Monday, September 22, 2014

Grossmont College's Hyde Art Gallery opens "Of the Element" exhibit Sept. 29

Local artists’ work will go on display in “Of the Element,” opening to the public Sept. 29 in the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon.  The five local artists represented include David Fobes, Steve Gibson, Anne Mudge, Marisol Rendon and Robert Treat. Their work will be on display through Nov. 6.

 “This group exhibition examines one of the foundations of art – design,” said Jennifer Bennett, Associate Professor of Art at Grossmont College, who co-curated the exhibit with gallery director Prudence Horne. “The work on display explores subject, form and content through a selection of interdisciplinary artists. Specifically, there is a focus on artwork that selectively employs the art elements and the principles of design. It’s fascinating to discover how each artist approaches intention, process and practice, resulting in objects that engage in unique and surprising ways.”

An opening reception will be held from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Hyde Art Gallery, located in building 25. The gallery will also host several of the exhibit’s artists to speak on their work and inspiration, including:
     11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, with Steve Gibson

     1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, with David Fobes

     1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, with Robert Treat

All events are free and open to the public. Complimentary parking for the opening reception will be available in Parking Lot 1; vehicles must park in designated stalls.
Hyde Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with the exception of legal holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available from the vending machine in Parking Lot 1, section F.

For more information, visit the gallery website at