Saturday, October 27th, 2012 | Author:

Let me be clear. I hate politics. Trying to dig through the BS on either side of the spectrum is a soul-crushing exercise that far too many people get caught up in. It is bad for the country, bad for business (unless you own a TV station in Ohio or Florida); and I’m fairly certain it is the cause of Franken-storm Hurricane Sandy, though I can’t (yet) prove it. All the same, I’m excited about this upcoming show at Left Coast Books. There isn’t another place in the Santa Barbara area with a show that is in any way addressing the upcoming election. So despite how much I loathe the idea of political spin, seeing how a groups of artist try to visualize important issues of the day is still intriguing.


Political Art in California


Saturday, November 3, 6-9 pm

AGITPROP: Political Art in California

The gallery at Left Coast Books, in Goleta, California (5877 Hollister Avenue) is pleased to announce the opening of AGITPROP: Political Art in California.

To coincide with the 2012 general election, the gallery solicited submissions of politically-themed works for “Agitprop”. Fifteen artists made the final cut, including: Alex Bogdanov, Ryan Bulis, Karen Eliot, Cathy Ellis, Alison Ho, Dan Levin, Clare Little, Katy McCarthy, Ted Mills, Maria Rendon, Richard Ross, Chris Silva, Erik M. Sultzer, Max Thelander, and James Van Arsdale.

Photographer Richard Ross, one of the artists in the exhibition, will be signing his new book, Juvenile In Justice, at the reception.


The gallery at Left Coast Books is located at 5877 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, California. We are open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 am to 6 pm. All works are for sale.


Contact: Simon Taylor, 805.845.1212, or visit our, for more information.

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