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Alex DeCosta
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Email: alex.decosta@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7299

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Current Exhibition

Erin Whitman Poster

Erin Whitman

April 12 – April 27, 2018
Wednesday, April 18
Artist Reception | 4 - 6PM | Hyde Art Gallery
Wednesday, April 25
Artist Talk | 11-12PM | Hyde Art Gallery

The Hyde Art Gallery is pleased to present recent works by San Diego painter Erin Whitman. Her meticulously rendered studies from the absolute southwestern corner of the continental United States illustrate a world divided. The pristine landscape depicted within these paintings has been marred by one of the most controversial structures in recent history. “…the border fence cuts across the mountains like a rust-colored scar. To the east, it snakes across sand dunes, and to the west, it juts 80 feet into the vast Pacific Ocean. The massive steel bars divide the waves and extend nearly 700 miles through mountains, deserts and cities along our Southern border. The effectiveness of the fence remains uncertain, but it is a response to a dangerous world and a physical symbol of control. It marks the place where we end and they begin.” 

Born in San Diego, Erin Whitman received her BA from Humboldt State University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has also been awarded fellowships to participate in artist residencies across the United States, such as the Wassaic Project, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Ucross Foundation. Whitman currently teaches at colleges throughout San Diego, including Cuyamaca, Southwestern, and MiraCosta, as well as the Grossmont Adult School. 

A portion of all artwork sales will be donated to Water Stations, a humanitarian relief organization in Southern California that deploys and maintains water stations in the Imperial Valley Desert, Anza Borrego Park and surrounding areas. To donate directly to their lifesaving efforts visit waterstations.org 

GALLERY AND PARKING INFORMATION

Due to construction of Grossmont College's new Theatre and Visual Arts complex, a majority of the southern side of parking lot #1 has been fenced off. Additional parking can be found on the other side of parking lot #1 between Building 23 (Sculpture) and Building 32B (Childhood Development Center). It may take some additional time to find parking and walk to the gallery during this construction period. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. 

The Gallery’s daily hours are Monday through Thursday from 10AM to 6PM, and on Fridays by appointment only. We are closed Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Visitors are required to purchase a $2 one-day parking permit at a vending machine located in any parking lot.  For the evening of the opening receptions, parking passes will be complimentary. To obtain a pass, enter code 8875 into any machine.

Contact

Alex DeCosta
Gallery Director
Email: alex.decosta@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7299

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