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UC San Diego Visual Arts presents Morgan Mandalay Curates SPF15 #1

when: 2015-01-18, starts at 2:00 pm to 5:00pm

Opening Reception on January 18th // 2-5PM

SPF15 (Sunday Project for 15) exhibitions is a 15 part exhibition series started by artist-curator Morgan Mandalay. SPF15 is both a project space and social artwork that will inhabit the beaches of San Diego. It is nomadic and amorphous. It functions as a meeting ground between San Diego’s dominat culture and the supposed high culture of the art world, of land and sea, of labor and leisure, and of art and experience. The beach becomes a materialization of an idea that authority over visual culture does not simply need to be confined to the white walls of an institution in the hands of the established aesthetic executives. Without those borders, what does the art space look like? How does it function? How can we, together, envision the dematerialization of aesthetic authority?

SPF15 is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition with three Chicago based artists, Connor Creagan, Tim Mann, and Jon Waites. The site-specific works that the Creagan, Mann, and Waites will present deal with this shifting through time and changing in space. The sound works, sculptures, and drawings of the artists connect the metamorphosis of Sunday Project from a singular space to an amorphous series.

18 January – 1 February 2015 (by appointment)
Dog Beach (end of Voltaire St.), Ocean Beach, California 92109
info [at] sunday-project [dot] com

Morgan Mandaley is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Student. For more about his work, please visit:

Image courtesy of Artist Morgan Mandalay.


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