Started by Jason Soares and JFRE Coad in 2010, Disclosed unLocation was an artist run, artist funded, project & unification space, meant to provide an arena for emerging regional artists to express themselves fully in any & many mediums to the san diego & visiting community via our roughly monthly art openings and related events and web content. we have shown all sorts of work in the gallery, from light installations to sound sculpture events to themed group shows to traditional oil/acrylic paintings to drawings on paper to experimental performance pieces and so on.
“Pan de Todos los Dias” by Becky Guttin ~ Opening ReceptionOctober 3, 2015
We are pleased to present the world-famous Becky Guttin at unLocation for this year’s fall south park walkabout please join us! http://diariojudio.com/comunidad-judia-mexico/becky-guttin-at-unlocation-gallery/130646/ http://www.beckyguttin.com/bio/
"QTOD: Cute Creature Art Show" ~ by Shelby Gubba ~ Opening ReceptionSeptember 5, 2015
Solo show featuring more than 100 pocket-sized drawings of everyday objects anthropomorphized into cute little creatures There will be coloring books, pins, magnets, and other goodies for sale, in addition to the art of course! Each drawing will be about 4″ x 2″, or, pocket-sized. www.shelbygubba.com
New Work By Matthew Mahoney ~ Closing ReceptionAugust 29, 2015
Come see this incredible installation! even if this image is sideways!! you will be too!! you wont be disappointed!!!
"Masked" ~ James Zzyzyx ~ Opening Friday July 17th 6-9pm ~ Closing Sat July 25th 6-10pmJuly 17, 2015
Jeremy Woodall ~ "Art Work On View"June 20, 2015
We are where we are not. ~ Solo works by Kim Garcia ~ ReceptionMay 16, 2015
We are where we are not. is an exhibition at the disclosed unLocation gallery featuring a new body of work from Kim Garcia comprising of sculpture, installation, and video that manifest a compilation of interactions that occur in-between the boundaries of physical and digital spaces; where the personal object becomes the remnant and navigation of this borderland. Garcia questions whether our interactions with objects (actions ranging the pressing of the Brew Coffee button or the checking of one’s phone for today’s weather in San Diego, LA, Chicago, and the random Cupertino) surpass function? Are these objects more complex, developing cognition through the embodiment of our actions? This exhibition will is curated by Elizabeth Stringer and is the first part of a collaborative series entitled GS Discourse that investigates the relationship between artist and curator. http://kimfgarcia.com/ http://gsdiscourse.info/
Michael Olivo ~ Closing ReceptionMay 9, 2015
If you missed the opening, here’s your chance to come check out this persons cool work before he sets off across the country..
"Cheap Art" by Thomas Moua, Alexander Mazegue ~ Opening ReceptionApril 9, 2015
Owl Themed Group Show ~ Opening GalaMarch 21, 2015
Priced to go!!! Also FOOD By ~ Anthem Vegan!! http://www.anthemvegan.com/
Portraits ~ works by Robert Andrade ~ Opening ReceptionFebruary 21, 2015
Andrade’s aim is to investigate methods of power in our constructed environment by considering issues relating to the fabricated landscape such as architecture and urban planning along with the many forms these disciplines take. Andrade is very much interested in questioning how space is produced. How it changes and shifts and more importantly how it changes us. It has often been said that a portrait is not only
"And I Quilt The Sea For Thee – Paper Hats and Quilted Maps" by Maxfield Rowboat Daily ~ Opening ReceptionJanuary 24, 2015
“His [ Maxfield Rowboat Crockett Daily ] illustrations of Saint Nicols of Oslo and the little paper ships invoke such whimsical adventure one cant help to think he has found the perfect balance of minimalism and Tarashikomi.” To find the loneliest islands i had to piece together the journey like a quilt work of all the places i hadnt been, this guided me to unknown seas and unnecessary routes to find them. – Atlas Norman. Frozen in Doldrums Discovery. 2nd Ed. Polar Achievement Press, Framjodt, Norway 19XY. Print. Sneak on out!
"5×7 Group Art Show" ~ Closing ReceptionDecember 6, 2014
all pieces 5×7″. all $20. cruise out and view / peruse / booze 😉 some of the artists included are (in order of package opened or received)– annie perkins sean burdeaux joshua bellfy georgia k laris kelly scott josh pavlick kenseth thibideau joy boe mark mags andrew alcasid thomas moua alexander mazegue deana marie freeman randy chiurazzi douglas thompson x cari veach lynn uhazie danny headley aaron legrow james zzyzyx genevieve zzyzyx jfre coad stephanie kuba lindsey wolf effie onisphorou sarah kaiser shawn von bigbee 120 pieces + 14 new added for closing!
