Oceanside Museum of Art Announces “Memento mori: Remember Your Mortality

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents “Memento mori: Remember Your Mortality, an exhibition on view October 15 – October 30, 2011, in the museum’s Groves Gallery.

Oceanside Museum of Art

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.

Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

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