“Hikers Resting Under Boulders, near Tinajas Altas, Camino del Diablo, Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, March, 2014” by John Brinton Hogan

A new exhibition at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park features 19 contemporary artists who boldly experiment with the transforming power of hue, saturation and light.

“High-Key Color in Southern Californa,” curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, presents a group of San Diego artists whose work leverages the Southern California region’s distinctive colors. The range of artwork includes painting, assemblage, video and installation, with each different medium creating a vibrant encounter for the senses.

Executive Director Jacqueline Silverman said the institute’s summer exhibition “brings together a visually vibrant collection of art that moves from the canvas into unexpected and extraordinary multimedia directions that reflect our distinctive sense of color and innovation in San Diego.”

The exhibit opened Saturday and runs through Aug. 12. The art institute is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The 77-year-old institute regularly features new work from artists who live in Southern California and Northern Baja.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.