Through-line: Brooks Institute, a culture for photographic education

January 24 – March 6, 2019

For over 70 years Brooks Institute provided a visual arts education to an international gathering of students in Santa Barbara. Brooks was unique in its immersive focus on imaging arts – photography, film, photojournalism – and in its educational philosophy of hands-on learning provided by practitioners in their field.

Through-line showcases moments from each photographer’s career. Christopher Broughton’s photographic black and white series, “Anhydrous – Our Unquenchable Thirst”, explores the anthropogenic landscape shaped by our endeavor to control water in the west. Ralph Clevenger exhibits a selection of work that demonstrates the connection between the photographer, the subject, and the viewer. In this case, the subjects are animals from around the world, each animal’s portrait revealing a story in a single frame. Christy Gutzeit’s personal work is inspired by the ebb and flow of the ocean’s energy, calm one moment and forceful the next. Using multiple layers of materials combined with photography, she explores the transient nature of the waves of water and the power they have to imprint and erase.

A Conversation about the Art of Collage

Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 2 – 3 PM. 

FREE. Please RSVP.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to present a conversation about the art of collage with three prominent members of Santa Barbara’s art community. Please join us as they share their personal experiences and knowledge of collage techniques and history.  Discover how and why each came to embrace this unique art form as well as the special role of collage in the history of art in Santa Barbara.

  • Dug Uyesaka’s current AFSB exhibition, pulp n’glue – remix vol. 1, which features a selection of his recent collages, will close on September 13, 2018.
  • Artist/teacher Tony Askew has taught and exhibited locally for decades.  Many of his prints are made with chine collé, a form of collage.  His solo exhibition, Looking Back/Going Forward, will be on view at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art from August 30 to November 17, 2018.
  • Jeremy Tessmer is the Gallery Director of Sullivan Goss – An American Art Gallery where he is also curator of nineteenth and twentieth-century American art and sculpture.

The AFSB Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and by appointment (please contact Rocio Iribe at 805-965-6307).

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