"Paper on Plants and Other Geometric Constructions" ~ work by Randy Chiurazzi ~ Opening receptionNovember 8, 2014
Paper on Plants and Other Geometric Constructions ~ Work by Randy Chiurazzi ~ Opening reception Sat Nov 8th 6-9pm
Smells Like Cat Pee: A Thrift Store Art Salon ~ Pea Hix ~ Opening ReceptionOctober 4, 2014
For years, Pea Hix has accumulated amateur paintings from thrift stores and garage sales. Most of his finds have hung on his own walls or sat neglected for years in a storage shed. Now’s the time to assemble some of his favorites and see what they all look like together. hang out. sip wines. chit chat. people watch. south park walkabout! cruise it!!
TWOFOLD_ ~ Lawrence Chit & Kim Garcia ~ Opening ReceptionSeptember 13, 2014
TWOFOLD_ is a collaborative exhibition by San Diego New Media Artists Lawrence Chit and Kim Garcia at disclosed unLocation Gallery. Using a hybrid of open-source technology combined with traditional art practices, Chit and Garcia manifest the various relationships between users and devices through a series of prints, sculptures, and installations. The works exhibited look into the digital’s role in preservation and replication, asking viewers to reflect on their own uses of technology. This exhibit is the first series of explorations involving the artists’ interpretation of this unresolved union. The artists encroach upon digital and physical realms as parallel dimensions existing within the user-device relationship. Current digital technologies have introduced efficiency in various tasks ranging from communication to image production leading to a more seamless dependency on software-hardware interfaces. With the introduction of 3D printing we are able to now produce everyday physical objects from digital renderings once limited to the screen; the membrane between the physical and digital has dissipated.The artists employ a series of investigations involving translations that occur from mechanical and digital reproduction, putting one object through both processes. Through the juxtaposition of these two methods, the artists are able to further gain insight
LA-LA Tour 2014: Raw DataAugust 23, 2014
Since July the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP) has been traveling the Western Hemisphere for its LA-LA Tour: From Los Angeles to Latin America. Beginning in Los Angeles, the tour has traveled from South America up through Central America and will soon reach San Diego. Taking their cue from sports-team mascots, NWMMP is promoting art museums and venues from LA to Latin America by surprising visitors, passersby, staff and the online community with crowd-pleasing antics, handing out swag, handshakes, high-fives, hugs and a host of other activities. On August 23, the tour will stop at Disclosed unLocation Gallery from 11-2pm to promote and mascot the space. The exhibition will run through September 6 and will include a sampling of LA-LA Tour mascot costumes and swag. Although often invited, NWMMP is also known to infiltrate museums that they feel need some mascot love. Mascot costumes are swiftly constructed out of recycled thrift store materials and other found junk. For the LA-LA Tour, while some museums have enthusiastically requested mascot representation, others have emphatically declined or have actively ignored their solicitations. This is all the more reason
"Look Closely: Subject, Technique, and Composition Examined" ~ OpeningsAugust 14, 2014
Artists Susan Takano, Abel Guzman, Nichole Speciale, and guests will be showing art demonstrating provocative uses of color, line, space, and materials. Art was chosen for this exhibition based on unique approaches to subject, technique,and composition. The work exemplifies the result of great attention towards essential elements of art, such as line and color, and towards the arrangement of space and subjects, and the mastery of materials. When viewing this work, we invite you to take notice of how these details contribute to the work and how the artist’s styles compare or contrast within their collection as well as to the other artist’s work. Everything is open to examination. Pre-opening on August 14th 5-8pm. Official opening with refreshments on August 15th 5:30-9pm. Free and open to the public. For more information on the show or to make an appointment
"just a little bit longer | part 2" ~ Opening ReceptionJuly 26, 2014
the first part of ‘just a little bit longer’ was an endeavor that took place 3 months ago. Five women chose a single personal belonging that struck an emotional chord with them and recreated it in multiples. These objects were then displayed and sold at the Spring Valley Swap Meet in April. It was an entirely unique experience in the sense that I’m unable to compare it to anything else. It was a hot day, there were droves of people, we bought some plants and ate some cookies. We’re showing what we made again but in a new context – the gallery space. ‘just a little bit longer’ part 2 uses a new platform to further explore the role of objects, value, and attachment. Dogs and babies welcome (duh). drinks and panchita’s watermelon cookies
Say Something ~ works/installation by Sir Froderick ~ ReceptionJuly 11, 2014
“A MOCK UP OF A COMICS AND RECORDS SHOP” Sir Froderick, comes to San Diego by way of Philadelphia, Boston and most recently, the Pasadena area of Los Angeles. He is one of the top producers forging ahead with sample-based production in today’s brand new musical environment that’s put the producers back in the
VACANT ~ New works in pen & ink by Yerrie Choo ~ ReceptionJune 27, 2014
VACANT is a series of drawings that explore the human condition of loneliness and internal disconnection to others in disturbed, fleshy environments. To view by appointment, contact Yerrie Choo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fit to be Tide ~ New work by Georgia K. Laris ~ ReceptionJune 13, 2014
*show runs thru June 23
Case by Case ~ Group Art ShowJune 7, 2014
One Night Only! A variety of extras, offshoots and newly finished artworks by 20+ San Diego & Local artists- bob beyerle shawn bigbee jfre coad max daily daniel headley pea hicks david krimmel georgia k laris omar lopex matt lorenz frank melendez terri oelric josh quon mike ruiz priscilla salser walter sutfin kenseth thibideau cristina trecha allison wiese cari veach joe yorty genevieve zzyzyx james zzyzyx All works priced at only $25! – donated by the artists to help support unlocation – cruise out. reconnect!!! (also drink ;p)
Orange Blosomm Special by: Ibn al-Presto!May 31, 2014
In Orange Blosomm Special, al-Presto will transform the gallery into a fantasy environment, what he calls a “100 sq. ft. Eden of organic material and plastic”, where participants are encouraged to lounge and socialize in a hybrid of the traditional Arabic majli (parlor) and the local foodie gastropub. Menu for the event includes: -Local flower and herb suffused beer -Synthetic / Organic combo salad -Velveeta chocolate chorizo (entire pig) Ibn al-Presto’s work reconciles/juxtaposes/yada-yada/etc. disparate elements in a fun, but also practical way. al-Presto’s art arises out of his background in the hospitality/service industry. His mother ran a hostel out of their family’s house in Fès since he was a child, which they’ve continuously transformed over the years to meet tourists’ changing expectations and fantasies—doing so creatively while using very limited available resources. As his entire artist statement, he has borrowed one line from his late mother—which she in turn picked up from a tourist staying at their hostel: You can’t polish a turd, but you can pour glitter all over it. Saturday 31 May, 2014 @ Disclosed unLocation Gallery Pricing: Pay-as-you-like Hours: Noon to 9PM Please RSVP at: email@example.com
"Nostalgia Blue" by Brian Meanswell ~ ReceptionApril 26, 2014
Nostalgia Blue is the next installment of Amorous Abyss, a series of Brian’s works which reflect upon the portrayal of body language and the symbolic connections with flowers. Brian is mindful that as soon as we are in contact with others, we are already communicating. The body language of the positioned individual and the flowers he configures are both used to directly express the quality of communication which convey emotions unspoken. In this exhibition, the negative space has now become black rather than white with blue flowers pervading the works throughout this installment. The usage of color representing the emotional impact of communication further intensifies the light source as having symbolic significance within the context of the obscured imagery. Flowers are used historically, adorning almost everything — from
"Unmusic" ~ An Exploration of Sound & Light ~ Keenan Hartsten and Wendell M. KlingMarch 22, 2014
Keenan Hartsten creates interactive installations and environments that function as occasions for social play, collaborative magic-making and the invention of possible futures. Wendell M. Kling is an interdisciplinary artist whose installations and performances often involve experimental sound and light instruments. swing by!!!
