Rich Smukler will present two of his newest works at The San Diego Art Institute’s 53rd International show. This is Smukler’s second exhibition at the site having first presented there in 2009 at SDAI’s 50th. This years competition was juried by David A. Ross, former director of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, just to name a few of his credentials. The first of the two works featured is “Passages”. It is a stunning Black and White captured from inside The Musee d’Orsay in Paris, overlooking The Seine. It contemplates the juxtaposition of time and travel taken from a clever vantage point. The second piece, “Tea Time at Morikami” is a serene and painterly landscape captured at the magnificent Morikami Gardens located in Delray Beach, Florida. The richness of texture was in part manifested through the use of infrared technology.
If you plan on attending, the opening gala reception is Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6pm – 8pm. Music will be provided by The Matson 2. Cocktail attire is required. Event tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 619-236-0011 and asking for Kerstin Robers. The show will close May 24, 2015. SDAI is located at 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).