISMA is about: stepping out of the isolation in the vastness of the art market.

Featured Artists Include: Mary Jane Ansell, Ana Bagayan, Tom BagshawLindsey Carr, Julian Callos, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, JAW Cooper, Leontine Greenberg, Nicole Gustafsson, Caitlin Hackett, Daria Hlazatova, Ruben Ireland, Sarah Joncas, Nom Kinnear King, Kit Lane, Edith Lebeau, Alex Louisa, Rod Luff, Jen Mann, Kelly McKernan, Soey Milk, Lady Orlando, Lilly Piri, Audrey Pongracz, Michael Shapcott, Kaspian Shore, Allison Sommers, Kelly Vivanco, Casey Weldon & Bec Winnel.

January: Kristina Micotti

Sentimental Mood
New Works by Kristina Micotti
January 11th – February 3rd, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 6-10pm 

Subtext is kicking off our 2013 season with up and coming local talent, Kristina Micotti. As a recent graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, Kristina has already begun to make her mark on the San Diego art scene. Her beautifully narrative illustrations have a whimsical quality that reflects the artists’ warm personality and love for nostalgia. Sentimental Mood – her first solo exhibition –  is a portrait series of folk heroes that Kristina admires and adores. We hope you can join us for our first show of the year!

Simple Ways

Simple Ways
New Works by Joshua Krause
November 30th – December 28th, 2012
Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday, November 30th, 6-10pm 

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” - Charles Bukowski

In one way or another, we all strive to make things a little simpler. In Joshua Krause’s case, it started with diet and a martial arts training regimen, and ended in a shift in attitude that eventually spawned, Simple Ways. In his lastest body of work, Krause has been inspired by his new approach on life, and by “getting out of his own way,” he has achieved a purity that he hasn’t been able to capture in his previous exhibitions. Drawing inspiration from disparate places and non traditional materials, these primal influences have gotten him in better touch with himself, which ultimately allowed him to focus his thoughts and find some order in this wild, wild world.

NOIR Call for Entries

APA | San Diego Presents: NOIR: A Photography Exhibition
November 16th, 2012 at Subtext Gallery | 2479 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA

APA | San Diego is calling for photography that expresses your take on the film noir era, famous for its mysterious urban landscapes and sinister characters with questionable virtues. Roll out the crime tape and show us your best hauntingly beautiful imagery for NOIR!NOIR is a judged photography competition and group exhibition presented by APA | San Diego, featuring photographs with the theme noir in mind. All entries will be judged by Dean Brierly, photo editor of Black & White + Color Magazine.

Thirty images will be chosen for display at a one-night only benefit auction at Subtext Gallery on Friday, November 16th; proceeds from the auction will be donated to Outside the Lens, All entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded for the top images. The competition is limited to five entries per person.  Due to space limitations, series entries are not permitted. Hanging hardware will be provided by APA | San Diego. Print size requirements will be made after final selections for the show has been made.

All images submitted in jpeg format, no larger than 1,000 pixels for either dimension at 72 dpi.
All entries submitted by Monday, October 15th, 2012.
For entry submission and more information visit