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Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Author:
Luke Erickson
19 March 2016

2pm Artist Talk with Reception to follow until 4pm.

wall space gallery is pleased to showcase Minnesota based photographer Luke Erickson’s images of the Los Angeles River. Luke lived in Los Angeles for many years working as a set photographer and as a location scout/photographer on movie and television productions. While there he fell in love with the Los Angeles River and photographed it exhaustively.

These beautiful images of the river belie the notion it flows through one of the busiest and most industrial cities in the United States. Coursing 51 miles from Canoga Park to the Pacific, the river is anonymous until a rain, when we remember its course and its power.

101 and 110 Intersection Los Angeles River

101 and 110 Intersection Los Angeles River

About Luke Erickson –

Luke Erickson was born in Minneapolis on 1969. He is a photographer who has long been focused on the state of the natural environment and how it has been impacted by the encroachment of the manmade. He has been influenced by the work of photographers Timothy O’Sullivan and Robert Adams, artists Thomas Cole and Ed Ruscha, and filmmakers John Ford and Jim Jarmusch.

Using both digital and analogue rangefinder cameras to produce highly personal black & white photographs that honor the documentary tradition, Erickson is inspired to make this work because of a deep learned respect for history, an abiding interest in understanding how and why the appearance of the landscape has been transformed over time, and a desire to share his work with others. His photographs are also, specifically, a polemic about the importance of landscape photography and a meditation on the mythology of the American West, the effects of suburban expansion, the American Dream and the exploitation of natural resources.

Luke Erickson’s photographs are in many public, private and corporate collections including: the Weisman Art Museum, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Southern California’s Fisher Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, The Autry Museum, and University of Redlands’ Peppers Art Gallery.

A recipient of a 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, funding an exhibition of photographs, titled CONFLUENCE, Erickson examines the historic, economic and social importance of the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix Rivers. Particular attention will be given to the areas historically occupied by Native American tribes, now largely displaced, which once inhabited the banks of these rivers.

Erickson earned a bachelor’s degree in art and art history from the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA and a master’s degree in the history of art from the University of Illinois, Chicago with an emphasis on the history of photography.

Luke Erickson also works as an independent art curator and as a photography curator for the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP). He is curator of many photography exhibitions, including exhibitions by Minnesota photographers Chris Faust and Stuart Klipper. In 2013 Luke curated a highly successful photography exhibition in a museum in Arles, France at the Rencontres d’Arles, the oldest and largest photo festival in Europe. He also teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Wednesday, February 03rd, 2016 | Author:

FUNK ZONE ART WALK
February 5th, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 PM
The Art Walk is the Funk Zone’s bi-quarterly event initiated to highlight the neighborhood’s vibrant artistic community. Roughly every eight weeks, over a dozen artist studios, galleries, and art-centric venues open their doors to the public from 5-8pm, 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 food trucks. The event is free to the public and welcomes all age groups.Sean Anderson - Violet Basics
Below is a list of this coming Art Walk’s February 5th happenings:

The Arts Fund
205C Santa Barbara St
Exhibition Opening, Artist Reception for South County Sampler, a “taste” of singular portions of the fare of eight accomplished artists who all reside in the small beach community of Carpinteria, CA.

The Blue Door
4 E Yanonali St
richard-mann-bio-1Featured art by and meet-and-greet with Richard Mann, who painted in in his Funk Zone studio throughout the 1970’s. His works and site-specific installations are housed in both private and public collections around the world.

Gallerie Silo
118B Gray Ave
Eros–Art of the Sensuous: An exhibition of curves, lines and colors. Paintings and Pastels by Michael C. Armour, Photographic Constructions by Steven DePinto.

GONE Gallery
219 Grey Ave
“ART SHOW” is an art show presented by David Diamant and Matt Rodriguez.
This exhibition is for ONE NIGHT ONLY! These two artists will be showing a retrospective of works on canvas and recycled materials such as plexiglass and wood as well as a new pieces and a few collaborative works. Along with the larger pieces, there will be a significant section of smaller pieces available in the signature style of these two artists.

GraySpace Gallery
219 Gray Ave
Abstractions: 2 Woman Artists, abstract paintings by Dahlia Riley and Peggy Ferris, a simple play of color and rhythm in a visual melody that words cannot describe, involving a mix of intention, intuition and chance. Refreshments will be served.

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara – MCASB Satellite
117 State St
Magic Mountain exhibition featuring artists Zachary Cahill, Alyse Emdur, Chris Johanson, Boris Mikhailov, Yunhee Min, Shana Moulton, John Newling, Johan Rosenmunthe, Truong Cong Tung, and Hannah Vainstein. Art works explore the curative properties of nature, and investigate the inspiration for quests and obsessions, and the truths, mysteries, antidotes, and rabbit holes that arise along the way.

