Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Debuts Four Summer Exhibits

Photo courtesy of Shoshana and Wayne Blank

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Debuts Four Summer Exhibits
Storied artists and up-and-comers display their pieces in time for the solstice

BY DAN LETCHWORTH
 

Marnie Weber: Songs That Never Die and Other Stories

June 21–November 3

Once you see an installation by LA-based Marnie Weber, you’ll never mistake her art for anyone else’s. Her grotesque style—in the classical sense of mixing human and animal features—always falls on a spectrum between humorously spooky and horrifying, like a children’s TV show wardrobe department broke into a Victorian gothic dollhouse. Weber has had an extremely prolific career, including feature-length film and albums of experimental music, often as the lead singer of The Spirit Girls, a band whose lore claims they were all killed before they had a chance to become famous and now rock on as ghosts. Songs That Never Die is a video installation that tells their story.