MSG artists Einar and Jamez de la Torre have recently installed a new work at the Central Library in downtown San Diego. The monumental ‘Corpus Callosum’ took two weeks to install, and its illuminated lenticular prints frame the building’s central elevator, accompanied by eight dioramas inside the shaft itself. This is the most prominent location of public art in the library. Read more in a great interview with the brothers in U-T San Diego.
The de la Torres were also recently honored with a grant from San Diego Foundation’s Center for Civic Engagement 2013 Creative Catalyst Fund. The CCF supports the creation and development of new work conceived by San Diego-based professional artists and focused on creating opportunities for civic engagement or advancing social change through arts and culture. “From improving civic dialogue, to defining community identity, promoting cultural tourism, and integrating the creative arts into our learning environments, artists working in communities make us stronger,” said Felicia Shaw, Arts and Culture Director. “Few investments provide such diverse and valuable returns and none is as vital to our quality of life.”