Myth of the West

Myth of the West is a collective exhibition representing inspired, challenging, inventive ideas and interpretations of western culture: past, present or future; real or make-believe. There are nine distinct installations and exhibits displayed throughout the airport by nine different artists and organizations that present new perspectives on subjects pertaining to their own mythologies and/or the American West. This year-long exhibition is intended to create an imaginative and interactive experience for airport visitors.

The goal of this exhibition is to present meaningful and relevant installations and displays that respond to one theme throughout the airport. Selected by a guest curator, the nine participants chosen based on their creativity, unique use of media, and relevance to the theme: The Myth of the West.

Jeff Kirkeeng
The Paul J. Price Collection
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Dani Dodge
Robin Przybysz
San Diego Air and Space Museum
Birth of the New

Kareem Ralph Amin

As an abstract painter, Kareem Ralph Amin's images and patterns textural patterns distinctively creates a contrasting color-palette brought to life bountifully with warm and neutral colors. Amin uses charcoal and oil on the surface of the canvas and experiments with layering patterns that become augmented by one medium and loosened with another medium. Mysterious figures begin to emerge through an interlacing of patterns and a depth of layering.

Birth of the New
Kareem Ralph Amin
Calfornia Least Tern

San Diego International Airport

Terminal 2 East, Post-Security
The airport shares the airfield with the least tern for use as a nesting habitat. This provides the birds with easy access to a nearby food source at the San Diego Bay. The airport’s Environmental Affairs Department works alongside the San Diego Zoological Society to protect the California least tern’s nesting habitat. The critical nesting site is considered to be one of the most productive least tern nesting sites in Southern California.

California Least Tern at San Diego International Airport
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