"Shade and Shadow" Exhibit Opens August 27 in Foxworthy Gallery

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A feast for the eyes, “Shade and Shadow” is a new exhibit of figurative sculpture by Laura Moll and large-scale photographs by David Stroup.  The exhibit opens Monday, Aug. 27, with an artists’ reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Allan Hancock College’s Ann Foxworthy Gallery.  The public is invited to meet the artists and see their work.  The show will be on display through Friday, October 5.

Gallery Director Marti Fast is enthusiastic about the show.  “As life partners as well as award-winning creative partners, Stroup and Moll often collaborate artistically, frequently traveling to remote areas and working with what they find in the environment,” she said.  “In their unpredictable journeys, Moll will build something or pose on location, while Stroup allows his perceptions to lead him in unexpected directions.  Philosophers both, the pair generate themes and play with possibilities as they explore the natural world.  This show brings together their passion for capturing light and shadow as it reveals form, and the individual pieces flow together beautifully into a unified whole.”

ArtExhibitStroupFeathersMoll began creating figurative works in ceramics classes at Allan Hancock College with master-ceramist Robert Nichols.  Later at San Jose State, she began casting her works in bronze.  Inspired by history, archaeology and the natural world, the sculptor’s most recent commission, a bronze Turtle Family, is permanently installed in the Children’s Garden on the grounds of Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

Stroup also studied at Hancock, going on to develop his black and white landscape and figurative photography with Edna Bullock and Morley Baer.  Stroup has garnered dozens of awards for his work, which has been featured at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Ansel Adams Gallery, the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Museums of Art and others.

The Ann Foxworthy Gallery is located in the Academic Resource Center, bldg. L-South, in the heart of the Santa Maria campus.  Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  The gallery is closed weekends and school holidays.  For more information, call the fine arts department at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3252, or Fast at ext. 3465.  The toll free number in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) followed by the four-digit extension. 

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Last Modified May 2, 2014