Mason Street Studios
121 E Mason St
The Funk Zone’s latest art venue, remixing three locals in one new space! New works by Philip Koplin, featuring a sampling of painting, drawing, assemblage and photography. Mix of New and Newer, landscape and abstract works by artist Lisa Pedersen in her studio. Mysterious World, a collection of sculpted paintings by Jill Sattler. Guest artist Hugh Margerum will be showing as well.

MichaelKate Interiors and Art Gallery
132 Santa Barbara St
CLICK! Works by four local contemporary photographers Miguel Fairbanks, Sol Hill, Letitia Haynes, Stephen Robeck.

Studio 121
121 Santa Barbara St.
Open studio showing new works of three artists featuring large scale abstract paintings by local educator Mike Irwin, contemporary abstract still life paintings by Jeanne Dentzel, and printmaking, assemblage and conceptual riddles in his numerous works on paper by local educator and arts activist Dug Uyesaka.

wall space gallery
116 E Yanonali C1
Carl Corey: Americaville Photographer and documentarian Carl Corey explores the unique cultural landscape of the Midwest. With humor and wit, Corey’s photographic observations are like singular postcards identifying physical and societal landmarks. The series started as a 480-mile walk across Wisconsin on the historic Yellowstone Trail with a roadside view of the cross section of the humanity that inhabits it. It ends as a vision of the individuality of the human condition. Carl Corey has been on the roster at wall space for 6 years, our last exhibition was the critically acclaimed Wisconsin Tavern League in 2012.

For more information about the Art Walk, please contact Camille Dupuis at wall space gallery at 805.637.3898, via email at camille@wall-spacegallery.com

Wednesday, February 03rd, 2016 | Author:

LUKE ERICKSON: PROJECTIONS

4 FEBRUARY – 13 FEBRUARY 2016

Exhibition at Captured Spirit Photography 1213 State Street – Studio F  |  Hours by Appointment

Artist Reception – Thursday February 4th, 5 – 8pm during the First Thursday Art Walk

Exhibition Link here. – http://wall-spacegallery.com/displayShow.php?showID=243

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In celebration of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Captured Spirit Photography and wall space gallery have joined together to highlight Minnesota based photographer and documentarian Luke Erickson. Luke exposes the beauty and majesty of the Drive In Movie Theatre. His black and white images remind of us a long ago era where families gathered under the stars to watch big screen epics, westerns, comedies and drama.

About Luke Erickson –

Luke uses both digital and analogue rangefinder cameras to produce highly personal black & white photographs that honor the documentary tradition. He is inspired to make this work because of a deep learned respect for history, an abiding interest in understanding how and why the appearance of the landscape has been transformed over time, and a desire to share his work with others. Erickson is a photographer who has long been focused on the state of the natural environment and how it has been impacted by the encroachment of the manmade. His influences include the work of photographers Timothy O’Sullivan and Robert Adams, artists Thomas Cole and Ed Ruscha, and filmmakers John Ford and Jim Jarmusch.

Luke’s photographs are also, specifically, a polemic about the importance of landscape photography and a meditation on the mythology of the American West, the effects of suburban expansion, the American Dream and the exploitation of natural resources.

Luke Erickson’s photographs are in many public, private and corporate collections including: the Weisman Art Museum, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Southern California’s Fisher Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, The Autry Museum, and University of Redlands’ Peppers Art Gallery.

About wall space gallery –

First opened in Seattle, Washington in 2005 wall space focuses on emerging and mid career artists and expanding the ideas of what photography is as well as what it can be. Our artists are craftsman, using photography as an integral part of their work, but layering emotional stories with techniques and processes that enhance the visual experience. The gallery has gained an international reputation for finding and showcasing new artists and exposing new ideas. In addition to our exhibition schedule, we have a series of artist lectures, studio and community events.

wall space gallery is located at 116 East Yanonali Street in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. Open hours: Wed-Sat 11-5 and by appointment.

For more information about Americaville, wall space gallery and Carl Corey or to see a portfolio of works please contact the gallery at 805.637.3898, via email at gallery@wall-spacegallery.com or contact Gallery Director Crista Dix directly at crista@wall-spacegallery.com.

Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016 | Author:

CARL COREY:  AMERICAVILLE

5 FEBRUARY – 27 MARCH, 2016

Artist Reception –

Friday February 5th, 5 – 8pm during the Funk Zone Art Walk

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Exhibition Link – http://wall-spacegallery.com/displayShow.php?showID=239

Wall space gallery’s winter exhibition celebrates the American spirit. Photographer and documentarian Carl Corey explores the unique cultural landscape of the Midwest. With humor and wit, Corey’s photographic observations are like singular postcards identifying physical and societal landmarks. The series started as a 480-mile walk across Wisconsin on the historic Yellowstone Trail with a roadside view of the cross section of the humanity that inhabits it. It ends as a vision of the individuality of the human condition.

Corey’s travel across the Yellowstone Trail are on the walls of the gallery, but also available as a handmade limited edition journal chronicling the streets, cities and counties along the way. Carl has also produced a catalog for the exhibition, filled with all the creativity and humor that makes Corey’s work singularly accessible.

About Americaville –

Americaville was started as a syndicated picture column. My intention is to share observations and use one simple line of text to focus the viewer on my thoughts at the time I saw the picture. Americaville can be a little snarly at times, humorous at others, but always a portrayal of contemporary American culture. I adhere to the great Samuel Clemens philosophy of “Do what you know”. By doing so I have discovered how much I don’t know.  I share observations, I don’t make statements.

About Carl Corey –

Exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad, his work has also been featured in several of photography’s most prestigious periodicals, including Camera Work Bicentennial Edition, Communication Arts, Columbia Journalism Review and Visual Communication Quarterly. He is the recipient of more than 100 awards from the advertising, publishing and photography communities, including National INDIE Book Publishers Best Photography Book, The Crystal Book Award, Midwest Publishers Gold Book Award, New York Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print Annual and USA National Best Book Awards.

Corey’s photographs have been the subject of several books including The Tavern League: A Portrait of the Wisconsin Tavern (The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011), Contemporary Photography in New York City, edited by Marla Hamburg Kennedy (Rizzoli, 2011) in which he was a featured photographer, and Rancher (Bunker Hill / GalleryPrint, 2007).  For Love and Money: A Portrait of the Family Business was released in April, 2014.

About wall space gallery –

First opened in Seattle, Washington in 2005 wall space focuses on emerging and mid career artists and expanding the ideas of what photography is as well as what it can be. Our artists are craftsman, using photography as an integral part of their work, but layering emotional stories with techniques and processes that enhance the visual experience. The gallery has gained an international reputation for finding and showcasing new artists and exposing new ideas. In addition to our exhibition schedule, we have a series of artist lectures, studio and community events.

wall space gallery is located at 116 East Yanonali Street in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. Open hours: Wed-Sat 11-5 and by appointment.

For more information about Americaville, wall space gallery and Carl Corey or to see a portfolio of works please contact the gallery at 805.637.3898, via email at gallery@wall-spacegallery.com or contact Gallery Director Crista Dix directly at crista@wall-spacegallery.com.

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Wednesday, January 06th, 2016 | Author:
Artist Reception with Jim Stoicheff First Thursday Art Walk January 7th, 5 to 8pm.

Captured Spirit Photography

1213 State St, Studio F    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Gallery Hours – Friday/Saturday 115pm. All others by appointment.

Captured Spirit Photography has joined forces with wall space gallery to present Geologic Survey: Black & White photography of Jim Stoicheff and Stacey Byers.

Cuyama by Jim Stoicheff

Cuyama by Jim Stiocheff

Jim Stiocheff and Stacey Byers’ appreciation for the landscape band them together to showcase the natural wonder that surrounds us. Ms. Byers looks to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, while Mr. Stoicheff turns his lens to the Carrizo Plain. All geologic landmarks in their own right; the quiet beauty of the tectonic rolling hills of the Carrizo Plain is a sharp counterpoint to the dramatic uplift of the Tetons. These stunning graphic black and white prints engage us in the beauty and power of these distinctly western landscapes.

Stacey Byers is a portrait photographer and the owner of Captured Spirit Photography. She visited Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks this past autumn and rather than focusing on their scenic beauty, Byers instead wanted to capture the mood of these majestic landscapes both before and after a storm.

Jim Stoicheff’s approach to his art involves mentally deconstructing a subject by stripping away less essential elements or dividing it into parts, at least temporarily, and then examining what remains from different perspectives. His creative process incorporates that, but permits him to work the other direction, making something from the results of that deconstruction and analysis, with the intention that the image reveals something beautiful or unique in the sense of discovery.

Jim Stoicheff, based in Santa Barbara is a renaissance man of many talents. With majors in Theology and Religious Studies, MFA in Creative Writing, past position as an attorney and now a creative life in photography, Jim embraces all that life has to give.