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02oct11:00 am5:00 pmMark di Suvero Paintings at SLOMA11:00 am - 5:00 pm San Luis Obispo Museum of Art


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World-renowned Artist Mark di Suvero to Exhibit Paintings at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art


 The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) proudly announces its upcoming exhibition History and its Shadow featuring internationally acclaimed artist, Mark di Suvero. SLOMA has partnered with di Suvero to curate the artists largest-ever exhibition of recent paintings at a museum. This groundbreaking show will open to the public on August 14 and run through November 7, 2021.


History and its Shadow will include the premiere of di Suvero’s latest works, a series of large blacklight paintings and an ephemeral sculpture series called The Triplets. The painted works are meant to be viewed in two different environments, both regular light and UV light, which is a play on the way we know someone by day and then find out subconsciously their dispositions at night. The exhibition will also feature Mamma Mobius, a monumental sculpture weighing nearly four tons. This contemporary sculpture will be on display on the museum’s lawn for the duration of the exhibition.

“Mark is one of the world’s most acclaimed artists of our time and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share his inspiring work with San Luis Obispo and the larger California community,” said Leann Standish, executive director of SLOMA. “All of us at SLOMA are deeply grateful to Mark for sharing this world premiere exhibition at our museum.”

Di Suvero has deep ties to the Central Coast, when he sunk his sailboat off the coast and decided to make the area his home in his early 20s. He was first inspired to become an artist after seeing a painting exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and currently creates from his studio in Bodega Bay, CA.

“I am honored to exhibit in this region that has given so much inspiration to me,” said di Suvero. “I am deeply committed to supporting art throughout the Central Coast and pleased to share my work at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.”

Di Suvero’s work can be found in more than 100 celebrated museums and collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. SLOMA is proud to join the ranks of these esteemed institutions and bring di Suvero’s artistry to the local community.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo

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