Porto Vista Hotel | Vending Machine Exhibition Reception

Correspondence : A Vending Machine Group Exhibition

June 20, 2019 - November 2, 2019

In collaboration with 1805 Gallery, the Porto Vista Hotel presents Correspondence, a group art exhibition of small works showcased in the lobby vending machine. Original poems, postcards, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and limited edition sound works will be available for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The exhibition aims to democratize art distribution and reinvigorate encounters with contemporary art.

Images by Holly Jane Sutor

Opening Reception: June 20, 2019, 6-9PM

Porto Vista Hotel 1835 Columbia Street San Diego

Contact 1805 Gallery Director Lauren Siry for all inquiries.

Exhibiting Artists: Aaron Glasson, Alan Luna, Alessandra Moctezuma, Amanda Kachadoorian, Anna Stump, Becky Guttin, Catalina Bellizzi, Christian Michaels, Brian & Ryan: Brian Black & Ryan Bulis, Remi Dalton, Brian Baxter, Cheryl Sorg, Chitra Gopalakrishnan, Claudia Cano, Deborah Ramos, Don Porcella, Greg Schaefer, Hillery Kemp, Igor Goldkind, Ivy Guild , Jennifer Chamberlain, Jennifer de Poyen, Jenny Armer, Jessica Findley, Joe Cantrell, Justin A. McHugh, Katie Ruiz, Kevin Devaney, Kurosh Yahyai, Lee Puffer, Lissa Corona, Melissa Walter, Michelle Montjoy, Ry Beloin, Sien Collective: Siobhán Arnold & Meagan Shein, Trevor Amery, Trinh Mai, Yasmine Kasem, Zoya Sardashti

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Brunno Silva | Art Guide San Diego Interview

We are thrilled to announce an interview by Art Guide San Diego featuring  Brunno Silva , Artist in Residence at the Porto Vista Hotel San Diego, California. The interview was recorded at 1805 Gallery.

Brunno talks about his background, his residency, and what he has in store for his event on July 3rd, 2019 at the Porto Vista Hotel.

Parallel Screens
Curated by Brunno Silva 
Opening Event: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Porto Vista Hotel
1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 
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Exhibition on view July 4th through August 11th, 2019
1805 Gallery
1805 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA

Xicana: Katie Ruiz Interview

“The blanket pattern was important because I made a choice to use blankets that I owned or that were specifically Mexican textiles. Then I started to learn about the textiles and did a residency in Oaxaca to learn traditional back-strap weaving. There I learned about the symbols woven into the tejido (weaving) to create stories of the town or personal life experience. After that I paid much more attention to what the textile narrative means and how it affects the narrative of my work.  Now, several years later I have been on a journey of self-discovery and identity. These new paintings are about my ethnicity as a Mexican-American Woman. They are about how I tried to cover up when I was young. I wanted to have lighter skin and be red haired with freckles. There was a girl on the Disney channel who I wanted to be like. So these new paintings I am covered by the Mickey blanket which is a very "American" symbol but my Mexican-ness is still showing in the form of Otomi Pattern "thoughts" coming out of my head.” - 1805 Gallery Artist in Residence Katie Ruiz

Xicana: Katie Ruiz  

Exhibition On View: May 30, 2019 - June 22, 2019  

Artist Reception: May 30, 2019, 6-9PM 

Free Admission with RSVP

Food provided by Chicano Soul Food

1805 Columbia Street, San Diego, Ca 92101 

Film by Holly Jane Sutor

Produced by 1805 Gallery