21.10.12

YESTERYEAR (2008 – 2011): ALISON WATT JACKSON

Life is a passage, time moves on with or without us. Yet we are human and yearn for a sense of belonging and connection. These are the words that welcome us to the new exhibit YESTERYEAR, photographs by Alison Watt Jackson in the Museum of Art’s First Gallery, December 7 – 31, 2012. Among her black and white photographs are long unused ice skates dangling, a storefront frozen in time, and a Mexican gentleman resting between pool shots. Ms. Jackson manages to find diminutive visual moments in the world around her. The subjects are familiar, without being inconsequential, and prompt us to know the rest of the tale. The answers remain just out of reach so we are compelled to fabricate our own missive with Ms. Watt Jackson’s photographs our muse. 1010 Broad St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Phone 805.543.8562. www.sloma.org

Thrift Store

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21.10.12

WOOD & WEAVING: SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WOODWORKING GUILD AND MARY ZICAFOOSE TAPESTRIES

Bold, colorful woven wall hangings by Mary Zicafoose and extraordinary new wood creations by the Santa Ynez Valley Woodworking Guild will be on exhibit in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Gray Wing November 23 – December 30, 2012. Mary Zicafoose's tapestries and rugs span the globe from the corporate offices of Tenaska in Canada to United States Embassies on three continents. Her woven pieces blend cultural icons and symbols with a contemporary hand, creating powerful visual statements in fiber. The Santa Ynez Valley Woodworking Guild has gained a reputation for originality and excellence. Members have been featured in every national magazine devoted to wood artistry and have traveled the country giving workshops. The Gray Wing exhibition will feature their newest creations showcasing beautiful, rare and exotic woods.

Wood and Weaving

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21.10.12

3D X 2: A COLLABORATION AMONG SCULPTORS

The Central Coast Sculptors' Group is mounting a collaborative exhibit in the McMeen Gallery of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. 3D x 2, November 2 – December 2, 2012, features collaborative sculptural artwork from pairs of local artists. Each artist was asked to begin an art piece but had to leave it unfinished. The first artist then handed the incomplete sculpture to his or her partner artist who completed the work in whatever medium he or she chose. Showcasing a variety of styles, techniques and media, the sculptures were surprising to all the participating artists. The result is a delightful blend of creativity that no one fully anticipated.

Sculptors Group

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21.10.12

TERRY DELAPP: MUNDUS CERIALIS

Harkening back to the supremacy and pictorial excellence of the nineteenth century landscape painters Cole, Church, Bierstadt and Moran, Terry DeLapp shares their passion for portraying the true majesty of the natural world. Mr. DeLapp frames the world with a gentle persuasion, and it is in his subtlety that he coaxes us into submitting to its charms. He does this with excellence in his newest body of artwork, the exhibit MUNDUS CERIALIS at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, November 2 – December 3, 2012. A gallery talk (5 pm) and reception to meet the artist (6 – 9 pm) will take place on Friday, November 2, 2012. 1010 Broad St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Phone: 805.543.8562. www.sloma.org

Terry DeLapp

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21.10.12

NORMAN E. RILEY: PHOTO SURREALISM

Photographs by Norman E. Riley. Mr. Riley has recently made a generous donation of his photographs to the Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. Most of the photographs have the same background and are simple subjects comprised of few elements. Nearly all combine pieces of scrap metal with something living or objects that were once living. He has carefully selected and arranged the components in ways that are striking and harmonious creating surrealistic images that are incongruent juxtapositions. Mr. Riley shares, “It is my hope that these artful photographs will showcase a suitable command of the photographic medium from which they arise, namely photography, as distinguished from all forms of digital imaging.” October 12 – November 11, 2012. 1010 Broad St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805.543.8562. Hours: 11am - 5pm. www.sloma.org

Norman E. Riley: Speedometer

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