Brooks Institute’s Gallery 27: Observations

Posted on Jan 23 by SEASONS Magazine

Jesse Alexander and Patricia Houghton Clarke

Jesse Alexander and Patricia Houghton Clarke are creative “documentarians,” both representing people and places that we don’t often see, or rather– don’t often notice.  They both use light and shadow to tell a story, which allows us to see across generations of ideas.

Alexander has been involved in motor sports photography since the 1950s and has covered races in Mexico and across Europe.  He has also explored photography of theater and musical personalities for the New York Times.  His work has been collected and exhibited in many museums across the country.  In the 1990s, he had a traveling exhibition of more than 70 images make their way around the world.  He even has numerous books, which have ventured into eBook publications.

Through years of international traveling, painting and casual photography, Clarke has developed an “artist’s eye.”  She is fascinated by shape, light and color of everyday life both near and far.  Her award-winning photography has been showcased across Europe and several parts of the United States.  Her newest body of work, Comunione, reflects her recent trip to southern Italy, where she spent a month on Artist Residency.

Brooks Institute’s Gallery 27 has featured the work of world-renowned photographers including Joyce Tenneson, Chris Rainier, Michael Thompson, and Rodney Smith.  Clarke and Alexander are just two more photographers to add to the list of exceptionally talented artists to be featured at this gallery.  The artist reception will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 6-8 p.m.



Gallery 27

Brooks Institute of Photography
27 East Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Gallery Hours:

Sat. – Thurs.: 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM


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