"ÑONGOS" Work by Ana Andrade, Curated by Omar LopexFebruary 14, 2014
Ana’s work documents the fascinating and harsh life in the space along the U.S./Mexico border, where people inhabit handmade ephemeral dwelling called Nongos and work everyday to survive despite the violence committed against them by police and others. Her photos illustrate the longing and the hope that exists in a space where nature, life and death, intersect with urban poverty. The exhibition will consist of: – Large scale reprints of medium format photographs taken with an Holga lomographic camera -A collaborative journal made by the residents of the Tijuana River canal, over the span of 2 1/2 years, with text and photographs taken with disposable cameras provided by Ana, in an effort to document their own reality and experience. – A collection of objects given to the artist as gifts by residents of the canal. An example of the simplicity of the value of intention, and more reasons to humanize the people who inhabit this space
Galactic Collision ArtShow ~ AndrePower & LauraKatherineJanuary 30, 2014
Galactic collisions with the precisions of brush and stroke. LauraKatherine and Andre unleash the force when 2 galaxies collide -for your mind, for your eyes and forever. Music by mystery cave longtime collaborators- first time making/showing art together. come. see!
"Ruin" a series of works on paper by Walter Sutin ~ Opening ReceptionsDecember 6, 2013
“These drawings were made in reaction to a trip to the near east that the artist took in 2010. He visited Israel on a Taglit Journey and then traveled to Istanbul. They are small and obsessive in the tradition of the miniature. Automatic drawing introduces an unexpected layer to the traditional satire of religious and political conflict. Time is folded in on itself to sandwich the very ancient with the very modern. The body is the thread. The body is represented as the sensorial machine of our ruin.” Please come out and support a local USCD artist!!
"FACES" by Toni Larios ~ Opening ReceptionNovember 22, 2013
First solo US exhibition of Tijuana artist! Two chances to see this work! make it out!!
"Trans Parent Skis & Other Composites" by Pea Hix ~ Opening ReceptionOctober 5, 2013
“I buy lots and lots of old 35mm slides from garage sales, always on the lookout for interesting imagery. Awhile ago I happened upon the idea of stacking two unrelated slides on top of each other to achieve interesting composite images. Generally this requires that the two images have complimentary white or overexposed areas. The rule is that the two slides must stack perfectly on top of each other with no offsetting or digital post-editing allowed. Usually the basic composition of the original images end up dictating which ones work well together, rather than my own editorial eye for juxtaposing content, so often it’s simply a matter of trying out combinations until I find something that works. Then I simply tape the slides together.” In addition to my own discoveries, there will be lightbox and a supply of single slides onhand for everyone to have a go at it. Follow this ongoing project at http://peahix.tumblr.com/ Experiment in progress!! Come check it out!!!
"BURNT OUT" ~ Douglas Thompson x ~September 27, 2013
Retrospective collection of drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, toys, skateboards, tshirts, prints and cocktail shakers by douglas thompson x.
"A Bit Homunculus" ~ by Omar LopezJuly 9, 2013
Join us from 6pm to 10pm during the Southpark Walkabout to find out, about and participate in, the process of Stand Up and Die — a film to be shot in Super 8mm this October at A Ship In The Woods, by Omar Lopex. On view will be storyboards, studies, reference fotos, notes & scrawls relating to the film. Come take part in open auditions for roles in the film, and/or have your Polaroid ‘Thoughtagraph’ portrait made. “This show will be an experiment, as the opposite to my normal approach to creating work. A sort of “masochism-light”. I feel uncomfortable sharing my projects at this beginning level of process, of opening up my raw scrawls and revealing ignorances and mistakes I’m poised to make at this stage of development, but I am interested in what will come out of exposing myself at this early point.” -Omar Lopex
"Who's Is The Boss" ~ Opening ReceptionMarch 23, 2013
disclosed unLocation and DNZA present Who is the Boss? new work by j noland and josh pavlick, as moderated by angella d’avignon. three collaborators explore power dynamics found in the traditional roles of artists and curator. after individual studio practice, methods of influence are challenged by artist collaboration, the proposal process,
"PHANTOM VERNACULAR" ~ Group Art Installation ~ Opening ReceptionDecember 1, 2012
