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Clothing Optional (Call for Entries)
Juror: David Elder
Exhibit Dates: October 30 – November 28
Opening Reception November 1, 4 – 6 pm
“Clothing Optional,” a juried exhibition of imaginatively interpreted artwork inspired by a purposely ambiguous subject, opens October 30 and runs through November 28 at the Blackboard Gallery of Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Old Town Camarillo. The free artists’ reception and cash award presentation is on Saturday, November 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The juror was sculptor David Elder.
Lucia Grossberger Morales, “Sacred Bots”
Eileen Hyman, “Knowing. Remembering”
Erik Reel, “Silence”
Exhibit Dates December 4 – 26
Opening Reception December 6, 4- 6 pm
Lucia Grossberger Morales, “Sacred Bots” Robots and Moving Paintings Reflect Artist’s Passion for Technology
After painter Lucia Grossberger Morales saw her first Apple II computer in 1979, she sold her new house, and with those profits bought the computer and the time to learn how to communicate with it. The artist’s continuing passion for creating art supported and inspired by technology is evident in her most recent “Sacred Bots” acrylic paintings and “Moving Paintings,” on exhibition at the Blackboard Gallery of Studio Channel Islands Art Center from December 4- 26. The free reception is Saturday, December 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The brushstrokes in “Moving Paintings” are generated completely from computer code. The “Sacred Bots” painting series was inspired by Morales’ passion for robots and questions about why some cultures are more accepting of them than others. Creating the series also raised first time questions for the artist about how to reconcile her positive attitudes toward technology with its negative impacts.
Morales’ interactive installations, videos and CD-ROMs have been exhibited in museums, galleries and film shows in the United States, Latin America and Europe, locally including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art. The artist also coauthored AppleVisions for which Steve Wozniak wrote the foreword, and Designer’s Tool Kit, a graphics program published by Apple Computer, Inc. She currently has a studio at Studio Channel Islands Art Center and lives in both Camarillo and Palm Springs.
Eileen Hyman, “Knowing. Remembering” Nurturing Alternatives Sought In Artist’s Quest
In the 40 years that Eileen G. Hyman has been making art, her quest always centers around the nature of existence, with art her means to explore the unknown. See where Hyman’s search takes her in her exhibit “Knowing . Remembering”.
Hyman works in several mediums and processes. She observes that her paintings of figurative images, collage made of found objects, and artist books and boxes all nurture her ongoing investigation into the mysteries and relationship between mankind and the universe. In this search she hopes to find nurturing alternatives to what she calls “the rage of our time.”
Erik Reel, “Silence” Erik Reel Paintings Continue Exploration of Mark-Making
Contemporary artist Erik Reel continues his explorations of mark-making and signification in “Silence,” an exhibition of recent works.
In 2009 Reel began a series of paintings exploring the nature of human mark-making, which he describes as “something that separates us from what came before.” Reel’s work is influenced by an infinite range of sources, including micro-and nano-photography, poorly erased whiteboards, improvisational music, abandoned industrial sites, hieroglyphs, wars, concrete, cytoplasm, wood, other painters, scratched surfaces, blizzards, typography, the human voice, the inside of an eyeball, the improvisational traditions of the Indian sub-continent.
Reel is represented in collections worldwide, including New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, and San Diego. He has written on art for such publications as Art Week, wrote a weekly column on the arts for the Bellevue Journal-American, was arts editor for the Seattle Voice city magazine, and sat on the Seattle Arts Commission Special Task Forces for Media and for Educational Institutions in the Arts. A graduate of the University of Washington, he also taught art at Seattle Central Community College. Today Reel maintains his studio in Ventura, California.
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