Up To The Surface: Mariusa, Jay Mercado, Miriam Slater, James David Thomas,
On Exhibit In Our Vollmer Gallery
March 31, 2007 through June 3, 2007
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SATURDAY, MARCH 31
FROM 5 - 7PM
7 EAST ANAPAMU STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA
A Few Words About This Exhibit
Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery is proud to present Up to the Surface, highlighting recent work by four of our favorite artists who live in California.
Mariusa’s exquisite compositions present gracefully arranged objects with great sensitivity to color and form. Originally from Buenos Aires, this revered Santa Barbara artist continues to paint her characteristically beautiful still lifes at age 99.
San Francisco artist Jay Mercado is known for his realistic paintings that honor our agricultural heritage. His “in the box” series offers individual images of perfectly ripe fruit that celebrate our ancient connection to the life-giving earth.
Miriam Slater presents a new series of contemporary Geisha paintings that playfully blend elements of today’s society with traditional Japanese aesthetics. These jewel-like paintings comprise a synthesis of Eastern and Western culture with a humorous twist.
James David Thomas of La Crescenta continues his visual exploration of life on the California coast. His meditative scenes of Pacific Ocean beaches focus on iconic elements of sea, sand and sky, with quiet references to human habitation appearing within this context.
Nancy Clare Caponi
About the Artists
Mariusa - Mariusa's soft, painterly works recall the metaphysical paintings of Italian artist, Giorgio Morandi. At 99 years old, she continues to paint. To learn more about the artist, click here.
Jay Mercado - To learn more about the artist, click here.
Miriam Slater - Miriam Slater received her B.F.A. at Cal State Fullerton, but completed her education under Harry Carmean at the Art Center. Today, Slater and Carmean share a happy and productive marriage. To learn more about the artist, click here.
James David Thomas - James David Thomas graduated from Otis Art Institute. His work explores natural forms and cycles by engaging with natural materials through a developed sense of art history. To learn more about this artist, click here.