West Coast Tomato, 2014, Acrylic, paper and screen print on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.
The Joseph Gross Gallery is honored to present Eva Struble: Produce, an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Struble’s latest series of work regards the relationship between the Southern California agricultural industry and migrant workers that travel with the harvest seasons.
Struble’s extensive research and interaction with the laborers inform not only the concepts within the paintings, but also her methods of creation. She has integrated the cultural textiles and traditional patterns of these laborers’ native provinces by experimenting with silkscreen and collage to create visually stunning landscapes that transcend the typical representation of our natural scenery. Struble’s paintings establish places where the laborers’ existence becomes a topography that is both actual and mental.
Eva Struble is a San Diego and New York based artist. She teaches Painting at San Diego State University and received her MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art in 2006.
This exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Lionel Rombach Endowment, and the University of Arizona School of Art. Eva Struble: Produce is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego with major funding from the 2014 Creative Catalyst Fellowship Grant, which was made possible by the Ariel W. Coggeshall Fund of the San Diego Foundation Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement.