Alumna Ann Diener, solo exhibition at Atkinson Gallery


Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College


Entangled Grid: Ann Diener
January 31-February 28, 2014

Friday, January 31, 5-7pm

Artist Lecture:
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30pm

CLOSED: 2/14-17

In our newly renovated space, the Atkinson Gallery will present Ann Diener’s most recent drawings which she created by overlaying images of the city of Los Angeles as it now exists onto the historical blueprint, thus recording spaces from different time periods and a cacophony of architecture as diverse as its population. Diener received her BA from UCLA and her MFA from UCSB. Her one-person exhibitions include Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB, Electric Works Gallery San Francisco and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (now the Museum of Contemporary Art). She was a resident artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy and at Kaus Australis in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  Her work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The SF Weekly, Artweek, Art Ltd., Art on Paper, the Santa Barbara News-Press and the Santa Barbara Independent.



Chaos & Creation
February 5-March 15, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 5-7pm

The student-run Atkinson Gallery Annex is a long-standing tradition of the Atkinson Gallery. The Annex proudly hosts student exhibitions curated by the Atkinson Gallery Intern. In Spring 2014, current intern Lia deWit is curating Chaos and Creation which examines the theme of destruction and the rebirth of  creativity in chaos.

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Gallery tours & discussions: The gallery director leads discussions of current exhibits with a focus on visual literacy and critical thinking. AVAILABLE TO BOTH SBCC CLASSES AND LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS.

In-class critiques with gallery director/visiting artists: The gallery director and visiting artists lead and/or participate in in-class critiques of student work – providing the experience of professional studio visits for our students.

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