Feb. 20 2013 12:00 AM

Sezio and Yeller Studio's art show lives up to the hype

Parachute Factory
Checking out one of 'Parachute Factory's
interactive installations
Photo by Alex Zaragoza
There was a lot of talk surrounding Parachute Factory, the one-night-only exhibition that took place on two floors in an empty building in Downtown last Saturday. During a preview walk-through of the space, I saw the beginnings of what was to be an ambitious show. 

Parachute Factory didn't disappoint, with room after room of interesting, large-scale pieces and murals and small crevices filled with high-concept video art. There was even an entire room dedicated to Michael Jordan's birthday.

If you missed it, check out some images from the show. Or, if you'd like to see it in person, Parachute Factory will be opening again from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Just RSVP to info@yellerstudio.com with your name, number of guests and which day and time you'd like to wander the exhibition. Unfortunately, some of the artists have already taken down their installations, but what's still up is definitely worth checking out.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28