Located on the West Side of Santa Cruz showing the work of local and regional artists.

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A Figurative Affair 2015- Reception First Friday May 1, 5 -9 pm

Curated by Susan Hancey and Sefla Joseph.  Sixteen accomplished and well known local painters and three sculptors explore the figurative theme.  First Friday May 1 reception includes live music by the Sister Brothers from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and pianist Howie Kimel from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Exhibit runs April 3 - May 14, 2015

Painters:

Barbara Bartels, Linda Christensen, Lois Cole, Barbara Downs, Myra Eastman, Jane Gregorius, Dee Hooker, Carol Jeneid, Sefla Joseph, Linda Levy, Majio, Suzanne McCourt, Michael Mote, Emerson Murray, Rose Sellery, Robyn Smith

Sculptors:

Susana Arias, Ingrid Marianne, Peggy Snyder

Figurative Affair Website:

http://afigurativeaffair.com/

 

 

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Barbara Downs

Statement

I work in multiple mediums with little allegiance to specific subject matter, though my bodies of work are conceptually and aesthetically connected. While disassembling and reorganizing the visual information and materials at hand, I investigate themes of containment, confinement, and the protective or aversive shielding of precious internal information.

A chair is reconfigured and articulated to slump forward on itself like an inwardly-curled figure in a painting. An encaustic surface is subject to interrogation, much like a painting that retains the evidence of relentless reworking. Active line in all mediums asserts the fundamental importance of drawing. Working in one medium feeds the progression of ideas in another.

My work involves real and vigorous physical action: scraping, erasing, stitching, nailing, welding. I often paint with large rollers for a broad mark, and then scrub and mar the surface. This physicality brings out an “object-ness” in each piece.

I get a sense that this object, this painting or sculpture or drawing, is both familiar to me and unknowable at the same time. It excites the periphery of my consciousness and oscillates in that place where logic, emotion and instinct collide. This purposeful ambiguity invites the viewer to actively complete the piece by finding personal meaning in it.

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Ray Ginghofer

BA, MA, MFA: San Francisco Art Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, San Jose State University.

One-Man and Group Shows in San Francisco, London, San Jose and Santa Cruz

Book of Drawings published in London, Panther Books.

Twenty-five years of Pen & Ink Portrait Drawings at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola.

Studied under RIchard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Nathan Olivera and Donald We

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Masters Series III- Ray Ginghofer and Fred Hunnicutt. March 6 – 28, 2015. Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday,11 am – 5 pm

March 6 - 28, 2015

Two long time Santa Cruz artists:

Ray Ginghofer, Painter

Fred Hunnicutt, Sculptor

 

Raymon Ginghofer
Studied art at San Jose State, U C Santa Cruz and San Francisco Art Institute.  Has exhibited in San Francisco, London, San Jose and Santa Cruz.  Did pen and ink portrait drawings at the Shadowbroook Restaurant for 25 years.  Studied under Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff,  Nathan Olivera and Donald We.

 

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Fred Hunnicutt

Studied sculpture at University of Texas and San Francisco Art Institute.  Taught at university for 28 years, Professor Emeritus, U C Santa Cruz (25 years). Visiting artist in universities and art colleges in England and U.S.  35 custom furniture commissions in the last 15 years.

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert Blitzer

Robert’s metal work is direct welded brass, copper, steel and found metals.  Most of the works feature natural stones, crystals and semi-precious stones, reflecting the artist’s love of natural and refractive materials  Figurative forms are mostly dramatic in ...

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Barbara Downs

Barbara Downs

Statement I work in multiple mediums with little allegiance to specific subject matter, though my bodies of work are conceptually and aesthetically connected. While disassembling and reorganizing the visual information and materials at hand, I investigate themes of ...

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