A new exhibition at MCASD La Jolla considers Ed Ruscha’s use of recurring words, images, and themes across the decades. The iconic artist first gained attention in the 1960s for work that combines text and image with deadpan takes on American vernacular culture. The show is anchored by MCASD’s 1962 canvas Ace, and will highlight select works from the 1960s alongside more recent pieces. The exhibition’s title,Then & Now, reworks the name of Ruscha’s recent publication, which recreates photographs from his pivotal 1966 book, Every Building on The Sunset Strip.
From 30 January – 24 April.