Round Two of Adapta vs. Sezio went down last Thursday and I think it’s safe to say it was — be ready for some hyperbole and a major cliche — a total success. The series, which pits one San Diego artist against one Tijuana artist for three months at Cream Coffee Bar in University Heights, has been an interesting one.
Last month, we (as in my arts collective, Adapta Project) put a graphic designer from TJ against a painter from San Diego and this month it’s the complete opposite. Tijuana painter Fernanda Uski presented her darling dog portraits, which play with the idea of bourgeoisie luxury and status symbols, while graphic artist Justin Skeesuck’s prints brought back both mid-century aesthetic and simplicity and actual vintage stock certificates, which he mounted to the frames. The end result was a sharply contrasting show that was both pretty and interesting if you took the time to talk to the artists.
Pictures from the event are below: