Black and White  (.......mostly!)

Peggy FerrisTom Pazderka and Roger Stevens

"When envisioning art, it’s easy to picture vibrant scenes of sprawling sands and crashing swells, or the evocative nightlife of some downtown metropolis. Yet art exists in many forms, and sometimes stripping artwork down to its core produces as much of an effect as a vivid sunset canvas.

"Silo118 proves this concept with the exhibit, BLACK AND WHITE (MOSTLY). The art gallery provides works from three artists who employ monochromatic palettes to form a whole piece. And though the art may contain hints of color, the core idea remains: using (mostly) one color to form works of art can produce beautiful, multifaceted end products."

—Toby Qualls, Santa Barbara Seasons (blog post here)

May 25 - July 20

Roger Stevens, Triptych 08, 12"x36"

Roger Stevens, Triptych 08, 12"x36"

"Roger Stevens sees urban/rural life and architecture and and abstracts its form, combining related structures and formed surfaces into a portraiture of three disparate but unified photos. These triptychs re-combine excised parts of photographs into a new format which maintains a sense of integrity but also culls the surreal."

 
Tom Pazderka, American Gothic Redux, 24”x24”

Tom Pazderka, American Gothic Redux, 24”x24”

Peggy Ferris, Phantom, 21"x21"

Peggy Ferris, Phantom, 21"x21"

 

"An artist-in-residence at the Red Barn Project Space at UCSB, Tom Pazderka is no stranger to blackening his pieces as he often employs the use of fire. “I burn, I draw and paint…,” says Pazderka, offering a glimpse into the seductive darkness and mystical romanticism influenced by witnessing the 2016 wildfires.

"Peggy Ferris trained at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands and at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. Working loose and unplanned, Ferris keeps a designer’s eye for color and form. Her canvases often take form on a unique material called yupo, a 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic paper.

"BLACK AND WHITE (MOSTLY) pieces will hang on Silo118’s (118 Gray Ave.) walls from May 25 to July 19. An opening reception takes place on May 26 from 5–8 p.m. Check out the one-of-kind, (mostly) dichromatic art forms."

—Toby Qualls, Santa Barbara Seasons (blog post here)


If you weren't able to make it to a recent exhibition or if you want to revisit any of the art, Silo118 will continue to have pieces by Michael Armour, Neal Crosbie, Max Gleason, Felicia Olin, Jay Peterzell, Dillon Samuelson and more.  Just ask...