Opening Reception: Saturday, October 23, 7-9 pm
ON VIEW: October 24 – December 19, 2010
Main Gallery: Peter Rostovsky and Paul Winstanley: Parallax
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presents a groundbreaking exhibition featuring painters Peter Rostovsky and Paul Winstanley. This exhibition resists the structure of an ordinary solo show, instead offering a visual conversation between an established and a mid-career artist, or in other words: a parallax. Winstanley has garnered widespread praise for his paintings, exploring how a photograph conciliates our experience of vision and how the painted world can transcend photography’s supposed neutrality, while Rostovsky photographs the world around him and collects images from the Internet as material for his exactingly rendered, atmospheric paintings. The idea of parallax is a perfect description for how these artists, unified by the same common project, come upon similar obstacles, but also parallel solutions. With this new exhibition model, CAF peels back the veneer of institutional authority and allows the audience an intimate view behind the artist’s mind, studio practice, and process in creating their work.
Special thanks to: Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Carolyn Glasoe and Chris Bailey, Ojai, CA; Candyce Eoff, Santa Barbara, CA; Jacquelyn Klein-Brown, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; Sara Meltzer, New York, NY; Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA; Eileen and Alex Rasmussen, Santa Barbara, CA; Nancy and Tony Wall, Santa Barbara, CA; Tim Walsh and Mike Healey, Santa Barbara, CA; 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA; and all the generous lenders.
Bloom Projects: Charlotta Westergren, Run to GroundInspired by her native Sweden, Brooklyn-based artist Charlotta Westergren draws from childhood memories and fairy tales for her paintings. Most commonly known for acrylic paintings on silver lamé, installations, and whimsical sculptures, she will exhibit newly commissioned works on paper.
Special thanks to: Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Brush & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA; Carolyn Glasoe and Chris Bailey, Ojai, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.