SBCC'S Atkinson Gallery debuts 'New Landscapes Part 1' exhibit
“Veduta (Bonnard Mediterranean Mid Morning) Triptych,” by Whitney Bedford
October 23, 2023

SBCC'S Atkinson Gallery debuts 'New Landscapes Part 1' exhibit

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2023) – The Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is pleased to present "New Landscapes Part I" on view Nov.1-Dec. 8, 2023. The exhibit features six artists' works whose content embraces land, sky and the sea as subjects.

In the history of western art, landscapes have been a subject of depiction for centuries, from frescoes and mosaics to genre and plein air. With the invention of new technologies starting with the jacquard loom, photography and then the digital, our understanding of landscape has continually expanded and contracted. Today, contemporary artists continue to look both to the past and to the future at this enduring subject to explore the complexity and diversity of the world around us. This exhibition series brings together, in two parts, more than a dozen artists who continue to engage landscape as part of their visual vocabulary and as an important component of their artistic exploration. The exhibition contains many different media but is focused on the two-dimensional apparatuses of painting, textiles, drawing and photography.

Featured artists:
Whitney Bedford
Diedrick Brackens
Manuel López
Cruz Ortiz
Jonathan Ryan
Jonas Wood

To accompany the exhibit, the following artist talks are scheduled:
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m. (Administration bldg. Room A211) — Manuel López
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. (Atkinson Gallery, Room H202) — Whitney Bedford.
Organized in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), Bedford’s work is currently on view as part of the exhibition Inside/Outside (through Feb. 8, 2024) at SBMA.

The dates for "New Landscapes Part II" are Jan. 22-Feb. 28, 2024, at the Atkinson Gallery, featuring artists Ann Craven, Porfirio Gutiérrez, Jordan Nassar, Soumya Netrabile, Robyn O’Neil, David Benjamin Sherry and others.
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"New Landscapes Part 1"
Atkinson Gallery, SBCC's East Campus
Nov. 1-Dec. 8, 2023
Exhibit Opening: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4-6 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
And by appointment.

For more information contact: 
Gallery Director, John Connelly