Saturday, April 25, 2020

JUST BETWEEN US Wesley Anderegg, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Maria Rendón







NEW PUBLICATION:
 

Tessmer, Jeremy. Just Between Us: Wesley Anderegg, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Maria Rendon. Santa Barbara, CA: Sullivan Goss, 2013.

INVENTORY ID  123456

Available through Blurb for $53.74 + shipping.

Hardbound. 44 pages.
With essay by Jeremy Tessmer, brief biography on each artist, selected exhibition history for each artist. With 37 plates. ​​

Reviews:
Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine
Montecito Journal




Press Release

OPENING RECEPTION: 1ST THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, FROM 5 - 8PM

Sullivan Goss is pleased to present the work of three new artists to the gallery: Wesley Anderegg, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, and Maria Rendón. Is it a group show or three solo shows packed into one room? It’s both. United by certain themes and stylistic tendencies and yet distinctive in their approach, these three artists have agreed to share a space to see what develops.

All three artists share an interest in the ability of art to tell stories, but these are not the narrative paintings of yore. These paintings and sculptures do not report on great battles or illustrate biblical parables. Instead, the works contain personal stories – even secret stories – drawn from the lives of the artists. Love, loss, family, friendship, discovery, regret, and the occasional joke inspire them. A certain Surrealist inflection – often of a specifically Western or Latin American heritage - can also be seen and felt. Indeed, these artists operate a lot on intuition. If their works expose such personal information, they also conceal certain crucial details. It is a familiar posture in the age of Facebook and Twitter, where the boundaries between and public and private are so easily blurred. Viewers might get an idea of the story and its emotional message without quite knowing the specifics. In that way, the universals of human experience are explored in terms both personal and highly subjective.

WESLEY ANDEREGG received a degree from Arizona State University. He has been an artist in residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado and at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. He has had 22 solo exhibitions in 26 years and has lectured and been published widely. In particular, he has been featured in three of Lark Books’ successful ceramics publications: 500 Ceramic Sculptures, 500 Clay Figures, and Handbuilt Ceramics.

RAFAEL PEREA DE LA CABADA received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City and received his MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently teaches Advanced Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College. In 2011, he completed a tile mural with designer Richard Irvine on the West Beach promenade, and last year, he had a mid career retrospective at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.

MARIA RENDÓN received a BFA from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and another BFA from Art Center College of Design. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After establishing a major career in illustration, she has reoriented herself towards fine art with works exhibited at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Forum, the Atkinson Gallery at SBCC, Lotusland, and the Channing Peake Gallery.





Monday, February 10, 2020

La exposición Aguipiente y Serguila llegará a la Unidad Xochimilco de la UAM



 AGUIPIENTE Y SERGUILA




La exposición Aguipiente y Serguila llegará a la Unidad Xochimilco de la UAM

Será inaugurada el miércoles 12 de febrero y estará abierta al público hasta el 19 de marzo

El autor de la muestra reflexiona sobre la realidad, desgarrada y en plena transformación, del México actual

La exposición itinerante Aguipiente y Serguila, un México para armar –del artista plástico Rafael Perea de la Cabada– llegará a la Unidad Xochimilco de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) para reflexionar sobre “la realidad, desgarrada y en plena transformación, del México de hoy”.
La Sala Leopoldo Méndez de Galería del Sur de la Casa abierta al tiempo albergará la muestra del pintor originario de la Ciudad de México, que ya se presentó en la Unidad Iztapalapa de la Casa abierta al tiempo, y que en esta ocasión añadirá el óleo La victoria.
Compuesta por pinturas y esculturas en vidrio, madera y acero, se inspira “en el relato fundacional de la confrontación y unidad entre el águila y la serpiente, interpretado y recreado sin condicionantes o mandatos, desde la realidad nacional repleta de antinomias que dan al país movimiento, mas también lo bloquean”.
También invita a pensar en el pasado, presente y futuro, a partir de la imagen simbólica del águila y la serpiente, así como ofrecer a la comunidad de la UAM un motivo para reflexionar y, al mismo tiempo, para gozar a partir de un vínculo con el arte.

