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"Sunblock 5000" Oolong Gallery's Second Exhibition

August 28 - October 9 2022

Opening Reception 12 - 5pm Sunday 8-28 

349 N Coast Hway 101 Solana Beach CA 92075

@oolongallery |

 -> online viewing room, press

   Oolong is pleased to present "Sunblock 5000" featuring twelve prominent and emerging artists from around the nation and Mexico City. The show brings together experimental and traditional mediums in contemporary art: virtual reality, sculpture, painting, photography, and installation work. "Sunblock 5000" is a colorful and zany exhibition framed as an upsell on esthetic purity tests apres the beach. Some of the artists have been making work for more than a decade or two and have exhibited in major cities and galleries around the world. Oolong Gallery is pleased to also include new work from recent local MFA graduates at UCSD.

 Amelia Baxter — UCLA BFA sculptor showing with Praz Delavallade, Spy Projects LA

Brian Lotti — landscape figure painter with a solo show at Alice Gallery Brussels in Nov.

Colin Oulighan — RISD BFA painter, sculptor in Brooklyn inspired by pop culture, folk craft

Ivan Rios-Fetchko — RISD BFA dark landscape painter, solo show at Tyler Park LA in Sept.

Jerry Hsu — acclaimed photographer, widely published, cult skateboarder, ceo Sci Fi Fantasy

Martha Colburn — MICA BFA, Rijksakademie MFA, stop motion film, xl collage paintings

Mauricio Munoz — performance, video, painting, installations, shown at Best Practice SD  

• Meredith Morrison —  Cranbrook MFA, unique multi-disciplinary artist based in Detroit 

Robert Gutierrez — internationally shown painter exploring myth and Filipino folklore

Sam Keller — co-curator of the show, infamous artist, RISD BFA Cranbrook Academy MFA 

Taylor Chapin — UCSD MFA, SF Art Inst. BFA, painter w recent show at Oceanside Museum

Victor Castaneda — virtual reality, illustration, installation artist, recent UCSD MFA 

    email the gallery for CV and further information on the artists' body of work

opening reception Sunday August 28 from 12-5pm

"The show includes a life-sized Cheeto pile installation by artist Sam Keller, who also co-curated the exhibition. He is most known for his infamous bedazzled crushed beer cans (framed), two of which will also be on display.

Hanging from a skylight in the front of the gallery is Detroit artist Meredith Morrison’s glass beadwork with nylon thread, metal jump rings and charms. Artist Martha Colburn’s 10 x 6 foot “fantastical” collage painting “Teddy Bear Care Center” was made as a reminder of the terrible violence war brings upon children, such as in Ukraine where nurseries have been bombed.

The show will also feature paintings by Taylor Chapin, a recent UC San Diego MFA graduate and alum of San Dieguito Academy, photography by former professional skateboarder Jerry Hsu as well other surprises including a virtual reality piece." — Del Mar Times  article link

Instagram Video Trailer to Sunblock 5000

Oolong Gallery 349 N. Highway 101 Solana Beach. For more information:

 Artist Sam Keller with his Cheeto Sculpture

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