Surface Tension Art Exhibit Opening Reception

December 12, 2013 – December 12, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Pamela Zwehl-Burke

Sponsored by Mimi Michaelis

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
What: Large-scale oilstick painting-drawings reference the surface of the natural world.
Cost: Free
Please RSVP: (805) 962-8404 x115

Pamela Zwehl-Burke oilstick paintings-drawings are enlarged excerpts depicting ocean, pond, forest, garden and field, organized to show the push-and-pull, the dynamic tension in nature and in designed compositions. Organic and somewhat abstract, most are made to be viewed in any of the four orientations. Many of the images connect water, sky, fauna and flora.
Forever interested in what the natural world means, she has spent many years looking, to encode and decode visual matters. She learned (at the Hochschule fuer bildende Kuenste, Kassel and Staatliches Seminar, Goettingen (both Germany), California State University, Northridge and the University of Southern California) and then taught (at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Santa Barbara City College) drawing, figure drawing, printmaking, design and artists’ books.
The subjects of her works in a variety of scale, format and material, are for the most part a commonplace visual experiences of animal, vegetable, mineral, and their stories.