Please join me here in Santa Barbara for First Thursday opening reception at at Casa Magazine’s office and gallery located at 23 E. Canon Perdido St.. this Thursday, February 5th from 5-8:00 PM. I have one piece in this juried show (see below). The show’s theme is Valentine’s Day.
Limited Palace Abstracts, AbstraX@Karpeles and the Santa Barbara Sculptures Guild Show have opened! Two shows and are at one venue. The Limited Palette Abstracts is located upstairs at the Karpeles Manuscript Library. The Santa Barbara Sculptures Guild Show is now open at the Faulkner Gallery in the downtown public Library. There will be a reception for the Guild show this Thursday, 5-7:30pm, Thursday January 8th.
My work at the Limited Palette show:
And two pieces at the Guild show at the Faulkner Gallery
This is selection of my iPad artwork. I refer to it as elecktro-sketching. I never would have imagined that one day I would be drawing with electrons.
These pieces are available for purchase as limited edition giclee prints.
Raizes y sombra
Raizes y sombra
One of my untitled pieces is hanging in an ongoing show at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Santa Barbara. There will be opening receptions on two First Thursdays, December 4 and March 5. Please drop by.
Now at the Karpeles:
I have finished my last panel for the Vera Cruz House here in Santa Barbara. The panel is a light-hearted flash-back of symbols of my time in Roma from ’58-’62’; La Boca de Verita, a Roman theatre mask and the She Wolf with Romulus & Remus.
On a recent trip to New York City I reconnected
with an old friend and fellow abstract artist, Peter
A. Bradley. We had not seen each other for over
Peter and I first met in Guatemala, where I was
serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He and his
Basenji dog Kota appeared at my door step lost,
looking for lodging. A Peace Corps colleague told
Reunited with Abstract Artist Friend
him to look for an artist named Michael living
in the town of Mixco, just outside of Guatemala
City. Peter ended up traveling with my black
Labrador Mars and me for three months,
throughout Guatemala. I learned that
Peter was an extraordinarily well-know
member of the arts scene in New York
City and an accomplished abstract artist.
He was a member of the color field
school. I also learned that his father was
Peter has done well as artist. On one
occasion he traded one of his paintings for
a brand new custom-made Ferrari. His
biography is impressive. Here is a link to
his web site: www.peterabradley.com
Our recent reunion was joyous. Peter
credits me with having saved him from
wandering aimlessly in the jungles of
Central America. On our most recent
vist we spent time at his East Village
apartment and then we travelled north
along the Hudson River to his studio and home
in Saugerties, near Rhinebeck, New York.
There I was able to view his recent work, as well as
some of his earlier pieces, including several
sculptures. It was inspirational experience.
Peter and I are committed to staying in touch.
We talked about him visiting Santa Barbara
and the possibility of Peter teaching an artist’s
workshop while he’s here. Perhaps organized by
the Abstract Art Collective.
Do you appreciate abstract art? Then take a moment and visit the Faulkner Gallery at the downtown library here in Santa Barbara to see one of the best art shows on the South Coast. I am happy to report have two pieces in this juried show. Hurry over. The show comes down this Friday, October 31st at 10 AM.
You are invited to visit Gallery 113 (http://sbartassoc.org/gallery-113/) Located at 1114 State Street in the picturesque La Arcada court in downtown Santa Barbara. Gallery 113 is open seven days a week, excluding major holidays. The gallery hours are: Monday- Saturday, 11am – 5pm and Sunday, 1 – 5pm. Call 965-6611 for more information.
I have two juried pieces that are in the show. Please stop by!
Thanks to my architect friend Glen Deisler who introduced me architect Jeff Shelton who designed the Vera Cruz House at 521 Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara. The house is unique as it is covered with paintings by local artists. I have contributed four paintings to the project, two of which have been mounted on the house. Treat yourself- stop by the house and feast your eyes. (It is a private residence, and you need permission to walk around the house).
Vera Cruz House, 521 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA_IMG_4912
Quality prints of my Vera Cruz paintings are available for purchase.
I have two pieces that were selected for the Santa Barbara Sculpture Guild show that opened September 4th. The show closes on September 27th. Please stop by for a visit.