El autor, quien realizó sus primeros estudios en la Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda (1980-1985) y posteriormente en la Universidad de California, en Santa Bárbara (1987-1989), precisa que se trata de un relato “desde un México que reclama un nuevo acoplamiento para su reconstrucción y futuro”.
Perea de la Cabada ha expuesto en forma individual Pintura, Gráfica y Mixta, en el Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, en 1986; Spaces We Touch/Espacios Que Tocamos, en el Architectural Foundation Gallery de Santa Barbara, California, en 2011, y Rafael Perea de la Cabada, The Impossibility of Logic, en el California State University Channel Islands, en 2014, entre otras.
También ha colaborado en los proyectos colectivos Sin Motivos Aparentes II, en el Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, en 1986, y My Dog is my Home, The Experience of Human-Animal Homelessness, en el National Museum of Animals & Society de Los Angeles, California, en 2013.
Además ha participado en la Primera Bienal de la Habana, Cuba, en 1984; la VII y la X Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, en Puerto Rico, en los años 1986 y 1993, respectivamente; la VI Bienal Iberoamericana, en el Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, en 1988, y en la Art Faculty Biennial de la Santa Barbara City College, en 2014.
Parte de su obra está incluida en las colecciones del Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art; el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo en Zagreb, Croacia; el Museo de Arte de Santa Bárbara, en California; el Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, y el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, en San Juan de Puerto Rico, entre otras instituciones.

Aguipiente y Serguila, un México para armar, cuya primera presentación tuvo lugar en la Unidad Iztapalapa, como parte de las celebraciones del 45 aniversario de la UAM, será inaugurada el miércoles 12 de febrero, a las 13:00 horas, en la Sala Leopoldo Méndez de la Galería del Sur, ubicada en el edificio central, planta baja, de la Unidad Xochimilco y estará abierta al público hasta el 19 de marzo de 2020.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford








































Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 7, 2019
5-8 p.m.
Channing Peake Gallery


The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford, a new multimedia exhibition showcasing works by local artists. The exhibition is on view until spring 2020.(Note: Nancy Gifford’s large-scale piece, LAMENT, is now on permanent view at the Santa Barbara Public Library Central Branch.)

The public is invited to an opening reception during the November 1st Thursday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m.Thursday,November7at the Channing Peake Gallery located in the County Administration Buildingat 105 E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.

In 2018, Michael and Nancy Gifford donated almost 300 pieces by local artists to the County. Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford an inaugural exploration of the recently acquired collection, acting as a springboard for future projects and exhibitions countywide. This public debut highlights the talent and diversity of artists living and practicing in Santa Barbara County.

Artist and long-time County Art in Public Places Committee member Cynthia Martin and County Office of Arts and Culture Curator Julia Rutherford Daly served as co-curators of the exhibition that was produced by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

ABOUT THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE 
The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture serves under the County’s Community Services Department as the local governmental umbrella for all arts and culture projects and programs within Santa Barbara County. The agency represents a longstanding partnership between the Santa Barbara County and the City of Santa Barbara. For more than 30 years, both governments have shared resources and staff to maximize support for arts and culture institutions, programs, initiatives and projects.For more information, go to https://www.sbac.ca.gov/.

ABOUT THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION 
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is a 15-member County Commission appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, with three members from each of the five supervisorial districts who make recommendations to the Board on cultural arts policy. The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission was founded in 1977 by the County Board of Supervisors to act as coordinator and catalyst, bringing government, artist and public together for the cultural benefit of all

News Media Contact: 
October 31, 2019 ARTS AND CULTURE No. 19-024
Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director 
(805) 568-3992, Sarah@sbac.ca.gov

re•col•lec•tion


 

 

 

  

Vita Art Center

re•col•lec•tion 

Preview Celebration, Saturday, November 23, 4-7pm 
Enjoy complimentary cocktails by locally owned Ventura Spirits  
$10., (Members Free)

First Fridays, Free Community Opening: Friday, December 6 from 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: November 23 thru December 20, 2019

Join us for our small works holiday show, an exhibition featuring 29 artists selected from the many outstanding artists that have shown at Vita Art Center over the past 11 years

Richard Amend • Mike Blaha • Hilary Brace•Ralph Corners • Russell Crotty• Linda Ekstrom• Colin Fraser Gray • Dane Goodman • Scott Gordon • MB Hanrahan • Lynn Hanson • Joanne Julian • Dan Levin • Hugh Margerum • John Nava• Mary Neville • Rafael Perea De La Cabada • Susan Petty • Peggy Pownall• Astrid Preston • Bob Privitt • John Robertson • Rick Stich • Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend • John White • Jennifer Wolf • Hiroko Yoshimoto

100 GRAND, 2019





















100 GRAND, 2019
Sullivan Goss Gallery
DECEMBER 2, 2019 - FEBRUARY 3, 2020
Opening: Thursday, December 5th, 5-8 pm.
https://www.sullivangoss.com/exhibitions/100-grand-2019

 

Press Release

OPENING RECEPTION: 1st THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th | FROM 5-8pm
It’s that time of year again! Sullivan Goss is pleased to announce the ELEVENTH annual 100 GRAND exhibition. Featuring 102 quality works of art for $1,000 or less, the exhibition has become an incubator of emerging talent, an entryway for beginning collectors, a holiday celebration in the art community, and an ever timely reminder that everyone’s life is improved by the addition of original works of art.

