The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is pleased to present “Ann Page: Recent Sculptures and Drawings,” an exhibition of works that blur boundaries between art and technology, merging creative thought with geometric modeling, 2D visualization, and 3D printing.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Saturday, Oct. 10, with an artist reception on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Page will also present an art lecture on Friday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. in The Broad Stage (adjacent to the gallery). She is an associate professor of the Practice of Fine Arts at USC Roski School of Art & Design, where she introduced 3D rapid prototyping as a contemporary tool for artists. Her talk will draw from comparisons of forms found in nature, using natural geological conglomerate formations combined with 3D digital processes. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates). Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

“When looking ‘purely’ at what passes across my visual field,” said Page, “I see that, formally speaking, it is not broken down into visual categories of two-dimensional illusion and three-dimensional forms, or color versus chiaroscuro, or concept versus object, or expression versus pure physicality, but that it is a simultaneous and changing, intersecting and interdependent, overlapping, non-isolatable orchestrated phenomenon in process. The illusory exists within the three-dimensional, color and form coincide in light, the concept rests within the object, and the expression is the pure quality and essence of that segment of orchestration in relation to our own thought patterns. We can see/understand only one visual/mental degree at a time, but within each degree is everything.”

Page’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the nation in private and university galleries since 1968. She was selected by the Theodore Payne Wildflower Foundation to be Artist-in-Residence for 2015, and will present “Ann Page: Winged, Fluted and Reticulated,” a one-person exhibit this fall in the Theodore Payne Gallery.

SMC’s Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica. Due to construction in progress, please enter from 11th Street.

Exhibits, receptions, and art lectures and talks are free.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, please call (310) 434-3434.

 

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