Current & Upcoming Exhibits
Cat Chiu Phillips creates installation work in public spaces often using traditional
handicraft methods while encouraging collaborations within the community. By using
various found materials, discarded items became an interest because of its contextual
value. Inevitably this has inspired her to create installation and public art projects using
various recycled products.
San Diego State University's Richard Keely will be helping produce the next exhibit in the Inamori Pavilion! Mr. Keely has invited 50 artists from an array of disciplines: painters, sculptors, designers, metalworkers, whittlers, ceramicist, jewelers, dabblers, film makers, photographers and a host of others to make a fish that will be displayed on a 2’ x 2’ matte black tile that will be laid out in a grid on the floor of JFG's Inamori Pavilion. What Mr. Keely is hoping to achieve by giving 50 talented artist the vague, yet open ended prompt to “make a fish” is an installation that embodies the unique qualities of the minds and hands of each individual artist in relation to the space their work will occupy.
Sankeien translates to English as three scene garden and characterizes both Japanese gardens in Yokohama and San Diego with water, pastoral, and mountain features that offer inspiring sceneries and unique finds. Submitting artists are encouraged to pace themselves during their stroll in JFG, take note of aesthetics, and share their experiences in JFG through still images.
Selected artists will have their printed work exhibited at JFG’s Exhibit Hall and digitally on JFG’s website from July 27-Octber 28, 2018 with an opening reception on July 26, 2018.