MACASD in La Jolla will host discussion on local artist’s work

Quint Contemporary Art Gallery will present “In Conversation: Kim MacConnel and Robin Clark,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect Street in La Jolla.

Coinciding with the exhibition “Collection Applied Design: A Kim MacConnel Retrospective,” this conversation between the artist and MCASD Curator Robin Clark will address the show’s major topics and themes.

The galleries at MCASD will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. so guests may view MacConnel’s work prior to the lecture.

MacConnel is a painter who has engaged questions of abstraction, figuration, and decoration throughout his long career. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including found graphic images, patterned fabrics, Near Eastern textiles, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and the detritus that washes up on beaches.

His work is informed by various experiences of travel, including his study of indigenous cultures and a self-conscious examination of the role of the tourist.

MacConnel has lived in San Diego since the late 1960s, when he was a student at UCSD. As a professor in UCSD’s Visual Arts Department, MacConnel’s influence has extended to several generations of younger artists. His first major exhibition, “Collection Applied Design,” took place in 1976 at what was then called the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now MCASD). In the intervening three-and-a-half decades, MacConnel has shown his work numerous times at MCASD in both solo and group exhibitions, but this will be San Diego’s first retrospective look at his entire career.

The event is free to MCASD Members; $5 Students/Seniors; and $7 general admission. Reach the museum by calling (858) 454-3541.

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