Open Studio – Joyce Wilson

Tonight we host Santa Barbara photographer and alternative process artist Joyce Wilson for a special event, part of the gallery’s Open Studio series.

Showcasing cyanotypes, gold leaf, palladium and Joyce’s hand made artist books, the gallery will be filled with one of a kind prints.

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Blind Fate

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Full Moon

About Between

We are children searching and wandering
Haunted by our longing to belong

We dream, we love, we live, we mourn
Between the ever present and the unknown

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In the Clouds

Early in my career, a colleague made a statement I’ve never forgotten…”the only constant is change”. My career as an artist and photographer has spanned over 50 years, and I’m always fascinated with the endless possibilities. Early work was steeped in the classic and pictorial style of the early pioneers, and this aesthetic served me well, but the past few years brought realities dealing with loss and pain, and the art has shifted to a darker side.

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Disguised

My work whether soft and ethereal or dark and disturbing is a journey both with subject and technique that is a continuation of my curiosity, and life experiences. I use many old world processes including bromoil, and oil glazing, to enhance and alter the photographic image to a subtler art form, and I’ve found creative magic in the contemporary digital medium to depict the mystery and allure of my images.

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Tangled Web

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Illusion

About Joyce Wilson –

After a long and successful career in Indianapolis, Joyce moved to Santa Barbara in 1996. She serves as adjunct faculty at Brooks Institute and mentors students in the MFA program. She has lectured and taught at photographic conferences throughout the world for the past 40 years. In 2003 the International Photographic Council honored her at the United Nations with the Distinguished Leadership Award, and she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Photographers of America in 2006. She was the commencement speaker in 1984 and again in 2005 at Brooks, and received an Honorary Master of Arts & Science from Brooks Institute.

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No Return

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Visions

For more information about Joyce Wilson, please join us from 6 to 8 tonight, March 22nd or log onto her website.

About wall space gallery’s Open Studio program.

wall space gallery’s Open Studio program supports Central Coast artists through lectures, one night exhibitions and other special events showcasing the creativity of our region. In our gallery setting, artists can have an intimate setting to talk about their work and their ideas within the broader context of the world of fine art.

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