Student Solo Exhibit to Open at CSUSM Art Gallery, Nov. 15


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Paintings by CSUSM student artist Sean Boyd

Photo caption: Two paintings by CSUSM student Sean Boyd that will be on display as part of a solo exhibition at the CSUSM Art Gallery, Nov. 15 through Jan. 4.

San Marcos, CA – The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a student solo exhibit of paintings and photography by Sean Boyd, a senior majoring in visual and performing arts, from Friday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Jan. 4.

For this body of work, Boyd focused primarily on the energy he felt within himself. Mood dictates the paintings' destination and “freestyle” form was embodied. For most of his paintings, emotions rather than concise thinking were visualized and most were finalized within a day as the artist wanted to capture the feelings of that specific moment.

The photography is an accumulation of interesting objects, subjects and events the artist captured over time. Experimentation was vital to the Boyd’s ideas as he sought to make his images abstract and rely more on chance then on control.

The CSUSM Art Gallery, located at 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., offers free admission to the public and is open every Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. A reception and meet-the-artist event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. during the Sunday Art Walk at Old California Restaurant Row.

For more information, contact Marilyn Huerta at 760-750-8889.

What: Student solo exhibit featuring the work of Cal State San Marcos student Sean Boyd at the CSUSM Art Gallery

When: Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m., Nov. 15 – Jan. 4.

Where: CSUSM Art Gallery, Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos – in the Village Shops area.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.