Exhibit explores alternate realities at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

MCASD Director Hugh Davies, artist Kara Tanaka and exhibit curator Jill Dawsey

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Photo by Maurice Hewitt

PHOTO GALLERY: Click on the NEXT> button above to see all 8 photos from the “Approximately Infinite Universe” art exhibit opening.

By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla celebrated an invasion of otherworldly art at the members’ opening of “Approximately Infinite Universe” on June 7, 2013. The works explore ideas about time and space travel, aliens, historical re-visions, futuristic cities, and the best (and worst) of all possible worlds.

The show takes its title from a 1973 album of the same name by Yoko Ono, the now 80-year-old avant-gardist whose 1966 video installation, “Sky TV,” is on display with multiple small screens framing views of the outdoor sky via live-feed cameras. Ono’s album cover is recreated in a drawing done three decades later by Andrea Bowers, a feminist artist based in Los Angeles.

“Approximately Infinite Universe” features an array of styles and subjects, including paintings, photographs and sculptures, along with film installations inspired by the works of NASA, sci-fi writers, Walt Disney and one artist’s schizophrenic mother.

To accompany the exhibit, the museum will have special events like movies and music, 5-8 p.m. Thursday evenings with food trucks outside and at 6:15 p.m. July 11, 2013 a screening of Chris Marker’s 1962 time-travel classic, “La Jetée.”

IF YOU GO

What: ‘Approximately Infinite Universe’ art exhibit

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 1, 2013. Closed Wednesdays

Where: Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla

Cost: La Jolla admission $5, general admission $10, free 5-7 p.m. third Thursdays

Contact: (858) 454-3541

Website: mcasd.org

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