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San Diego Art Prize 2017 Winner!

Honored, thankful and excited to have been selected, together with Rizzhel Mae Javier, as the winner of the San Diego Art Prize 2017, New Contemporaries! Read more here: http://www.sdvisualarts.net/sdvan_new/pdf/PressJavierKohnke.pdf Exciting things are happening!






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New Contemporaries

Thank you all for coming, what was so nice to see old friends and new! Great work throughout the gallery and the Tiki Patio…   Very excited to announce that I’ve been nominated for the San Diego Art Prize’s New Contemporaries. A show featuring work by all the nominees will open at basileIE + CMCuratorial June 10th and run through August 5th. More info at San Diego Visual Arts Network  






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DNSE.af

This will be good: DENSITY n. c.1600, from French densité (16c.), from Old French dempsité (13c.), from Latin densitas “thickness,” from densus “thick, dense” (see dense ).    1. The state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition.   Opening Friday June 30th, 6pm Closes July 2nd at Writer’s Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 202 (The Ink Spot in Liberty Station) San Diego, California, CA 92106   Featuring works by: Chris Bennett, Bryan & Ryan, Daniel Barron Corrales, Joey Edwards, Yasmine Kasem, Alexander Kohnke, Bob Matheny, Alexis Negron, Jackson Payne, Don Porcella, Melissa Walter, Shawn Wickens and Jeremy Zierau   Installation by: Scott Nielsen & Steve Flato   Performances by: John Krausbauer, Rachel Michelle Fernandes, Sam Ashley, M A L U, IIE, Necking + More TBA   Video by: Nick Lesley, Rachel Fernandes + More TBA






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“Unnatural Selection” at SDAI’s Potluck Mythodologies

(Melissa Walter‘s work exploring dark matter to the left, Unnatural selection on the right)     Potluck Mythodologies taking place at SDAI Project Space in in Horton Plaza will be the third and final installment of events happening in conjunction with the exhibition Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies currently on display at SDAI Balboa Park. The featured artists in the main exhibition work in a variety of media, and this series of events has hopefully provided a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of their bodies of work, and expand upon ideas and themes explored in this project. Potluck Mythodologies will feature an assortment of food art created and shared by artists from San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles including Mexican Sushi by Cacahuates Japoneses, Cryopops by Elyse Reardon-Jung, Artisanal Bread by Lena Wolek, and an edible installation by elsoldelrac. Also included in the evening’s program will be a “potluck” of dozens of smallish wall works by the artists in the main exhibition […]






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Video piece with unprintable title, featuring Tony Kaye and the Alphabet included in group show at Noysky Projects

A DOE, A DEER, A FE…, NO. AAAAAA, BBBBBB, CCCCCCCC, DDDDDDDDDDD, EEEEEEE, FFFFFF, GGGGGGGG, HHHHHHHHH, IIIIIIIIIII, KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK, LLLLLLLLLL, MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, NNNNNNNN, OOOOOOOOO, PPPPPPPPPP, QQQQQQQQ, UUUUUUUU, RRRRRRRRRR, SSS, TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT, VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV, AH… XXX, YYYYY, XXX, YYY, XYLOPHONE, YYY, ZZZZZZZZZ at Noysky Projects “Thunder in our Hearts”– is a multimedia exhibition organized by San Diego—based curator and museum director Ginger Shulick Porcella. Comprised by the work of 25 artists working primarily in Southern California/Baja, the show opens January 30, 2016 and runs through February 28, 2016. The opening reception takes place at Noysky Projects, 6727 7/8 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, January 30. For more information, visit noyskyprojects.com.