The exhibition opens on 1st Thursday in December (12/5). Last year, over a thousand people attended over the course of the evening. December’s 1st Thursday at Sullivan Goss has become one of the area’s must-attend events of the year– a chance for artists and collectors to get together, network, and celebrate the accomplishments of another year in art.
100 GRAND will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, assemblage and sculpture by emerging and established artists that are priced to sell and sized (for the most part) to fit into smaller spaces. For this year’s exhibition, Contemporary Curator Susan Bush was able to secure work from many of last year’s best-selling artists, but there are more than a dozen new artists who have never before shown with Sullivan Goss.

Often, the gallery will use the 100 GRAND exhibition as a proving ground to see what new ideas, aesthetics, materials, or artists will find an audience. With 100 GRAND, new and younger collectors can begin to acquire and learn about original art from a serious gallery at an affordable price. With emerging artists, collectors get an opportunity to “get in on the ground floor.” For the gallery’s regular roster of successful, mid-career artists, collectors get an opportunity to buy works below market rate. For these reasons, sales are usually brisk. Since its first come first serve, buyers are encouraged to arrive early and to act fast.
Works will be for sale in advance of the reception, starting on Monday, December 2nd at 9am.

ARTISTS INCLUDED:
Meredith Brooks Abbott, Whitney Brooks Abbott, Christina Atlfeld, Scott Anderson, Doug Andrews, Tony Askew, Sophia Beccue, Susan Belloni, Pamela Benham, Kit Boise-Cossart, Claudia Borfiga, Ken Bortolazzo, Liz Brady, Lisabette Brinkman, Phoebe Brunner, Erika Carter, Chris Chapman, Patricia Chidlaw, Cathy Clemens, Connie Connally, Tom DeWalt, David Diamant, Carol Dixon, Kris Doe, Lee Anne Dollison, Cass Ensberg, Jon Francis, Rosemarie Gebhart, Steven Gilbar, Kevin Gleason, Robin Gowen, Ruthy Green, Inga Guzyte, Skye Gwilliam, Bay Hallowell, Jean-Marie Hamel, Holli Harmon, James Hodgson, Nathan Huff, Deanna Hunt, John Iwerks, Kathleen Klein-Wakefield, Mary-Austin Klein, Onno Kok, Marilee Krause, Julika Lackner, Veronica Lambert, Pamela Larson Toscher, Dan Levin, Leslie Lewis-Sigler, Michael Long, Mark Lozano, Laurie MacMillan, Hugh Margerum, Cynthia Martin, Larry McAdams, Virginia McCracken, Susan McDonnell, Kerry Methner, Jon Ng, Amber O’Neill, Barbara Parmet, Tom Pazderka, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Angela Perko, Hank Pitcher, Sam Rankin, Joan Rosenberg-Dent, Bradford Salamon, Susan Savage, Paul Schurch, Susan Shapiro, Lanny Sherwin, Kerrie Smith, Libby Smith, Megan Stirling, Nicole Strasburg, Patricia Sueme, Tracey Sylvester-Harris, Bart Tarman, Andrew Thill, James David Thomas, Susan Tibbles, Dug Uyesaka, Karen Valle, Sue Van Horsen, Sarah Vedder, Deborah Veldkamp, Nina Warner, Frank Whipple, Roe Ann White, Monica Wiesblott, Sarah Woodburn, Karen Zazon, Abigail Zimmerman, Michelle Zuzalek.


