May 25-June 16, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 24, 5:30-7:30 pm
This exhibition brings together work by graduating MFA students and is the result of two years of intensive artistic engagement. Works on view will include a variety of mediums and techniques. See the exhibition to learn what the next generation of artists are producing.
MFA Students: Alexander Bogdanov, Ryan Bulis, Sterling Crispin,
Alison Ho, Tristan Newcomb, Chris Silva, and Erik M. Sultzer
For additional information and websites for each student, CLICK HERE
ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM @ JANE DEERING GALLERY
June 14-September 7, 2013
This exhibition examines unrealized projects and alternative designs for landmark buildings in Santa Barbara. It covers State Street and outlying areas to show a different vision of the city imagined by various architects throughout the twentieth century from the Architectural Advisory Committee in the 1920s to redevelopment schemes in the 1970s and early 1980s. It is organized by Christina Chiang, Assistant Curator, and Chris Marino, Project Archivist, of the Architecture and Design Collection.
Ambassador Hotel, project (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 1922
Rendering by Lutah Maria Riggs, George Washington Smith papers.
July 13-September 22, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 12, 5:30-7:30 pm
Peake/Picasso looks at the unique friendship between two artists: Channing Peake (1910–1989) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Through photographs, prints, sculptures, drawings, paintings and ephemera from the 1940s–60s the exhibition will examine similarities in their artistic practices and lay bare their playful camaraderie. Their shared love of abstraction and an interest in the American west served as an important lynchpin in their relationship. In Picasso, Peake found similarities with his own artistic vision which privileged abstraction over realism and was based on investigating form and color. In Peake, Picasso found not only a fellow artist with whom to discuss art, but an embodiment of the mythical American west as Peake not only owned a ranch but captured everyday scenes including images of the landscape, animals, riding and farm machinery.
An accompanying installation of personal objects and photographs related to Channing Peake and his life will also be on view giving more insight into the life and career of this important Southern California artist. The exhibition will be documented by an exhibition catalog and will be complemented by a roster of related programs such as talks and musical performances.
Channing Peake and Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France, c. 1953. Photo taken by Frank Perls