The Arts Fund proudly presents The Zone 3-D, an exhibition running from December 7 to January 12, 2013, where an array of three-dimensional work will be presented by an amazing group of Funk Zone artists: Donald Davis, Blake Rankin, Ro Snell, Xarene Eskandar, Skye Gwilliam and Tom Long.
Donald Davis incorporates his travels abroad in Italy into his work, his studies of the ancient architecture fostering his respect for principles of structure. The Roman sites impressed him, being altered by decay and erosion, yet still emanating strength.
Blake Rankin is an accomplished young stone sculptor and helped to carve the historic “Spirit of the Ocean” fountain at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. His work is strongly influenced by classical figurative sculpture, and he aims to make the heavy, rigid marble appear elastic and malleable.
Ro Snell, growing up on a farm in England, works with paper, photography and other mediums, with her pieces being assembled from natural materials and man-made objects.
Xarene Eskander, researcher and media artist, teaches at UCLA and Otis College of Art and Design, and is working towards her doctorate at Media Arts and Technology at UCSB. She speaks and exhibits her work at international events in museums all over the world, including those in Istanbul, Geneva, Helsinki and Montreal.
Skye Gwilliam owns his own gallery, GONE Gallery, where he also paints and focuses on street art, using a wide variety of media in his work.
Tom Long operates Soboba Studios in the Funk Zone and works with fine woods, creating beautiful and unique wood-workings.
Even though each artist hails from a different part of the world and works with a vast variety of materials, they come together to create a unique and beautiful show.
The amazing exhibition will open with a public reception for the artists on Friday, December 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arts Fund Gallery on State Street.
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