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David Wing: A San Diego Retrospective

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Friday, 2 October 2015
Friday, 2 October 2015 - 10:00am

Opening: David Wing: A San Diego Retrospective

Opening Reception: Friday October 2, 2015 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition on view October 2, 2015 – December 6, 2015


Artist ( Description ): 

David Wing was born in California in 1947 and has been photographing the life and landscape of the American West for the past fifty years. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Museum purchases of his work include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty Research Library. In addition to several limited-edition portfolios, he has published the monograph "Death Valley: The Ambiguous Landscape."


After organizing a visual arts program for Sinte Gleska College in Rosebud, South Dakota, and making stereo photographs for the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Wing was appointed to the art faculty at Grossmont College (San Diego County) in 1973. Over the next thirty years, he taught basic through large-format photography, and then inaugurated a digital photography curriculum in 1991. 


Wing also offered a wide range of specialty courses such as “Photographing Public Events.” Prior to his retirement from teaching in 2003, Wing squeezed in two more semester-length seminars, “The Creative Process,” and “Why People Photograph.”


Wing is now devoted to photography full-time, working up new material and printing from his substantial archive of past projects.

Venue ( Address ): 

Located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, the Sparks Gallery is housed in the historic Sterling Hardware Building: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego 92101, between Island and Market. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday: 11am-7pm and Friday through Sunday: 11am-9pm.


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Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market (and 7th) for $1 per hour ($10 flat rate after 6pm on Fri/Sat/Sun or $12 on Padres nights), or Horton Plaza: 3 hours free with Horton Plaza kiosk validation before 9pm (10-15 minute walk to the gallery).


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