By David L. Coddon - La Jolla Light - November 20, 2014
Excerpt featuring Art Produce:
In the case of artist Lynn Susholtz, she started a gallery for her neighborhood. She purchased the former North Park Produce and turned it into Art Produce Gallery, which is not only a storefront gallery entirely visible from the sidewalk on University Avenue, but “a kind of cultural collective urban community center” with three different artist studios, a coffee shop and a gallery “to create the kind of synergy that would happen in a cultural space.
Art Produce can safely be called adventurous. “Much of the work is performative as well as interactive,” said Susholtz, “so there’s an engagement component to most of the shows, whether it’s a piece of sculpture that is motion-sensitive or actual social engagement shows where if you come in there are participatory activities, either with another person or just by yourself in the gallery.”
Susholtz’s recent show, “The Fence/La Barda,” was an installation that divides the gallery to reflect both the realities of the San Diego/Tijuana border region and how women in general negotiate borders. “A commercial gallery has a different driving force,” said Susholtz. “You’re compelled to make work that sells well. That’s not the goal here.”
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