Opening this Friday with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at Atkinson Gallery is artist Keith Puccinelli’s sweet cream sour fool, as featured in the fall issue of Santa Barbara Seasons and in our exclusive videos with the artist.
Puccinelli’s intense observation and response to the affairs of his life, and others, is accomplished with amusement, befuddlement, anger, and compassion. He brings his considerable skills to his unique visualization of personal and public life. This exhibition will include large-scale drawings, sculpture, photography, and installation.
In addition, Puccinelli will exhibit a very large drawing, entitled Mostly Growls and Spit, which is comprised of 32 individual 19″ x 24″ drawings on paper. These individual panels will be sold as a benefit to the gallery with 75% of the sales proceeds going to the Atkinson Gallery. The price is $400 each.
Concurrently, Puccinelli’s drawing, Heavy Cloud Walking Clown, is on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in their permanent collection exhibition, The View From Here. Also, his Anteater drawing is in the Berkus collection exhibition, Few Chosen by Many, at the Channing Peake Gallery.
The Atkinson Gallery show will be on view through December 9. In addition, Puccinelli will give a free lecture on Wednesday, November 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Santa Barbara City College Art Department, room H111.