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Sullivan Goss x Lotusland: Where the Wild Things Grow
June 30, 2023 – July 24, 2023
Sullivan Goss is excited to announce a contemporary artistic collaboration with Ganna Walska Lotusland to present Where the Wild Things Grow. The exhibition will showcase work by over 25 local and regional artists inspired by the rare specimens and unique atmosphere of Lotusland’s cultivated landscape. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artwork will be donated to the Garden.
The Where the Wild Things Grow exhibition will run from June 30 to July 24. An opening artist’s reception will be held on July 6 from 5-8:00 PM in conjunction with the 1st Thursday Art Walk, hosted monthly by Downtown Santa Barbara.
The artists of Where the Wild Things Grow bring a contemporary eye to the tradition of botanical art. While the 19th century saw naturalist artists recording botany and wildlife with precise illustrations, 21st century artists have a different agenda. For this new generation, nature’s endless diversity of design is pared down to only essential shapes as the focus is more on color and design than botanical accuracy.
Artwork styles for Where the Wild Things Grow range from formal realism to more abstract and unconventional mediums. Works on paper, sculpture, and paintings will be included, each expressing the many botanical inspirations to be discovered at Lotusland. Patrons wishing to purchase any available artwork during the exhibition can do so on-site through Sullivan Goss.
Artists participating in Where the Wild Things Grow include: Meredith Brooks Abbott, Whitney Brooks Abbott, Cara Bonewitz, Mehera Blum, Ken Bortolazzo, Phoebe Brunner, Patricia Chidlaw, Rick Garcia, Robin Gowen, Inga Guzyte, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Nathan Huff, Cynthia James, Onno Kok, Emilie Lee, Paulo Lima, John Nava, Amber O’Neill, R. Nelson Parrish, Angela Perko, Hank Pitcher, Maria Rendon, Joan Rosenberg-Dent, Blakeney Sanford, Kerrie Smith, Sarah Vedder, Lynda Weinman, Monica Wiesblott.