Here | Hear


photo courtesy of Lana Z Caplan

A SHIP IN THE WOODS at Space 4 Art

Adam Belt
Lana Z Caplan
Francisco Eme
David White
Matthew Hebert
Andrew Hunter
Morgan Mandalay
Max Nanis
Gabie Strong


curated by Lianne Thompson Mueller

Since the fall of 2010, A SHIP IN THE WOODS has been a community-driven hub for art and culture set in a mid-century modern home on acre of densely vegetated land in Del Mar. The house presented a unique opportunity to showcase art in a domestic setting and functioned as a venue for displaying world-class works from both established and up-and-coming artists. After many successful events, a flourishing residency program, and demand for continued support of local innovative thinkers, A SHIP IN THE WOODS became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2013.

Sadly, after five years, the owners of the Del Mar property have announced the demolition date of the house. A SHIP IN THE WOODS is now in negotiations for a new permanent space, WSOHOIDPS while simultaneously continuing its residency program, events, collaborations, and elevated dialogues in art, science, and culture.

The artists of Space 4 Art curatorial group enthusiastically invited A SHIP IN THE WOODS to curate a summer art event while their galleries sit vacant between exhibitions. In addition to being a fundraiser for the new residency program, educational wing, and recording studio for their new location. 

Here/Hear is an event encompassing art, performance, music, film, and installation. During Here/Hear, artists will use sound, light, and physical experience to express their own perception of what it means to be “here.” Lana Caplan brings to us her visual interpretations from Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit. Adam Belt’s artwork illuminates images, which slowly appear from a barren frame of blackness. Morgan Mandulay reframes ordinary objects. Francisco Eme manipulates simple elements using natural reflection, refraction, and diffraction of sound to create an ethereal soundscape. Gabie Strong and Matthew Hebert bring us an interactive auditory landscape. These artists address question “Can we hear and see things differently for just a moment and how?”

The bands PRGRM and HEXA will be on stage throughout the evening.

Space 4 Art is a thriving arts center in San Diego’s East Village where artists live, work, and interact in an innovative and educational environment. As a community-driven arts organization, Space 4 Art recognizes the importance of funding and finding a permanent home. They are currently developing a plan to construct a facility in Sherman Heights, which will allow them to continue to fulfill their role as a hub for visual and performing artists, and an arts enrichment center for underserved members of the community.