Looking for Things

Jay Johnson

May 25-September 15, 2013

Saturday, June 1st, 10am - 4pm
Daytime Bus Trip to the San Diego County Art Collection with
Artist Jay Johnson and Public Art Consultant Gail Goldman

Opening Reception on Saturday, June 29th, 5-7PM

Saturday, July 13th, 2-4PM
Jay Johnson Lecture:
The 1980s Downtown San Diego Art Scene

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) / The Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Gallery, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California 92054

The diversity of Jay Johnson's chosen media is paralleled in his constant exploration of new modes of expression that reflect his dry humor and inventive nature. Working in a wide variety of sculptural media including found and reclaimed objects, wood, metal, clay and paper, each of Johnson's works hint at satirical short stores derived from his imagination and the world around him. This exhibition presents recent work along with a sampling of seminal pieces from his oeuvre.

Join OMA for a Mega Exhibition Reception on June 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that celebrates the opening of four exhibitions: Looking for Things: Jay Johnson, Volcanos and Full Moons: Ernest Silva, Intersections: Charles Arnoldi, and Tony DeLap: Selections from 60 Years. The reception is free for members and $10 for nonmembers and includes an open bar and creative appetizers provided by OMA's Culinary Arts Committee.

Explore the County of San Diego Art Collection with Jay Johnson and Public Art Consultant Gail Goldman, Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Recently Jay Johnson completed a major Artifact Display Project at the new San Diego County Operations Center office buildings that involves recontextualizing archival materials into engaging educational installations. Join Johnson and Public Art Consultant Gail Goldman for a private tour of the County of San Diego Art Collection in Kearney Mesa that will explore over 30 works of art by established San Diego and international artists. Featured artists include Jay Johnson, Anne Mudge, Joyce Cutler Shaw, William Glen Crooks, Phillip Scholz Rittermann and Ellen Salk among others. Tickets for this daytime bus trip are $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers and include a boxed lunch. The bus will depart from OMA on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. and return at approximately 4:00 p.m. Call (760) 435-3721 for reservations.



Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
1pm - 4pm
Closed major holidays
Closed July 4th

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Image credit: Jay Johnson, I Keep Looking for Things, 2001.