Oceanside Museum of Art

This is the painting that was chosen for OMA’s Memento Mori show.  I went to the opening day to check out the rest of the work and it’s amazing!  Truly one of the best shows I’ve been apart of.  Hope Ya’ll will join me at the artists reception on Oct. 28th


Remember Your Mortality

October 15 – 30, 2011
The Groves Gallery
2nd Level

704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Meet some of the artists in the
exhibition at Art After Dark Death
Friday, October 28, 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
$25 Nonmembers
$20 OMA members
OMA welcomes guests 21+, ID require

Throughout history artists have used symbols such as skulls, decaying flowers and
clocks to reference death and the fleeting nature of earthly life. This juried exhibition
explores concepts surrounding mortality, life, renewal, inner darkness, and cultural
and historical understandings of death. Organized in conjunction with Art After Dark
Death on October 28, this special two-week exhibition is a visual complement to its
dark tableaux of programming. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that translates to
“remember your mortality,” and was intended to inspire artists to meditate on their
understanding of death and what becomes of us all.

OMA had an amazing response to the Memento Mori call to artists. Out of 275 works
submitted, 33 pieces were selected by 29 different artists. Participating artists include
Dan Allen, Fernando Apodaca, Sue Averell, Mike Calaway-Fagen, Shay Davis, Arnaud
De Valoise, Angela Driessen-Kosta, Peter Fay, Patricia Franklin, Arie Galles, Robert
Glick, David Gough, Jim Hornung, Ruth Jameson, David Lozeau, Andrew Marino,
Elizabeth Mead, George Papciak, Robert Pendleton, Paula Riddle, Jiela Rufeh, Denise
Sarram, Scott Saw, Greg Smirnov, Heidi Tailefer, Emma Webster, Aron Wiesenfeld,
Eric Wixon, and Walter Wojtyla.

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