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La Jolla's 'Steel Goddess' artist Faiya Fredman reigns at Oceanside Art Museum

La Jolla's 'Steel Goddess' artist Faiya Fredman reigns at Oceanside Art Museum

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At age 93, La Jolla artist Faiya Fredman well deserves being called the matriarch of San Diego's contemporary art scene, which is how Mark-Elliott Lugo, who curated her new exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art, refers to her. The show, titled "The Steel Goddess," features 70 of her notable works from the past 20 years, including large-scale steel sculptures, watercolors, lenticular prints, and mixed-media pieces, many of them created especially for this exhibit.

Since 1951, when she graduated from UCLA's Visual Arts Department, Fredman has been experimenting with a wide range of materials and techniques. "The Steel...

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