ART ON DECK

ART ON DECK

By Leslie Dinaberg, 805LIVING magazine

JUNE 2019

Using recycled skateboard decks as her medium, Inga Guzyte (ingaguzyte.com) transforms her passion for skateboarding into sculptural art. Her new #RebelWomen series spotlights women from around the globe - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Frida Kahlo - emphaszing their strength, courage, fearlessness, and wit.

A Rebel Will Rise

A Rebel Will Rise

By Ted Mills, Montecito Journal

May 30, 2019

Artist Inga Guzyte is lucky. She's been able to turn her three obsessions – skateboarding, art, and woodworking – into a career that is growing step by giant step.

#REBELWOMEN

#REBELWOMEN

In JUICE Magazine

May 26, 2019

#REBELWOMEN: Celebrates the World's Strongest Women at her upcoming art exhibition at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, starting June 1st.

#REBELWOMEN: Inga Guzyte Celebrates the World's Strongest Women

#REBELWOMEN: Inga Guzyte Celebrates the World's Strongest Women

In JUXTAPOZ magazine

May 13, 2019

How? That's the recurring question attending Inga Guzyte's upcoming exhibition at Sullivan Goss. How did a girl born in communist Lithuania end up in Santa Barbara? How did an exhibition full of shredded skateboards end up on the walls of a gallery known for historic American paintings? How on Earth does Inga Guzyte make these things?

Brave Women are the Creative Nexus for Inga Guzyte

Brave Women are the Creative Nexus for Inga Guzyte

By Kerry Methner, VOICE Magazine, Cover and page 2

MAY 10, 2019

CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS INFUSED WITH COURAGE… FRESH, EDGY, UNUSUAL. That’s contemporary art when Inga Guzyte is on the creating end. Born in Lithuania, raised in Germany, passionate about skateboarding and creating, and recently returned from time in New York and Europe, she will be opening her first solo exhibition with Sullivan Goss An American Gallery in June.

Girl Power

Girl Power

By Ninette Paloma, Santa Barbara Magazine

MAY 2019

Dressed in sawdust-coated sneakers and a wide brim fedora, artist INGA GUZYTE can't help but smile at the stacks of old skateboard decks towering over her tiny studio space. "It's definitely time for a bigger workshop," she laughs, before adding: "I know it just looks like piles of old boards, but each one has such a unique story to tell."

Hank Pitcher Goes Primal

Hank Pitcher Goes Primal

By Kit Boise-Cossart, LumArtZine

April 12, 2019

Given the phantasmagoric nature of today’s visual entertainments, it’s a wonder that an art gallery can hold our attention. Case in point: the meditative spaces at the Sullivan Goss gallery located on narrow Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. A quiet inner dialogue in the gallery space shuts outside noises and distractions on our selfie lives.

Hank Pitcher’s solo show, “Primal,” now on view in the central of the three exhibition spaces, presents seductively simple pastel-infused figurative landscapes that become objects of our thankful contemplation. 

Local Colors, Revisited

Local Colors, Revisited

By Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara Newspress

APRIL 6, 2019

This spring in Santa Barbara, with wildflower-tripping and resplendent natural color palettes on the collective mind, painter Hank Pitcher’s latest exhibition at Sullivan Goss is right on time, and all about place.

NVIDIA TITAN RTX Helps Artist Generate Original Paintings

NVIDIA TITAN RTX Helps Artist Generate Original Paintings

By Staff, NVIDIA Developer News

APRIL 9, 2019

Wondering how AI can inspire artists to create their best work? Renowned artist Chris Peters recently purchased a new NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU with the intention of using it to create art. The results are stunning compositions generated by the AI, and actual oil paintings painted by Peters himself.

HANK PITCHER: Primal

HANK PITCHER: Primal

By Roger Durling, Independent, Page 27-29

March 7 - 14, 2019

"Whatever's going on in the world ends up in your work. I like the idea of painters being witnesses – of showing truth as it is. I like painters being able to develop and discover an image of who we are." This is how Hank Pitcher describes the intention behind his latest work, an exhilerating and career-defining series that's now on view at Sullivan Goss in a show called Primal.

A Never-Ending Stream of A.I. Art Goes Up for Auction

A Never-Ending Stream of A.I. Art Goes Up for Auction

By James Vincent, The Verge

March 5, 2019

Training algorithms to generate art is, in some ways, the easy part. You feed them data, they look for patterns, and they do their best to replicate what they’ve seen. But like all automatons, AI systems are tireless and produce a never-ending stream of images. The tricky part, says German AI artist Mario Klingemann, is knowing what to do with it all.

