Oceanside CA– MiraCosta College is proud to present ‘Bittersweet Satisfaction’ an art exhibit featuring the work of artist Alexis Zoto. This site-specific installation opens October 7 and continues through October 30 in the college’s Kruglak Gallery.
Alexis Zoto’s work is inspired by her ethnic heritage (Albanian Orthodox), art history, antiquities, family stories and her own experiences as a woman, wife and mother. Drawing from both high and low culture as a source of inspiration and materials, she uses motifs from traditional Albanian textiles, buttons, birds, lace, plates, chandelier and furniture parts and glass eyes in her work. From found materials and discarded furniture, Zoto creates work that is distinctly feminine and feminist with stories that often highlight struggles with acculturation.
A free reception will be held Thursday, October 23, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and talks by the artist will be held the same day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
MiraCosta College’s Kruglak Art Gallery is located in the Oceanside Campus Student Center, Bldg. 3400, located at 1 Barnard Drive. Admission is free. The Kruglak Gallery hours are Mondays/Tuesdays 2:30–7:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays/Thursdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is free. Obtain a free parking permit from Campus Police, Bldg. 1100 in lot 1A.