The above Trojan horse was built by my neighbor, famed conceptual artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE, or just ERRE as he’s known.
ERRE was recently awarded the San Diego Art Prize. It’s the first award in the second season of the prize that pairs an established artist (ERRE, in this instance) with an emerging artist (Allison Wiese) with a small cash award and an exhibition at L Street Fine Art Gallery downtown. I think Erre is a fine choice. I’m not familiar with the work of Wiese, but if it’s anything like Erre’s, I’m sure it’s political, thought-provoking, challenging and smart. I also think it’s fantastic that the San Diego Art Prize isn’t confining itself to the city or even the county — some of San Diego’s best artists live in Tijuana.
For more info on the art prize, click below:
SAN DIEGO VISUAL ARTS NETWORK
SDVAN Monthly Message for September 2007
? Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,
- NEW Banner <http://www.sdvisualarts.net/> Thanks to Marcos Ramirez ERRE and emerging artist Allison Wiese for supplying images for our current home page banner The SD Art Prize 2007/2008 <http://www.sdvisualarts.net/sdvan_new/artprize.php> at the L-Street Gallery of the Omni Hotel, features both these artists in the first of Season Two of the SD Art Prize.You! are invited to the opening on September 29. Don’t forget your last chance to see the finale show for the SD Art Prize 2006/2007 <http://www.sdvisualarts.net/sdvan_new/artprizeevents.php> SeasonOne at the L-Street Gallery of the Omni Hotel, featuring all the SD Art Prize artists: Raul Guerrero, Yvonne Venegas, Jean Lowe, Iana Quesnell, Ernest Silva, May-ling Martinez until mid September.