Chris Peters Paints Based on A.I. Creations

Chris Peters Paints Based on A.I. Creations

By Andy Smith, Hi-Fructose

February 27, 2019

Chris Peters, an artist who emerged out of the Pop Surrealist movement, has used A.I. in a new way to create paintings of landscapes that don’t actually exist. Using an algorithm “capable of ‘learning’ and ‘predicting,'” Peters fed the system a trove of curated landscape paintings. Soon, the A.I. was able to produce new digital images, and after processing and curating those landscapes, Peters painted his favorites in oil.

Mentors and Makers at Sullivan Goss

Mentors and Makers at Sullivan Goss

By Ariana Meyers, VOICE

December 14, 2018

THE TALENT AND EXPERTISE OF WESTMONT COLLEGE'S art department faculty are illuminated in Sullivan Goss' latest exhibition Mentors and Makers. Showcasing the work of six artists and mentors from different media and backgrounds, the exhibition is a dazzling revue of some of Santa Barbara's most interesting creators.

Sullivan Goss Annual 100 Grand

Sullivan Goss Annual 100 Grand

By MJ, Montecito Journal

December 13-20, 2018

Sullivan Goss [SG] opens its doors annually in December with its 100 Grand exhibit specifically to show works from only local artists, comprised of veteran professional locals and newbies. The concept is to price the art at $1,000 or less and keep the overall size minimalist, in a mission to encourage people with lesser budgets to own a work of art.

The Artistic Mind of Santa Barbara

The Artistic Mind of Santa Barbara

By Mitchell Kriegman, Montecito Journal

October 18 - 25, 2018

"I look for microbubbles, that lie among the wheat, and bake them into mutton-pies and sell them in the street," to misquote Lewis Carroll. I've always wondered why the Walrus didn't mention microbubbles as well. He certainly didn't mind talking of those other things, like shoes, and ships and sealing wax. Whenever I see an exhibition of Assemblage Art, it puts me in the mind of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland.

Darkness on the Edge of Town, Chris Peters

Darkness on the Edge of Town, Chris Peters

By this isn't happiness (tumblr)

October 17, 2018

This is one of the internet's top 100 Tumblrs according to pretty much everyone on the internet.

Pointing the Way

Pointing the Way

By Lorie Porter, Santa Barbara Magazine

Fall, 2018

For centuries, the compass rose has served as a directional tool. ROSE COMPASS, a group of six women from Santa Barbara County (Connie Connally, Holli Harmon, Libby Smith, Nicole Strasburg, Nina Warner, and Pamela Zwehl-Burke) is charting a path to increase environmental awareness through art.

AROUND the World

AROUND the World

By Lorie Porter, Santa Barbara Magazine

Fall, 2018

If you happen to travel to Africa, specifically to Equatorial Guinea or the Republic of Namibia, and visit their respective American embassies, you will see, prominently displayed, the work of Santa Barbara artist Phoebe Brunner, courtesy of the Art in the Embassies Program.

Sullivan Goss Art + Postel-McEuen's Music

Sullivan Goss Art + Postel-McEuen's Music

By Joanne A. Calitri, Montecito Journal

October 11, 2018

Following two days of much-needed rain, the sun came through for October's 1st Thursday art walk, humming with crowded streets, galleries, and clubs. The art headliner was the Sullivan Goss Gallery exhibit trying the history of assemblage art in Santa Barbara from 1956-2018, aptly titled THE RED-HEADED STEPCHILD and curated by art historian and Gallery director of Sullivan Goss Jeremy Tessmer.

SBCC artists show sculptures and collages from unusual materials

SBCC artists show sculptures and collages from unusual materials

By Jun Starkey, The Channels

October 4, 2018

Amid the bustle of 1st Thursday in downtown Santa Barbara, friends and family slowly trickled into the Sullivan Goss Gallery to see the latest show titled “The Red-Headed Stepchild.”.

The show celebrates local artists who embrace the idea of taking the old and unwanted, and transforming it into something beautiful.

Collagists Assemble!

Collagists Assemble!

By Ted Mills, Santa Barbara Sentinel (p. 26)

September 28, 2018

Sullivan Goss (11 E. Anapamu) hosts an important exhibition in October titled “The Red Headed Step-child: The History of Collage and Assemblage in Santa Barbara 1955-2018,” running through Sunday, October 14, and with a reception on Thursday, October 4.

