Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Author:

wall space gallery
116 East Yanonali St C-1
Santa Barbara, California 93101

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT – Crista Dix
p. 805.637.3898
e. gallery@wall-spacegallery.com
Artist link – http://wall-spacegallery.com/displayArtist.php?artistID=456

Open Studio with Jade Doskow
Images from Left to Right –
San Antonio 1968 World’s Fair, “The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas,” Instituto Cultural De México, 2014
Chicago 1893 World’s Fair, “The Columbian Exposition,” Palace of Fine Arts with Japanese Garden, 2008
New York 1964 World’s Fair, “Peace Through Understanding,” Unisphere, 2009

Open Studio with Jade Doskow

Saturday, April 19 – 2pm

rsvp@wall-spacegallery.com

 

wall space gallery is pleased to bring New York-based photographer Jade Doskow to Santa Barbara for an artist talk focusing on her multi-year photographic project exploring the sites of former world’s fairs.

About Lost Utopias

To create this acclaimed body of work, Doskow has traveled the world since 2007 photographing remaining iconic world’s fair sites and structures. The developing product is a beautiful record of the trans-historical reach of these eminently contemporary events, available to modern viewers through their architectural remains. The images in Lost Utopias offer profound documentation of the glorious achievements, global aspirations, and historical styles associated with some of humankind’s loftiest events.  Along this journey Doskow has captured architectural icons from 20 cities large and small: the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome in Montréal, the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, the Atomium in Brussels.

A world’s fair is the stage par excellence for the display of national identities, the unveiling of sensational scientific discoveries, and the cosmopolitan opportunity of a lifetime. They are typically held on the peripheries of cities, temporarily transforming huge, unused plots of urban land into magical, otherworldly mini-cities populated by over-the-top architecture and stunning exhibits of culture and technology. Says Doskow “I have been visiting these unique sites and photographing them to capture the visual tension between the “lost utopias” represented by old fair structures and their meaning in a new temporal context. Visiting these sites, I see past decades and centuries crystallized in the remaining architecture and landscaping. …I have discovered that people become attached to the bizarre fair structures left in their hometowns. What remains after the fair closes is often more luck (the building didn’t burn down, there was not enough money to demolish) than planning, and through my pictures I illustrate the arbitrary nature of what we choose to keep, discard, or reuse on these sites.”

 Through this collection of images one can glean the birth of monuments and the cultural fascinations and dreams of past eras that spawned these unusual structures.  A world’s fair becomes an indelible aspect of the identities of hosting cities, as they remain home to the mysterious, grand, and poetically utopian mythologies still residing in remaining fair architecture.

 

About Jade Doskow –

Jade Doskow (b. 1978, Pennsylvania) is an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA in Philosophy of Art and Music from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA in Photography & Video from the School of Visual Arts. She is currently on the photography faculty of the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and was named by American Photo as ‘One to Watch’ in 2013. Doskow’s work—which has been exhibited internationally—focuses on the complex and often contradictory relationship between utopian architecture and the ever-changing environment around it, which she captures with a large-format 4×5 camera. She is currently working on completion of the first phase of a long- term project exploring the remaining architecture and landscaping of old world’s fair sites.

Her work is held in numerous private collections.

Doskow’s Lost Utopias project has received press internationally and on the web, featured in American Photo, the New York Observer, NPR Picture Show, ArchDaily, and Wired, among numerous other publications. Recent shoots with Kickstarter sponsorship included San Antonio, Nashville, and New Orleans, and upcoming sites include Vancouver, Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco.

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Wednesday, April 09th, 2014 | Author:

Between the Stripes by Doris Bittar

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Wednesday, April 09th, 2014 | Author:

One Track Mind at Reds

“ONE TRACK MIND: an homage” – a collaborative art show – mixed media - 
David J Diamant w/ Martin Diaz, Skye Gwilliam & Philip Koplin 
- Artists reception: Saturday April 12th 4:30pm-7:30pm 

*Part of 2nd Saturdays Art Walk in the Funk Zone 1-5pm*

The female form has always been an inspiration and a common theme with visual artists. This art show is the product of four artists expressing themselves thru & with each others work by combining 4 very different styles and presented as “fine street art” for your pleasure and your purchase.
We hope the visualgasm you experience will be similar to the goodness of the process that we have enjoyed creating these works.
Thanks to all that love, hate, appreciate, are annoyed by, revere, look down upon, collect and buy ART!

