Tom Pazderka's exhibition "The End is the Beginning" opens with a reception Dec. 6th, 6-8pm at SBCAST! Pazderka, who came to the US from Czechoslovakia at age 12, explains, "The work I’m doing right now is exploring the incompleteness of the immigrant experience. It is something that I found inescapable. The immigrant experience is one of rebuilding a life over elsewhere and the challenges of doing that, while at the same time keeping intact the cultural background from which one came. Everything in my life and practice hinges on this incompleteness. I observe it and I live it daily. It makes life and work interesting, funny and challenging. It is also a very existential way of living life." From an interview with Debra Herrick for LUM Art Zine, full article at https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/tom-pazderka-interview-with-an-inward-immigrant
Check out this book about Cy Twombly (full disclosure: one of Bonnie's favorite artists). I discovered him in the museums of Europe in the early 80s and my interest in contemporary art did a complete 180. I became obsessed, even to the point of trying to meet him in Lexington, VA when I passed through that town. Never happened, much to my great disappointment. This looks to be a fascinating read.
Click here for a NY Times article about the book.
This article recently appeared on Artsy. People have long held a fascination with Van Gogh and the story of his ear. Actually if you ask most people about Van Gogh, that is the one thing they know about him. Well, here is more to the story.....
Click here to read the full article.
Can this be done in Santa Barbara?
I'm going through a similar process of transitioning to an on-line gallery from a brick and mortar space, albeit somewhat slower! This article gives me encouragement that I am on the right track, just with a lot more to learn! Thanks for coming along for the ride with Silo118.
Ai WeiWei, Chinese dissident and one of the most interesting artists in the world, has mounted "Life Cycle" an exhibition, simply put, about refugees, at the Marciano Art Foundation in L.A. It is on view until March 3, 2019. Admission is free, but it is a ticketed event. To reserve tickets: www.marcianoartfoundation.org. Click here to see an interview with the artist and read more about the exhibition in an article from CNN.
300,000 teapot spouts form part of the exhibition, representing the mouths of those who cannot speak and be heard.
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Sol Hill and Chad Avery combine forces.Read More
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A collection of oil paintings and works on paper by Michael C. Armour is on view through March 14, with a reception on February 9.Read More
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Check out a collection of photos from our November live painting event!Read More
We had a great turnout and a wonderful evening showing work by Rwandan artist Frederick Ndabaramiye at a special pop-up exhibition.Read More
Frederick will be coming to Silo118 on October 10 for a very special pop-up show and meet & greet.Read More
Guests at yesterday's talk were treated to an inside look at painter Max Gleason's process and the symbolism in his work. Read more about his featured piece "Wish You Were Here" in this post!Read More