An installation, salon style hanging & team work by 7 local artists ~ Partially devised to purge one artists amassed art supply collection of nearly 20 yrs..!!! Fairly, Squarely & Very Very Carefully Varied—> Come think & drink (&wink).. Jfre Robot Coad Andrea Giaier William Goff Shoko Hachiya Daniel Headley Annie Perkins Cari Veach w/ audio component by J Doerck Jason Soares
MORGAN MANDULEY ~ "For Immediate Release" ~ Artists ReceptionJuly 14, 2012
MORGAN MANDULEY: For Immediate Release JULY 14-AUGUST 5, 2012 Artist Reception Saturday, July 14, from 6-10 PM Disclosed unLocation is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawing by Morgan Manduley titled For Immediate Release, on view at the gallery from July 14- August 5, 2012. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday July 14 from 6-10 pm during the South Park Walkabout. For Immediate Release showcases
"Suspicious Hackage" ~ Fmath LorenzMarch 24, 2012
As an artist working in the field of repurposed electronic devices, I usually work with second-hand or found objects. An old suitcase gets filled with the chopped innards of a boom box and becomes a cold war karaoke machine. A World Atlas with a walkie talkie hidden in it’s hollowed out pages becomes an oversized talking text. While transporting these hand-held devices from place to place, I am often asked to explain my creations to concerned authorities or curious passersby. As
MICHAEL TRIGILIO ~ Interactive Audio Environment & Artists ReceptionDecember 3, 2011
Incense burners, printing-presses, E-readers, and swords are but a few examples of technologies employed by various religions on Earth. Questions we ask ourselves at SRE Laboratories: What kind of fuzz-pedal would the Pope use to explain Medieval apologia? What synthesizer will bring Satori during Zazen? How can we understand desire and sin with nothing but a square-wave and a frequency modulation? And so on. . . Rather than merely being works of fiction, mythology, or psychological abuse,these devices actually do something! Imagine! Plug them in, turn the dials, tweak the signals, face the slim possibility of religion without fear!You’ll never need to go to a church/temple/mosque/retreat-center/tabernacle again. Ever. ABOUT SPECULATIVE RELIGIOUS ELECTRONICS (SRE): SRE was started in 2009 by media artist Michael Trigilio (starvelab, UCSD, Neighborhood Public Radio) based on ideas in his film, Bodhisattva, Superstar. Since then he has worked in collaboration on the project with instrument designer and musician Dave Rice (L-Seven, Sandy Duncan’s Eye) and fellow Neighborhood Public Radio collaborator and programmer Lee Montgomery. Sat Dec 3rd 6pm-10pm —————————————— ..wine&snacks/fronts&backs..
"Partial Knowledge of Things" ~ New Work by Joshua Miller ~ Opening ReceptionOctober 1, 2011
New work by Space4Art resident/artist Joshua Miller +snax&drinx ~ come out and see this amazing local, world class work!! joshuajonmiller.com
"Splitting Seconds" an installation by Stephen Downs ~ Opening ReceptionJuly 16, 2011
Splitting Seconds -Stephen Downs Brief [Literal] Description: Kinetic laser [site-specific] installation with light dynamically mapped to all surfaces of the gallery. Artist Statement: Splitting Seconds is an illustration of time fissioned as successive punctual events, occurrences that deviate from their expected trajectory and trigger reactions, are perceived as important or inconsequential, and remain as afterglow
"Splendid Misconceptions & Exactitude Mishaps" ~ Coloring Book Show ~ Opening ReceptionMarch 26, 2011
32 local artists create & then color each others work! For our second outing we asked 32 San Diego based artists, to ‘illustrate’ &/or respond to a single given phrase (from a text written by Jfre Coad especially for the project) & then had them ‘color’ each others images; which were hand selected from a random sampling in most cases. ~Live coloring wall with markers and crayons for adventurous attendees! ~Wine & snacks by Jennifer Mckay. ~Soundscape selected by Pea Hicks. Artists: (in order of appearance) Jason Sherry Cristina Trecha Alexander Jarman Frank Melendez Heather Brosche Andrea Giaier Annie Perkins Joshua Krause Kate MacWilliamson Theresa Altman Andre Power Farrel Lynn Michael McCardle Derek Adams Sam Luke Gary Coad Kenseth Thibideau Michael Ruiz Shelby Gubba Matthew Bradley Wendell Kling Ash Eliza Smith Stephanie Lie Brianna Rigg Joe Yorty Renee Utt Shayna Why John Brady Andy Ward Josh Aaron Judith Pedroza Jfre Robot Coad
"Creative Differences" Closing ReceptionFebruary 23, 2011
new work by: max daily will goff jfre coad this ones on a weekday for those of you who were unable to make the weekend opening in dec. ;p thx again to all who came out to the grand opening! we appreciate your attendance!!
grand (art) opening saturday dec 4thOctober 27, 2010
“Creative Differences” new work by: max daily will goff jfre coad