The artist Gabriel Rico is known for his sculptures, installations, and poetic assemblages that draw on contemporary culture, nature, science, physics, philosophy, and history. His socially concerned art, (pictured) encompassing a range of materials such as neon, branches, rocks, porcelain flowers, taxidermy, old cell phones, and CDs, considers the relationship between humans and the natural world. On view from September 24, 2021 to January 23, 2022, Rico will present an anthropological installation that transforms the Balboa Park galleries into “a radical vision of this delicate point of human life” during the pandemic via a variety of man-made and natural materials “mixed together” in a visually arresting, surrealist mode. A site responsive work, the artist will create a sweeping, post apocalyptic assemblage of objects sourced locally, including shells, gems, and stones.
Thursday–Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101