Image credit:
Rafael Perea de la Cabada
Caracol, 2019
10 x 13 inches
(16 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches, framed)
Conte crayon, charcoal/paper
Signed

Friday, October 4, 2019

La UAM abre la muestra AGUIPIENTE Y SERGUILA y los festejos por su 45 aniversario

 
 
La UAM abre la muestra Aguipiente y Serguila y los festejos por su 45 aniversario

 

 

La exposición itinerante recorrerá las cinco unidades académicas de esta casa de estudios

La muestra itinerante Aguipiente y Serguila, un México para armar –inaugurada hoy– abrió un diálogo estético entre el arte, la historia y el presente a través del color y el trazo, y marcó el inicio de los festejos conmemorativos por los 45 años de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM).
La exposición, con obra del maestro Rafael Perea de la Cabada (Ciudad de México, 1961), propone desde su título un juego de palabras “que hace referencia al mito fundacional de nuestro país y nos invita a reflexionar a partir de entregarnos al arte, que es tan importante en nuestras vidas”, sostuvo el doctor Eduardo Peñalosa Castro, rector general de la Institución.
Además de que fue abierta en una fecha significativa: la conmemoración del quinto aniversario de la desaparición de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa, añadió.
Acompañado por el maestro Federico Bañuelos, coordinador de Extensión Universitaria, el doctor Rodrigo Díaz Cruz, rector de la Unidad Iztapalapa, aseguró que se trata de “una exhibición que nos invita a pensar en nuestro pasado, presente y futuro, a partir de la imagen simbólica del águila y la serpiente”.
El maestro Eduardo Isaac Egurrola, curador de la exposición, destacó que el objetivo es ofrecer a la comunidad de la UAM un motivo para reflexionar y, al mismo tiempo, para gozar a partir de un vínculo con el arte.
“A 45 años de contar con la UAM tenemos que celebrar que estamos en un país donde podemos ver con optimismo la posibilidad de armar y rearmarlo porque somos educadores y la mejor forma es que los jóvenes tengan un futuro”.
Las instituciones de educación superior son el pilar de este país, de ahí que se tiene que pensar en proyectos de colaboración en torno a los grandes problemas que enfrenta México para que todo el potencial y el valor científico y cultural de instituciones como la UAM se expresen con fuerza.
El artista Rafael Perea de la Cabada, quien lleva más de dos décadas en Estados Unidos, dijo sentirse contento y agradecido de regresar a exponer en su país “para plasmar artística y visualmente nuestra identidad y una nueva mexicanidad caracterizada por unamezcla de razas, puntos de vista, polaridades, diferencias internas y aceptación”.
Avecindado en Santa Bárbara, California, cuenta con una fructífera trayectoria como artista plástico en la que destacan numerosas expresiones artísticas como la pintura, el grabado, la escultura, la instalación, la escenografía teatral, el arte público y la curaduría.
La exposición inicia con la obra plástica Nueva Mexicanidad, en la que combina diferentes técnicas para continuar con la serie de dibujos Aguipiente y la Serguila, en los que plasma avances, retrocesos y fuerza espiritual de los mexicanos.
Prosigue con la instalación Los que nos faltan, que aborda el respeto a la vida, a la existencia y el requisito indispensable de la inclusión de todos los mexicanos; la pintura Un México para armar, representado por una mujer fecunda y bella dispuesta a darle vida a la nación reconstruida, y cierra nuevamente con el punto de partida, la Nueva mexicanidad, como materialización de una obra colectiva.
Con la colaboración del Taller Vida y Arte, la exposición visitará de manera alterna las cinco unidades de la UAM –Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa, Xochimilco y Lerma–, con el objetivo de ponerla al alcance de toda la comunidad.
Aguipiente y Serguila, un México para armar se exhibirá hasta el viernes 22 de noviembre en la Galería de Arte Iztapalapa, ubicada en Avenida San Rafael Atlixco 186, colonia Vicentina.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Drawing Room @ Vita Art Center




First Fridays Ventura @ Vita Art Center. The Drawing Room featuring drawings by 15 artists,
Gail Pine in the CabadaGray gallery, artisan market, tacos, see you there!


THE DRAWING ROOM
Vita Art Center is pleased to present The Drawing Room, A group exhibit featuring 15 contemporary artists for whom drawing is the major focus of their work.

Preview Champagne Reception: Saturday, July 27 from 4-7pm 
(Free to Vita Art Center Members or $10 for non-members)

Community Opening: Friday August 2 from 6-9pm.

Gallery Hours: Wed-Saturday from 10am-4 p.m.
or by appointment.


Scott Anderson

Eric Beltz

Hilary Brace

Russell Crotty

Ann Diener 

Colin Fraser Gray 

Dane Goodman

Lynn Hanson

Nathan Huff



Rafael Perea de la Cabada



Karl Swanson