Presenting: ARTchitecture

August 19, 2022 § 3 Comments

Michael Reardon | Customs House

“ARTchitecture” — a group exhibition of Santa Barbara architect-artists — will be on view from September 16 to October 29 at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery at 1331 State Street in Santa Barbara. It runs alongside an exhibition of paintings by Michael Reardon, a renowned Northern California watercolorist with an architectural background.

Nearly a dozen of Santa Barbara’s finest practicing architects who also paint, primarily in watercolor, are featured in the exhibition. Among them are Marc Appleton, who helped organize the exhibition, Anthony Grumbine, Stephen Harby and Jeff Shelton. Also included are Domiane Forte, Henry Lenny, John Margolis, Sean McArdle, Tom Meaney, Alexis Stypa and Qing Xue.

“Art and architecture have always been closely related,” says Thomas Reynolds, who last year moved his gallery to Santa Barbara after 25 years in San Francisco. “Santa Barbara is notable not only for its magnificent architecture, but also for its concentration of respected architects moved to create art. We’re happy to bring some of them together.”

ARTchitecture

AN EXHIBITION OF ARCHITECT-ARTISTS

MARC APPLETON


DOMIANE FORTE


ANTHONY GRUMBINE


STEPHEN HARBY


HENRY LENNY


JOHN MARGOLIS


SEAN McARDLE


JEFF SHELTON


TOM MEANEY


ALEXIS STYPA


QING XUE


Santa Barbara’s Marc Appleton helped inspire the ARTchitecture exhibition.


FEATURING MICHAEL REARDON

Michael Reardon | Le Biciclette

MICHAEL REARDON earned a B.A. in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, then studied further in Grenoble, France. Later he won the Gabriel Prize, which enabled him to spend three months painting the historic fountains of Paris. It was a crucial experience that furthered his transition to creating and teaching fine art fulltime.

VIEW MICHAEL REARDON’S WATERCOLORS

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