In Old Town Camarillo

Gallery
2222 Ventura Blvd.

Studios
2222 Ventura Blvd.

(805) 383-1368
info@studiochannelislands.org

Exhibits


••• Current Show •••

Our Gallery is open Tue from 11 to 3pm, Wed – Fri 11 – 5pm and Sat 10 – 3pm

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Jordan Poe, Mike Pecsok, and Patrick Fisher

Exhibit Dates: July 30th- August 28th

Opening Reception: Reception Sat, Aug 1st

The show during August at the Blackboard Gallery features a photographic exhibit by Jordan Poe, woodworking by Mike Pecsok and abstract and portrait art by Patrick Fisher. An artist’s reception will take place on Saturday, August 1, from 4-6pm.

Jordan Poe, a recent graduate of Cal State Channel Islands, presents a collection of his works in “Untitled #1”. Jordan utilizes a range of photographic methods to illustrate personal experiences, physical and social scientific elements and abstract ideas such as greed, absurdity, curiosity, disillusionment, death, despair, hope and the human condition. Using a range of photographic methods, Jodan’s mission is to create unique, thought-provoking and visually stunning imagery that can provide lifelong intellectual value.   

The art of woodworking comes to life in the creative hands of Mike Pecsok. “I’ll Be In My Shop” highlights his three-dimensional creations that combine form with function. All of his work is done manually using hand tools, techniques and machinery available since the industrial revolution. Each object is refined until its lines please his artistic eye. He appreciates thoughtful transitions between planes and axes, flowing shapes and the ability to incorporate the wood’s unique features to compliment the piece’s construction.

Patrick Fisher’s art is forever changing and reflective of his life. He uses it meditatively as personal therapy and to problem solve. Three years ago, he blended his former life as a personal trainer with his present life as artist and owner of The Gamut Compound. Working with a variety of media, Patrick creates abstract and portrait art. He recently joined other artists to create the mural at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. His show is titled “The Purpose of Life is Living”.

 

Coming Up:

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“Love”

Paintings by Michael Pearce

Exhibit Dates: September 3 - 25

Opening Reception Saturday, September 5, 4 – 6 pm

Artist Talk Saturday, September 19, 3 pm

Michael Pearce started working on the oil paintings for his show “Love” after he published his book, “Art in the Age of Emergence”, a book about the aesthetics of representational art in the emergent age. The works in the show reflect his obsession with depicting the sharing of minds and the elusiveness of knowing another person. “They are paintings of the feeling you get when you love; they emphasize the fragile unity of mind meeting mind.”

“You can never really understand what is going on in someone else’s head. You can never, ever, really connect. The closest we get to it is in love.” Through his work, Pearce chases the idea that you can reach out to somebody and experience a connection with them. By doing this, he is painting love.

“In the twentieth century we were focused on trying to make something new after the devastation of World War One and World War Two, but in this century our collective culture has very different ideas about our priorities, and we’re much more focused on how we live together, how we communicate and how we might love one another.”

Much of Pearce’s art is figurative and allegorical. He uses oil paint to transform canvases into stories that embrace the magic and romance of an earlier era. He uses conceptual themes that capture his audience by encouraging their individual imaginative interpretation of the events he has painted. There’s meaning here – a reconstruction of ideas bigger than self– that makes these paintings feel greater than their already large size.

Born in England, Michael Pearce came to Southern California in 1990 where he now works and lives. He is the curator of the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, Associate Professor of Art at California Lutheran University, and an accomplished oil painter, installation designer, and award-winning theatrical scenic designer. He claims that teaching painting and drawing to CLU students is the most rewarding job of his life. Michael’s paintings are in the following collections: oil heir Andrew Getty, Rap Mogul Percy Miller (Master P), movie director Jennifer Lynch, rapper Corey Miller (C-Murder), In Living Color creator Kim Bass, superstar Snoop Dogg, The Carsey Werner Company, San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, actor Shane Brolly, E.P. Graphics, director Alon Aranya, Skinny Puppy singer Kevin “Ohgr” Ogilvie, CLU Professor Sue Bauer.

He will discuss his new book “Art and the Age of Emergence” at a talk on Saturday, September 19th at 3pm in the Blackboard Gallery. The public is invited free of charge.

 

 

October: Day of the Dead Memento Mori, with Mark Fegundis and Ashley Fisher,  CfE

  • October 1st-23rd
  • Reception Sat, October 3rd

November: Tom and Patti Post, with Kerry Methner

  • Runs 5th-27th
  • Reception Sat, November 7th

December: Annual Membership Show, CfE

  • December 3rd – 29th
  • Reception Sat, December 5th

Schedule is subject to change.


 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm

Wednesday through Friday 11 am – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am  – 3 pm

Studio Channel Islands Art Center announces its open call for the exhibit “Americana” to be held in the Blackboard Gallery July 2nd- July 24th of 2015. Americana, is a juried group art exhibit displaying works that embody America. The Blackboard Gallery invites the submission of works that speak of each artist’s very personal relationship with America, evoking the unique and complex layers that remind us of our shared journey.

Show your work side by side with photographs by Joseph Sohm, an American history teacher turned photo-historian. Over 30 years, he photographed the 50 states and has published his images more than 50,000 times in such publications as National Geographic, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, as well as on CNN, ABC, PBS and MSNBC. Joseph Sohm will jury the entries.

The show during August at the Blackboard Gallery features a photographic exhibit by Jordan Poe, woodworking by Mike Pecsok and abstract and portrait art by Patrick Fisher.  An artist’s reception will take place on Saturday, August 1, from 4-6pm.
Jordan Poe, a recent graduate of Cal State Channel Islands, presents a collection of his works in “Untitled #1”. Jordan utilizes a range of photographic methods to illustrate personal experiences, physical and social scientific elements and abstract ideas such as greed, absurdity, curiosity, disillusionment, death, despair, hope and the human condition. Using a range of  photographic methods, Jodan’s mission is to create unique, thought-provoking and visually stunning imagery that can provide lifelong intellectual value.    The art of woodworking comes to life in the creative hands of Mike Pecsok.  “I’ll Be In My Shop” highlights his three dimensional creations that combine form with function. All of his work is done manually using hand tools, techniques and machinery available since the industrial revolution.  Each object is refined until its lines please his artistic eye.  He appreciates thoughtful transitions between planes and axes, flowing shapes and the ability to incorporate the wood’s unique features to compliment the piece’s construction.
Patrick Fisher’s art is forever changing and reflective of his life. He uses it meditatively as personal therapy and to problem solve. Three years ago, he blended his former life as personal trainer with his present life as artist and owner of The Gamut Compound. Working with a variety of media, Patrick creates abstract and portrait art.  He recently joined other artists to create the mural at Studio Channel Islands Art Center.  His show is titled “The Purpose of Life is Living”.