August 25, 2022

Mesa College Art Gallery Reception and Exhibition: The Shape of Color, the Weight of Light, August 25

By Office of Communications

The weight of color

San Diego, CA. – Today, San Diego Mesa College will hold a reception for The Shape of Color, the Weight of Light, featuring artworks by Kaori Fukuyama, Christian Garcia-Olivo, and Melissa Walter. San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery hosts this exhibition of pictorial and sculptural investigations on color, light and texture, featuring recent artworks by San Diego-based artists Christian Garcia-Olivo, Kaori Fukuyama and Melissa Walter. The exhibition will run August 22 – September 8, 2022. Artist Kaori Fukuyama will hold a Gallery Talk on Friday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m., with Gallery walk-throughs and talks on Wednesday, August 31 at 3:00p p.m. and Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.

The advent of Modernism inspired artists to explore abstraction and in the 20th Century painters were motivated to pursue explorations with a variety of media in order to capture both the material and the immaterial. Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings, physically vigorous in form and action, can be contrasted with the ethereal rigor of perceptual light works by the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 60s and 70s; and to the interest on phenomenology of some conceptual art. The three artists whose works are assembled together in The Weight of Color, The Shape of Light, delve into these legacies; there’s a push and pull of the picture plane, a celebration of both organic and synthetic pigments while surface and materials are manipulated in novel and unexpected ways.

shape of light photo

Date/Time:        Thursday, August 25, 2022 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Location:            San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, FA 103

                            7250 Mesa College Dr.

                            San Diego, CA 92111

                            Free Parking for the reception only - available in Parking Lot #1, Please see the Mesa College Map

                            *Masks required


Visuals:              Gallery Artwork on display

                            1:1’s with Students

                            1:1’s with Mesa College Administrators


Gallery hours: M,T,W 12 - 5 pm, TH 12 am - 7 pm or by appointment.
Closed Fridays, Weekends and School Holidays. 
For info call (619) 388-2829. Gallery website:

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