The ART will be on the walls of Reds in the Funk Zone Santa Barbara from 04.07.14 to 05.04.14

This show is indeed part of 2nd Saturdays Funk Zone Art Walk and is open at 1pm on 04.12.14 - Artists Reception from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Come on by during the day or night! Thx to all the artists and Dana Walters for the opportunity at Reds Wine Bar -

oh yeah….if you have read this far…..$5 cosmos during the reception. ha! (for reals though)

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Tuesday, April 08th, 2014 | Author:

The Funk ZoneThe Second Saturday Art Walk is the Funk Zone’s new monthly event initiated to highlight the neighborhood’s vibrant artistic community. On each Second Saturday of every month, over a dozen artist studios, galleries, and art-centric venues open their doors to the public from 1-5pm, making it the ideal day to casually experience the Funk Zone’s cultural offerings. At any given venue, visitors can expect events such as exhibition openings and artist receptions, insightful art lectures, live music and performances, pop-up artist booths, beer and wine tastings, and various other interactive activities.  The event is free to the public and welcomes all age groups.

 

Below is a list of this coming Second Saturday’s April 12th happenings:

 

·           AMASS Mural Project: Showcase of the new mural facade artwork at the corner of Mason and Helena Streets

·           Arts Fund Gallery: Drift x Fixation exhibition opening and artist reception + pop-up artist booths, live music, Georgia’s BBQ, and Telegraph Brewing Co. in the parking lot

·           Cabana Home: Art exhibition featuring Mary Heebner

·           Green House Studios: Open studio, live music, and Carter Wines

·           Guitar Bar Santa Barbara: Selected works of Gregory Beeman and live music

·           Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara – MCASB Satellite: The Vastness is Bearable exhibition and Slow Art Day. Art viewing 2-3pm with follow up discussion and drinks from 3-3:30 at Blue Tavern

·           Koplin/Levin Studio: Open studio of artists Dan Levin and Philip Koplin

·           La Chambre Photographique: Open studio of authentic tin-type photographer Lindsey Ross

·           Michael Irwin/Studio 121: Open studio of artist Michael Irwin

·           MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery: Core Artist exhibition and live painting with John Carlander from 3-4pm

·           Reds Bar & Tapas: One Track Mind: An Homage exhibition – a collaborative art show featuring David J. Diamant with Martin Diaz, Skye Gwilliam, and Philip Koplin

·           Seven Bar and Kitchen: Artwork by Katie McLean and Demi Boelsterli

·           Table Salt Screen Printing: Pop-up booth at Arts Fund Gallery

·           Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery: Curated art exhibition and tours of the bronze casting facility

·           Wall Space Gallery: “A little Madness in the Spring”: Photographs by Aline Smithson & Amy Stevens

 

*The official Second Saturday Art Walk map and event listing can be found in CASA Magazine the Friday before each Second Saturday, as well as online at FunkZone.net. Copies will also be on hand at participating venues.

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Monday, April 07th, 2014 | Author:

Just as you recover from 1st Thursday, it’s time to start gearing up for 2nd Saturdays. Stay tuned all week for more info on the offerings.  This one looks particularly exciting.

Drift x Fixation at the Arts Fund

March 28, 2014 – The Arts Fund Santa Barbara is excited to announce a new group exhibition at the Arts Fund Gallery titled, “Drift and Fixation”.  The exhibition is curated by Kai Tepper and Marcello Ricci and features local emerging artists, many of whom currently study at the University of California Santa Barbara. Featured artists include Holly Avery, Patrick Gilbert, Adam Jahnke, Clare Little, Megan Mueller, Chelsea Padgett, Maria Rendon, Sommer Roman and Luis Alberto Velazquez.

“Drift and Fixation” is an exhibition inspired by a contemporary reflection of the Romanticism and Neo-Romanticism movements in art.  These movements often serve as a “drift” from the realities of population growth, urban sprawl and industrialism while embracing individual imagination that values the importance of nature.  Each of the represented artists creates work which resonate the splendor of the biological world we coexist within – igniting human emotions responding to visceral reactions.  Simultaneously, there exists a subliminal dialogue about the natural selection of genetics which has allowed for the contemporary human species to evolve the way that it has.  Through the use of man-made and found objects, as well as modern technological process, these artists explore a fascination and fixation towards romanticized perceptions of both organic and synthetic environments.

 

The Arts Fund, in a concerted effort to expand services to the local arts community, welcomes artists of all media to participate in the exhibits and programming of the new Community Gallery. The Community Gallery is soliciting exhibition proposals from the community in order to provide thought-provoking and exciting exhibits. For more information visit www.artsfundsb.org or e-mail  info@artsfundsb.org.

 

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