GROUP EXHIBIT | TO SUM DEGREE
MAY/14 - JUN/12, 2016
1793 EAST MAIN ST
VENTURA, CA 93001
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Dab Art is please to present TO SUM DEGREE, an exhibition of linear illusions in contemporary works at H Gallery. This exhibit examines depth and volume through two and three-dimensional artworks, focusing on perspective and visual discourse. The works of nine artists reference natural and processual movements in elegantly controlled compositions.
The deconstruction of process and replication of inspiration is the enigma in which artists are bound by their own creativity. Through adventures in scale, movement and perspective, experimentation transitions to experience and the fluidity of progress is then reflected.
TO SUM DEGREE is an abundance of opulent and unexpected forms that make the connection between art and everyday life. Works include abstracts, photography, ceramic sculpture, collage and figures. Each artist makes a significant contribution the overall configuration of this visually arresting and socially convivial exhibit.
Thekla Papadopoulou was born in 1978 in Limassol, Cyprus. She has graduated from the American Academy Larnaca followed by undergraduate studies in Italy at the Academia di Belle Arti di Urbino. She now lives in Larnaca where she works as an art teacher at the American Academy Larnaca. Recent major exhibitions include “Fragments/Θραύσματα”, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (2016), “Extended Consciousness”, Caelum Gallery, New York (2016), International Juried Show, Gallery 76, Dubai, U.A.E. (2015), International Juried Show, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK (2015)
Teresa Getty received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Awards include residencies at Paintings Edge and Vermont Studio Center and grants from Lincoln Center and the Madison Overture Center for the Arts in Wisconsin. Recent major exhibitions include “Abstract”, Apex Aerial Arts, Seattle, WA (2016), “Abstract Sanctuary”, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR (2016), “Mixing Your Media”, CORE Gallery, Denver, CO (2015), “Small Works 4”, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY (2015)
Nichole Gronvold Roller is a mixed media artist who graduated from Minnesota State University of Moorhead with a BFA in Art Education in 1997 and in 2013 received her Master of Arts in Art Education from Boston University. Recent major exhibitions include “DUMA Biennial Exhibition” Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, IA (2015), “Art by America: A Review of 2-Dimensional Contemporary Art”, The Art-House, Chicago, IL(2015), “All Media National Juried Exhibition” Chico Art Center, Chico, CA (2015), “Bold Expressions” Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA (2015) “FAR-Flung-Contemporary Art of the Midwest” Art on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL (2015)
Carolyn Reed Barritt was born in Carlton, Minnesota and received a BA in Art from Macalester College. Recent major exhibitions include “Landscape: A Sense of Place”, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY (2016), “Natural Notations”, River Centre Gallery, Sylvania, OH (2015), “The Watcher, The Watched”, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (2015), “Fridge Fair” Art Basel, featured artist with BoxHeart Gallery, Miami FL (2015)
Carol Elkovich received a Master of Arts in design and visual studies from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in 1998 and a Bachelors of Fine Art from the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) in 1991. Awards include the Sustainable Arts Fellowship and a residency at the Kala Art Institute (2015). Recent major exhibitions include“Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition”, Sanchez Art Center, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Pacifica CA (2015), Brooklyn NY Waterfront Artist Association, Brooklyn, NY (2014).
Lisa Schenkelberg studied art and psychology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she graduated in 2002 with a BS in fine art. Lisa currently resides Pacifica, Ca. Recent major exhibitions include “Dynamic” Studio Channel Islands Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA (2016)
Fernando Hernandez was born in 1989 in the San Fernando Valley, California and received a BS in Fine Arts from Eastern Oregon University in 2015 where he focused on printmaking and photography. Recent major exhibitions include “Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition”, Sanchez Art Center, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Pacifica CA (2016), “45-118: Estuaries”, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR (2014)
Erin Karp attended the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, focusing on Digital Photography (2009-2010). Erin received her BA from William Paterson University in 2005, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Recent major exhibitions include “Open Orange Juried Group Exhibition “, The Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ (2016), “Annual Group Exhibition”, Ceres Gallery, NYC (2016), “36th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition”, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (2016)
Gary Keith received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, CA in 1983 and his BA from University of California in Davis, CA in 1979.
Artists on Exhibit: Lisa Schenkelberg + Teresa Getty + Nichole Gronvold Roller + Fernando Hernandez + Carolyn Reed Barritt + Thekla Papadopoulou + Erin Karp + Gary Keith + Carol Elkovich
Curated by Yessíca Torres
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