Nick Roth’s “Fates” is a semi-abstract, three-panel animation that explores the concept of destiny. It’s a 10-minute journey with the Greek deities Clotho (“The Spinner”), Lachesis (“The Alloter”) and Atropos (“The Unturnable”) who assign mortals their fates. Clotho spun the thread of life, Lachesis granted the length of life and Atropos ended life with her shears.
The installation encourages museum visitors to consider the events that make up their lives, including the unpredictability of those events and confrontations with the world.
Nick Roth began exhibiting multimedia installations in 2003. His work has been on view at the Guggenheim Museum, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
The new exhibit runs through March 1. The museum in Balboa Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It’s closed on Wednesdays.
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