Textural - Community Gallery Exhibit
Updated: Dec 23, 2019
Textural: An examination of the tactile and verse
ON DISPLAY: Paintings & Prints by North County Artists
OPEN DATES: November 15, 2019 – December 20, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: November 15th 5PM - 8PM during The Arts Fund’s Funk Zone Art Walk™
LOCATION: The Arts Fund | 205-C Santa Barbara St.
GUEST CURATOR: John Hood, Artist and Professor
Textural: An examination of the tactile and verse is an exhibition curated by John Hood, Artist and Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College. Textural includes the works by: Jean Pierre Hebert, Karl Kempton, William Loveless and Juan Manuel Perez Salazar. The exhibition will be open from November 15 to December 20, 2019.
The public is invited to an open reception on Friday, November 15, from 5 to 8 pm during The Arts Fund's Funk Zone Art Walk™ to explore the show and meet the artists. All exhibiting artists have strong ties to the Central Coast and present a diversity of styles, mediums and techniques. An informal artist talk will be at 6:30 pm with the curator.
Textural explores and reveals a variety of creative practices. Each artist has chosen to move away from traditional media and examine the concept of process and its role in achieving their vision. Text and powerful colored forms come together to celebrate an alternative experiential sampling. The artists offer us iconographic ideas found globally in visual art and poetic practices.
Composing with words or shaping with pigments, their meditations on abstract forms, reduced to their essentials, construct new patterns borne from their personal esthetic. The artists of Textural offer a sensory experience reflective of their individual practices, which they maintain and expand upon; their pathways have often enriched and stretched their horizons in unexpected ways. Individually they perceive, interpret, reinvent and reconstruct a response to our material text and color experiences.