Friday, November 10, 2017

ARTAMO GALLERY · II WEST Anapamu STREET · Santa BarbaRA · Ca 93101 · PHONE  805-568-1400

CURRENT EXHIBITION
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FANTASIA
NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 3, 2017

Under the title “Fantasia” ARTAMO GALLERY brings together works by three established gallery artists — András Györfi from Hungary, Ana Marini from Argentina, and Julia Pinkham from California — who explore in their paintings surrealistic fantasy and storytelling in a wide range from realistic to totally abstract style and manner.

András Györfi
comes from Kaposvár, Hungary, a regional capital 120 miles from Budapest. After learning privately from the painters Molnár József and Ruisz György he moved to Budapest, where he earned a degree as an architect at the Ybl Miklós Training College. Before András Györfi began exhibiting in 1991, he had illustrated for several Hungarian magazines for a couple of years and also designed a stage setting for the theater of Sopron. Györfi’s works are appreciated both in Hungary and internationally, and he is today considered to be one of the best and most promising Hungarian contemporary painters.

Ana Marini from Buenos Aires, Argentina, lives and works in California now. She studied art in Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. Her inclination towards the tragic, the sublime and the magical, aesthetic categories lingering between projection and perception, coherence and chaos, is why her works are described as “Magical Realism”. She says: “My art is about people and the way they experience their lives. While painting, I try to suggest a story, not only of the moment but also of an entire life. Not only of what we can see, but what is invisible to the eyes. Art is always a mirror. That is why it is so powerful. It speaks not only about my subject, but also speaks about my perceptions.”

Julia Pinkham has been working full time as an artist since 1979. In addition to fine art, her career includes a wide range of creative endeavors, e.g. creating a line of clothing of her own hand painted fabric designs, designing prints for a textile company in New York, and creating cloisonné jewelry designs for Zarah Company. She has written and illustrated Nature Encyclopedia coloring books for Stemmer House Publishers. Her watercolor paintings of endangered species were published as greeting cards and T-shirts worldwide. Julia’s art is strongly influenced by the natural world and the ocean in particular. Her abstract surrealist works reflect her interest in natural forms. Her work expresses a spontaneous sense of freedom, energy and movement.


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Ana Marini
Time
acrylic on canvas
48" x 36"


Ana Marini
Silent Messenger
acrylic on canvas
40" x 30"


Julia Pinkham
D-Construction II
acrylicl on canvas
28" x 22"


Julia Pinkham
The Dream before the Metaphor
acrylicl on canvas
30" x 24"


András Györfi
Building Paradise
oil on canvas
56" x 28"


András Györfi
Fish
oil on canvas
42" x 42"

 


András Györfi
Circus
oil on canvas
20" x 20"


András Györfi
Angel
oil on canvas
24" x 18"


SPECIAL ONGOING EXHIBITION
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ANN BALDWIN: SCRIPTOPICS
AT THE KARPELES MUSEUM SANTA BARBARA
FROM MARCH 2016 ONGOING

The neighboring ARTAMO GALLERY and Karpeles
Museum in Santa Barbara joined forces to present
Scriptopics, a series of paintings by Ann Baldwin,
from London, England. Her collage-style work reflects
her love of literature showing an emotional
response to the theatre by layering texts and images
from old programs and incorporating excerpts
from manuscripts on her large canvases.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
25 West Anapamu Street
(just a few steps from ARTAMO GALLERY)
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12–4 PM.
Entry is free.


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Ann Baldwin
Statuta II
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
60" x 48"


Ann Baldwin
Revisions
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
60" x 48"

 


Ann Baldwin
Memorandum
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
40" x 30"


Ann Baldwin
Mandragora
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
60" x 48"


ARTAMO GALLERY

ARTAMO GALLERY, now for over twelve years in the same location, is a destination for contemporary art in Santa Barbara. Located only 100 yards from the Museum of Art the Gallery contributes to the revival of the historical downtown art district and helps building a gallery row on both sides of Anapamu Street.

ARTAMO GALLERY shows contemporary art by regional, national and international artists in solo and group exhibitions, including painting, sculpture, and mixed media. The gallery represents Ann Baldwin, Janet Bothne, Kaori Fukuyama, András Györfi, Judy Hintz Cox, Cody Hooper, Françoise Issaly, Michael Kessler, Elana Kundell, Ana Marini, Rose Masterpol, Jack N. Mohr, Michael Moon, Julia Pinkham, Jack Reilly, and Ashleigh Sumner. Other artists are occasionally invited as guests to join special themed group shows and events.

ARTAMO GALLERY, a substantial part of the Santa Barbara art scene and art community, participates in local art events, especially the Santa Barbara First Thursday Art Nights

ARTAMO GALLERY is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Dealers Association (SBADA)