Downtown Art District Solidifies Neighborhood

Downtown Art District Solidifies Neighborhood

By Ariana Meyers, VOICE Magazine (p. 25)

September 28, 2018

Transforming upper State Street into a hub for visual art and creativity, many downtown venues will be joining forces to become the Santa Barbara Art District. The galleries, stretching from Sola to Figueroa Streets, will each be hosting opening receptions during 1st Thursday, October 4th from 5-8pm. 

 

The Red-Headed Stepchild: The History of Collage & Assemblage in Santa Barbara: 1955-2018

The Red-Headed Stepchild: The History of Collage & Assemblage in Santa Barbara: 1955-2018

By Taryna Hollinger, S.B. Seasons Blog

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Collage and assemblage is an art form often overlooked as fine art and is instead considered child’s play. This is how artist Sue Van Horsen and Sullivan Goss curator Jeremy Tessmer came up with the title for this exhibition.

“Yeah, we’re like the red-headed stepchild,” she says, as she explains how assemblage artists get invited to gatherings in the Santa Barbara art world only to be seated at the kid’s table.

‘Contemporary Bear Area Artists’ at Sullivan Goss

‘Contemporary Bear Area Artists’ at Sullivan Goss

By Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

August 22, 2018

This delightful show of five artists sharing a common interest is the product of curator Susan Bush’s observation that when it comes to eco-consciousness among contemporary artists, there’s something special about bears. Adonna Khare, Beth Van Hoesen, Susan McDonnell, Pamela Kendall Schiffer, and Nicole Strasburg may all have started out expressing their fascination with these extraordinary animals independently, but encountering the work together, the viewer is left with no choice but to accept that there’s now a distinct bear area in art.

Contemporary Bear Area Artists at Sullivan Goss, A Review

Contemporary Bear Area Artists at Sullivan Goss, A Review

by Tom Pazderka, Lum Art Zine

August 13, 2018

Landscape and animal paintings are tough. Not tough to digest, but tough to review. Like portraits and landscapes, animal paintings are what they are—they depict, though not necessarily through ideas. They are meant to look a certain way. Mostly they are meant to entice a viewer by technique, use of color, or style.

‘Phoenix Rising’: Mud and Ash as Art

‘Phoenix Rising’: Mud and Ash as Art

By Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

August 11, 2018

Ask any witness about the devastation wrought by the Montecito mudslides, and there’s a strong likelihood that you’ll hear a description of the mud itself: the “big stewing soup of it,” as T.C. Boyle memorably put in his short story “I Walk Between the Raindrops” in the July 30 issue of the New Yorker. In Phoenix Rising, the new exhibit at Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery (11 E. Anapamu St.), ceramic artists James and Linda Haggerty are asking us all to take another look at the mud and ash distributed by January’s debris flow, but not because they want to take us back to the scene of the disaster; instead, they want to imagine a way forward.

Bears Come out of the Wild and Into Sullivan Goss Gallery

Bears Come out of the Wild and Into Sullivan Goss Gallery

By Taryna Hollinger, S.B. Seasons Blog

August 9, 2018

A few years ago, Sullivan Goss curator Susan Bush began to notice the number of artists regularly depicting bears in their works. Artists had begun to choose bears as their subject matter not only to show the profound beauty of the animal but also to raise awareness to their fragile existence and habitat in North America.

The Contemporary Bear Area Artists exhibition aims to showcase the majestic North American bear while informing visitors of the effects that a growing human population, climate change and changes in hunting regulations have on bears.

Making a Splash: L.A. in S.B.

Making a Splash: L.A. in S.B.

By Ariana Meyers, VOICE

July 20, 2018

BRINGING A TASTE OF LOS ANGELES art history to Santa Barbara this summer season, Sullivan Goss’s new exhibit L.A. in S.B. II is an overview of the eclectic and elusive post-war and contemporary eras in the city of angels. The second installation of this series, this exhibition, curated by Jeremy Tessmer, will be on view through August 19th.

Sullivan Goss Gallery Presents ‘L.A. in S.B.’

Sullivan Goss Gallery Presents ‘L.A. in S.B.’

by Rachel Heidenry, Santa Barbara Independent

July 17, 2018

Works of art by masters of the Los Angeles modern art scene are currently on view at Sullivan Goss Gallery (11 E. Anapamu St.) in the second installment of L.A. in S.B.. The showing features more than 15 artists from the contemporary and postwar period, including Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Patssi Valdez, and Ken Price.

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