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An exhibition of contemporary fine art collage

GraySpace Gallery, 219 Gray Avenue in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of the abstract collages of Steven Gilbar and Angela Holland. Featuring small works on paper and a selection of larger mixed-media pieces on wood panel, the show runs from May 27th to July 10, 2016.

Steven Gilbar, the force behind Santa Barbara’s acclaimed Speaking of Stories, has applied his creative talents to collage over the past decade. He credits the architect Richard Meier and the pioneering work of German collagist Kurt Schwitters for his early influence. Gilbar’s work is characterized by strong compositional elements, subtle textures and an ever-changing, improvisational approach that brings in acrylic, oil pastels and ink. This will be the largest display to date of his work, which has appeared in numerous group exhibitions.
Angela Holland, a former educator and psychotherapist, found her identity as an artist when she began working in collage. Using an intuitive process, she seeks to create a sense of order from a disparate range of papers and images. Bold line and broken text appear alongside patterns and shapes rich in color and texture, creating dynamic juxtapositions. Her influences include Tapies and Rauschenberg, and among the living, Michael Cutlip and Fran Skiles. Holland is represented by Nisa Touchon Fine Art—Santa Fe, New Mexico. More of her work can be seen at

Opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 27th, from 5-8pm. Wine and refreshments will be served.

GraySpace Gallery
219 Gray Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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