Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Porch Gallery Ojai presents Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson and Douglas Tausik Ryder. Whether exploring a collection of sticks, a sheep, or in Tasusik Ryder’s case, the female body, both artists use their respective mediums of photography and sculpture to explore the form and intrinsic beauty of their subject matters.

Eschewing flash and studio lights, Pearson relies purely on ambient light to create photographs that capture elegance and uncomplicated beauty. Isolating objects with minimal to zero background information, she removes the context from her subjects and strips them of their banality elevating them into studies of shape and style.

Starting with a computer coded process, Tausik Ryder’s sculptures are at first machine fabricated with an industrial CNC (computer numerical control) machine tool then painstakingly assembled and hand-finished. The combination of technology and hand craftsmanship results in innovative and sensuous interpretations of natural form, bodies and elements.

Victoria Pearson has built a highly distinguished career as a photographer in Los Angeles, specializing in still life, travel, food and beauty. Her extensive client list includes Williams Sonoma, Neiman Marcus, AT&T, Martha Stewart Living, Food and Wine, Chronicle Books, Microsoft and Pottery Barn. Pearson is based in Ojai, Ca.

Tausik Ryder’s work has been shown previously at Jason Vass, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; and the University of Pennsylvania. His pieces are also in noted private collections including that of Tom Ford and Richard Buckley. A native New Yorker, he now resides in Los Angeles, CA and Shelter Island, NY with his wife and daughter

California Fibers: A Closer Look

California Fibers: A Closer Look

California Fibers: A Closer Look

January 18 – February 29, 2020

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 2 – 4 pm

California Fibers: A Closer Look coincides with and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of California Fibers, a group that supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California artists working in fiber media. All works in the exhibition address the theme “a closer look” as interpreted by each artist, from imagery and inspiration to materials and processes.

“The work in this exhibition features contemporary art utilizing media and processes rooted in the earliest forms of human endeavor,” says Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center. “There are cutting-edge works in weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables, and mixed media.”

California Fibers: A Closer Look features diverse works created by eighteen members of California Fibers: Linda Anderson, Olivia Batchelder, Charlotte Bird, Marilyn Chaffee, Doshi, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Susan Henry, Chari Myers, Serge Nepomnin, Kathy Nida, Carol Nilsen, Liz Oliver, Michael Rohde, Rebecca Smith, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Debby Weiss and Peggy Wiedemann.

About California Fibers:

Founded in 1970, the group supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California artists working in fiber media. The imagination and superb craftsmanship of these artists place them in the highest echelons of their fields. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad. Many of its members are well-represented in museums and private collections and are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables, and mixed media. To learn more, visit the California Fibers website at www.californiafibers.com

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Porch Gallery Ojai presents Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson and Douglas Tausik Ryder. Whether exploring a collection of sticks, a sheep, or in Tasusik Ryder’s case, the female body, both artists use their respective mediums of photography and sculpture to explore the form and intrinsic beauty of their subject matters.

Eschewing flash and studio lights, Pearson relies purely on ambient light to create photographs that capture elegance and uncomplicated beauty. Isolating objects with minimal to zero background information, she removes the context from her subjects and strips them of their banality elevating them into studies of shape and style.

Starting with a computer coded process, Tausik Ryder’s sculptures are at first machine fabricated with an industrial CNC (computer numerical control) machine tool then painstakingly assembled and hand-finished. The combination of technology and hand craftsmanship results in innovative and sensuous interpretations of natural form, bodies and elements.

Victoria Pearson has built a highly distinguished career as a photographer in Los Angeles, specializing in still life, travel, food and beauty. Her extensive client list includes Williams Sonoma, Neiman Marcus, AT&T, Martha Stewart Living, Food and Wine, Chronicle Books, Microsoft and Pottery Barn. Pearson is based in Ojai, Ca.

Tausik Ryder’s work has been shown previously at Jason Vass, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; and the University of Pennsylvania. His pieces are also in noted private collections including that of Tom Ford and Richard Buckley. A native New Yorker, he now resides in Los Angeles, CA and Shelter Island, NY with his wife and daughter

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson & Douglas Tausik Ryder

Porch Gallery Ojai presents Elemental: Selected Works by Victoria Pearson and Douglas Tausik Ryder. Whether exploring a collection of sticks, a sheep, or in Tasusik Ryder’s case, the female body, both artists use their respective mediums of photography and sculpture to explore the form and intrinsic beauty of their subject matters.

Eschewing flash and studio lights, Pearson relies purely on ambient light to create photographs that capture elegance and uncomplicated beauty. Isolating objects with minimal to zero background information, she removes the context from her subjects and strips them of their banality elevating them into studies of shape and style.

Starting with a computer coded process, Tausik Ryder’s sculptures are at first machine fabricated with an industrial CNC (computer numerical control) machine tool then painstakingly assembled and hand-finished. The combination of technology and hand craftsmanship results in innovative and sensuous interpretations of natural form, bodies and elements.

Victoria Pearson has built a highly distinguished career as a photographer in Los Angeles, specializing in still life, travel, food and beauty. Her extensive client list includes Williams Sonoma, Neiman Marcus, AT&T, Martha Stewart Living, Food and Wine, Chronicle Books, Microsoft and Pottery Barn. Pearson is based in Ojai, Ca.

Tausik Ryder’s work has been shown previously at Jason Vass, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; and the University of Pennsylvania. His pieces are also in noted private collections including that of Tom Ford and Richard Buckley. A native New Yorker, he now resides in Los Angeles, CA and Shelter Island, NY with his wife and daughter

California Fibers: A Closer Look

California Fibers: A Closer Look

California Fibers: A Closer Look

January 18 – February 29, 2020

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 2 – 4 pm

California Fibers: A Closer Look coincides with and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of California Fibers, a group that supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California artists working in fiber media. All works in the exhibition address the theme “a closer look” as interpreted by each artist, from imagery and inspiration to materials and processes.

“The work in this exhibition features contemporary art utilizing media and processes rooted in the earliest forms of human endeavor,” says Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center. “There are cutting-edge works in weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables, and mixed media.”

California Fibers: A Closer Look features diverse works created by eighteen members of California Fibers: Linda Anderson, Olivia Batchelder, Charlotte Bird, Marilyn Chaffee, Doshi, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Susan Henry, Chari Myers, Serge Nepomnin, Kathy Nida, Carol Nilsen, Liz Oliver, Michael Rohde, Rebecca Smith, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Debby Weiss and Peggy Wiedemann.

About California Fibers:

Founded in 1970, the group supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California artists working in fiber media. The imagination and superb craftsmanship of these artists place them in the highest echelons of their fields. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad. Many of its members are well-represented in museums and private collections and are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables, and mixed media. To learn more, visit the California Fibers website at www.californiafibers.com

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