Dates: February 4–28, 2020 (closed February 14 & 17)
Location: MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Kruglak Art Gallery, Student Center (Bldg. 3400)
Hours: 2:30–7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday–Friday
Reception: Thursday, February 6, 12–2 p.m.
Artists Talk: Thursday, February 6, 11:30 a.m
MiraCosta College proudly presents Surface Tension, artwork developed by Wayne Hulgin and Nikko Mueller. Wayne Hulgin’s mixed media work—whether it’s wood, paper, canvas, layers of paint, or lines of graphite—is involved with the visual aspects of what you are really looking at and how it’s put together, how it works with the wall, and how it works with the light. He is not limited by the need to include symbolism, communicate a narrative or promote a political agenda, which he feels might prevent him from experimenting and going forward. In Hulgin’s words, “What you see is what you get—nothing more, nothing less. My work is not about anything other than what’s right before your eyes.”
Nikko Mueller’s recent work developed from a standing exploration of disruption, destabilization, and transformation. He is interested in examining and manipulating the various components of a painting: image, surface, and support. Beginning with a basic vocabulary of elemental shapes and color relationships, Mueller folds the canvas and re-stretches it, editing the information, distorting the arrangement, and often letting the margin infiltrate the image space. The forms in his paintings are eclipsed, compromised, and then reconstituted, as he attempts to reconcile or “fix” the painting. In the end, these paintings exist in the space left between ideal and accident.
Admission is free. For more information or questions, please contact Gallery Director Diane Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.795.6657.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 21,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).