Sterling Ivy Gorell & Carlos Grano
The Atkinson Annex featuring
February 27 – May 15
located in the Atkinson Annex, room 225
Opening Reception Friday,
A Santa Barbara City College student, Sterling Ivy Gorrell is in her fourth semester. She majors in Art and is minoring in sign language. She hopes to transfer to University of California Santa Cruz in the future. She is enrolled in Rafael Perea de la Caba’s Advanced Painting class. She has a style of dripping the paint down the canvas, balancing bright colors and neutrals to give a beautiful depth. On top of those drips, she uses black and white illustrations, giving the work as a whole a youthful graffiti style. This will be her first exhibition.
Carlos Grano is a student an SBCC working on completing his AA in Studio Art and Art History. Carlos is self-employed as an architectural designer. While he would love to make his living as an artist, he is currently studying for his architectural exam to become a licensed architect. He is in Rafael Perea de la Cabada’s Advanced Painting class also. He has shown at both the 2005 & 2006 Small Images Shows at the Atkinson Gallery, the 2009 Pink Elephants and Champagne for the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, and most notably at the 2008-2009 Anthology for the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. In his work he seeks to “find balance on the paper-thin line between abstract and non-objective, the rational and the expressionistic.” His collages “reference pop culture, consumer commodity, and the minimalist notion of seriality.”
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