Jose Parral Co-Creates Bench Party at Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego invites the public to experience its latest temporary art exhibit, “Bench Party,” installed at the north end of Bayside Park, 999 Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista.

“Bench Party” was created by Woodbury School of Architecture professor and designer Jose Parral together with Tasia Paulson. It is comprised of more than 30 wood and steel sculptures that function as benches. The sculptures are artistically arranged in clusters around the site, creating gathering spaces to activate the area. The artists also envisioned the installation as a way for the public to enjoy the unique vantage points of South San Diego Bay’s natural and industrial landscapes.

“Bench Party” will be on view through May 20, 2017.

Parral and Paulson are a California-based art and design team whose work crosses over between landscape urbanism and public art. Their combined experience includes international collaborations as part of the InSite 05 exhibition in the San Diego/Tijuana border region, as well as in Rome, New York City, and San Francisco.

“Bench Party” is presented by the Port of San Diego’s Office of Arts & Culture as part of its curatorial program. The Office of Arts & Culture is focused on creating a vibrant waterfront destination with innovative artworks, cultural programming, and activation opportunities that enhance the visual excitement and cultural richness of District tidelands.

Bench Party at the Port of San Diego

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