The rule of three is a happening that shows up in our daily lives, and even dictates the conventions of art. Sullivan Goss certainly highlights this magical number, as the gallery welcomes three amazingly talented artists—Wesley Anderegg, Rafael Perea de la Cabada and Maria Rendón—in the exhibit Just Between Us, opening Thursday, April 4 and continuing through Sunday, June 2. All of these artists explore similar thematic and stylistic approaches, yet uniquely distinguish themselves. Luckily for us, they’ve agreed to share a space in which a creative body of work will emerge.
Perhaps what unites these artists is their ability to combine art and storytelling. Each artist shares his or her personal narrative, extending an inviting hand to the viewer, while still maintaining a distance in which to allow the universality of the piece to speak on a more subjective level. The exhibit name also invites this reading, as if the stories and secrets shared are just between the viewer and artist.
Here’s the scoop on Wesley Anderegg: Anderegg, who was featured in the fall 2012 issue of SEASONS, has had 22 solo exhibitions in 26 years, as well as participated in lectures and enjoyed much publication. He was featured in three of Lark Books’ ceramics publications: 500 Ceramic Sculptures, 500 Figures in Clay and Handbuilt Ceramics.
Rafael Perea de la Cabada currently teaches Advanced Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College. Last year, he had a mid-career retrospective at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.
Maria Rendón is currently pursuing her MFA at UCSB. After establishing a stellar career in illustration, Rendón has now reoriented herself towards fine art. Her work is peppered throughout the city, exhibited at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Forum, Atkinson Gallery at SBCC, Lotusland and Channing Peake Gallery.
Experience the power of art—to the third power—with three incredible artists in one dynamic space.
-Grace Piro Delia