The Fine Art of Paper Dolls at MCASD
On Oct. 20, artist Margaret Noble is scheduled to make an appearance at MCASD for a live performance of her latest exhibition.
The pristine white walls of downtown’s Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego are a long way from City Heights, one of San Diego’s most diverse urban neighborhoods and the inspiration for MCASD’s latest exhibition, Margaret Noble: 44th and Landis. Noble, who grew up in the neighborhood, mixes imagery borrowed from ’80s culture (Ms. Pac-Man, hip-hop) with Victorian cut-paper dolls to evoke the experience of a child navigating the streets of an inner-city gentrification. Noble, who holds an MFA in sound art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, also created 14 handmade paper speakers that broadcast an “experiential soundtrack” throughout the mixed-media installation; Noble will be on hand during two live-sound performances, slated for Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, that will activate the installation with voice and electronic instruments. Through Jan. 20, 2013. MCASD, 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown. 858.454.3541. mcasd.org