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June 10 2023

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“‘You know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It's twenty five hits. Twenty five hits in 500 at-bats is fifty points, okay? There's six months in a season. That's about twenty five weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week, just one, a gork, a ground ball - a ground ball with eyes! - you get a dying quail, just one more dying quail a week and you're in Yankee Stadium. You still don't know what I'm talking about, do you?’”
- Lawrence “Crash” Davis (Perf. Kevin Costner), Bull Durham. Dir. Ron Shelton. Orion Pictures, 1988. Film.

Heading West
Not to see Oceans
Not to see Lakers
But to Show and Go
About the indefinite, uncertainty
the boundless, 
chance inspiration
I’m not bringing a hammer, but nails.
About what you don’t do, limit the strokes
looking for coherence with incompleteness
I don’t know

About the Artists:
​A fourth-generation Southern Californian, Robin Donaldson was born and raised within the SoCal surf and skate culture. Before founding ShubinDonaldson, he received a Bachelor’s in Studio Art at UCSB, focusing on painting and printmaking. He then attended the Southern California Institute of Architecture, receiving his Master of Architecture and winning the Henry Adams Medal. During his SCI_Arc studies, Robin began working with Morphosis Architects and served as the Project Architect on the Crawford Residence. In 1990, Donaldson founded ShubinDonaldson Architects. Today he lectures at AIA events, academic institutions, devotes time to AIA advisory boards, and serves on community planning advisory boards across Southern California. 

Donaldson’s creative force is at the heart of advancing SD’s design ethos. He leads the firms’ investigations between buildings and topography/landscape integration, representation and drawing sensibilities, and unique fabrication methodologies. His interest in exploring new possibilities for conventional building typologies also includes leading ShubinDonaldson’s research and development efforts.

Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture. Jones’ work has been exhibited widely and can be found in the permanent collections of major museums around the world. Princeton Architectural Press has published two monographs of his work, El Segundo and Instrumental Form. A third volume, tentatively titled Alameda, is in the works. A recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of the Arts and Letters, Jones has been named one of the 30 Most Admired Educators in the country in the Design Intelligence Survey of Architectural Education. He currently teaches in the graduate architecture program at the University of Southern California.

Thomas Prinz is an architect and fine artist based in Omaha, Nebraska.  He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. In 1990, Prinz established Arc-Studio to explore the disciplines of art and architecture.  He creates works with thoughts of structures as well as paying homage to many past great artists like Giotto.  His works are collages, monotype and digital prints on paper.

Francesco X. Siqueiros graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1973, and from the Sorbonne in Paris, France, with bachelor’s degree in Plastic Arts in 1974. In 1983 he returned to California to do graduate work concentrating in lithography at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In 1990, he founded El Nopal Press, which continues to thrive today from a studio located in Downtown Los Angeles. The conceptual focus of El Nopal is to underline the heterogeneity of cultural production and to question the hegemony of a dominant cultural perspective. Prints from the archives have been collected by; Museum of Modern Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Grunwald Art Center for the Graphic Arts, Getty Research Center of
Photography, Mexican Art Museum, Chicago, Museo de la Estampa, Mexico City, Instituto de Arte Grafíco de Oaxaca. among others.


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