Press - 02/20/2013

MiraCosta College’s Art Gallery Features Art by Brothers

O Brother, Where's Art Now?

The art exhibit “O Brother, Where’s Art Thou?,” featuring the work of sibling artists Matt  Driggs and Adam Rompel, will be on display March 5–April 4 in the Kruglak Gallery, located inside the student center at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside.

Driggs and Rompel independently found their way into the art world, each securing their unique methods of expression. They have each found success, exhibiting in galleries and museums in the U.S. and in international venues. “O Brother, Where’s Art Thou?” is the first exhibition to bring together the work of the brothers in the spirit of collaboration, or perhaps sibling rivalry. 

Matt Driggs graduated from NYU with a Master of Fine Arts and lives and works in Los Angeles. His recent social artwork entitled “Octupy” was featured in the Rose Parade and covered by press from the Huff Post to UK Mail.  He was the chief preparatory for USC’s Fisher Gallery, as well as a curator for RAID Projects in Los Angeles. 

Adam Rompel received his BFA from UC Berkeley and graduated with Distinction from London’s Central Saint Martins with a Master of Art. He established his name as curator by opening the Lucky Tackle Gallery in Oakland.  His work is based on conceptual practice and has been exhibited in San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam, and London, among others.  Currently he resides and works in London.

A free reception will be held Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., and presentations by the artists will be held the same day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

The Kruglak Gallery hours are Mondays/Tuesdays 2:30–7:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays/Thursdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The gallery will be closed March 11–14 for spring break. Admission is free. 

For additional information, contact gallery director Diane Adams at (760) 795-6657. 

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