Current Exhibition


Jeffrey Sipress: “BLACK & WHITE and a Little Red”
January 16 to February 27, 2015
Architectural Foundation Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16, 5-7 pm

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a new exhibition of photography by Jeffrey Sipress, entitled “BLACK & WHITE and a Little Red”. The public is invited to attend a festive opening reception with the artist on Friday, January 16 from 5-7 pm. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition will continue through February 27, 2015.

Jeffrey Sipress returns to AFSB after a successful solo show in 2007. Recognized for his dramatic landscape compositions, he often travels to remote mountains and deserts to capture unique scenes, seeking the mystical qualities of natural light for illumination. Black and white photographs and selected color images will be presented, and subjects include a variety of landscapes, historic architecture and still lifes.

Inspired by both the natural world and human culture, Sipress explains, “As I continue to explore wild places and photograph the wilderness more extensively, I appreciate how urban artists and engineers alike have been influenced by the design of nature. Finding the abstract form in such opposite locations soon closed so many arcs into full circles for me and created a broader understanding and appreciation of the world.”

Jeffrey Sipress was born on Long Island, New York, and early studies in engineering led to a lifelong career in high-tech manufacturing. He began taking photographs with a 35 mm camera in 1975, drawing inspiration from Ansel Adams, Elliot Porter, and David Muench. Over the years Sipress mastered the large-format 4×5 film camera as well as digital photography and printing, using his technical skills to portray his artistic vision. His images appear in magazines and guidebooks, and he actively participates in regional fine art exhibitions.

The Architectural Foundation Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. The entrance on Garden Street is accessible by ramp. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and by appointment. Additional images are available upon request. Please call 805-965-6307 for more information.