Humanities Center Gallery

Combat Arts San Diego

Full Immersion: An American Patrol Base in Iraq

1 February – 3 March 2017

Humanities Center Gallery

Serra Hall

The exhibition Full Immersion: An American Patrol Base in Iraq transforms the gallery space into a reproduction of an American patrol base that would have been utilized during the post-911 war in Iraq. The installation is an immersive experience that allows for an intimate glimpse into the workings and daily life of a patrol base. All of the objects, sounds, and imagery seen in the installation represent the firsthand experiences of two Marine combat veterans from Combat Arts San Diego who developed and constructed this project. 

Combat Arts is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves post-911 service members who have sustained physical and psychological injuries in combat. They are composed of professional and veteran artists who employ the making and viewing of art as a therapeutic tool to help combat veterans reduce stress, pain, and anxiety, while increasing community engagement between military and civilian populations. 

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday: noon - 5:00pm

Related Events

Opening Reception

February 1, 2017
Humanities Center, Serra Hall Room 200
Light Refreshments will be served.

Panel Discussion

"Listen, Connect, Rethink: Veterans and Art"
February 15, 2017
Peace and Justice Theatre, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

A conversation between five post-911 combat veterans who will address alternative medicines that they have utilized, and believe other veterans can access, to get on a holistic path to recovery from the psychological and physical injuries that are sustained in war. This discussion will illustrate the positive mental health benefits of making and viewing art, and how art can serve as a catalyst for better understanding between the civilian and military populations.

Contact Information

University Galleries
Founders Hall 102
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7516