SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery to present group exhibition ‘Planet Earth’ Sept. 10-Oct. 23

SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery to present group exhibition ‘Planet Earth’ Sept. 10-Oct. 23
October 23, 2021

SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery to present group exhibition ‘Planet Earth’ Sept. 10-Oct. 23

The Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College is pleased to present “Planet Earth,” a group exhibition by three artists — Sarah Rosalena Brady, Mark Churchill and Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales — who integrate different concepts of land in their work. The word “land” can have many implications. As a noun, it can refer to territory, soil, rural areas, real estate, as well as nations, provinces and kingdoms. As a verb, it can mean to alight, dock, moor or touch down as well as to bring on, settle, acquire or inflict. Of course, the antonym of land is sea, and the title of the show is inspired by our planet’s serendipitous combination of both these elements along with atmosphere, air and sky. As we desperately search and yearn for solutions to the ongoing climate crisis, the fear and uncertainty created leads us to look both inward and outward for answers. And as we look to other places within our current reach such as the moon or Mars for resolutions it is important to remember and embrace the absolute habitat we already have at hand as a lesson to our past and inevitable futures. All three artists in Planet Earth explore these themes in their work in unique and compelling ways.

The Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College Art Department's showcase for the visual arts is located in the Humanities Building, Room 202, on the East Campus of Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

For more information contact:
John Connelly, Atkinson Gallery Director
Art Department
Santa Barbara City College
(805) 965 – 0581 x 3484
jconnelly1@pipeline.sbcc.edu