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Past Exhibitions

Seismic | Formations:
Selected Works by Joshua Abarbanel & China Adams

April 14 – May 29, 2016 Whether measuring a fictional rattling of the earth’s core or creating spore-like pods that radiate out of the walls, tables and ceiling of the gallery, both Abarbanel and Adams have the ability to create life-like motion out of static materials. Adams’s pieces from her series “A Certain Period of Time” are created with meticulous hand-drawn lines of varying length and density. As a grou
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Marilyn Noad | Lunaria – paintings and monotypes

June 9th – July 3 An exhibition to benefit the Ojai Land Conservancy and Ojai Defense Fund. In her mono-chromatic mono prints Noad seeks the emergent image. Little control is exercised over the plate initially. Only when the paper is pulled from the inked surface of the plate does she extract the completed image from what she sees. The plate itself can be manipulated but she keeps her interference with what is
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Artist Ramon Ramirez at the Porch Gallery Ojai

Ramon Ramirez | Paradise Now

February 25, 2016 – April 3, 2016 For the past decade, Ramon Ramirez has explored what he describes as the “LA Aesthetic.” His oil paintings feature lush vibrant skies that backdrop silhouetted and muted skylines portraying the rich texture that is created when natural beauty surrounds rough urban sprawl. Palm tress, whether alone or towering above squat architecture, ground Ramirez’s cityscapes in the built-en
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Cludia McNulty at the Porch Gallery Ojai

Claudia McNulty | Hubris

Jan. 7, 2016 – Feb. 21, 2016 “Our emotions and thoughts are being affected by both the foods and drugs, as well as the electromagnetic atmosphere surrounding us. Primal needs and fears are manipulated through advertising and media creating false paradigms, obsessions and desires. “The genetically modified food, (GMO) we consume, without our knowledge or consent, is mutating our very DNA. Our thyroid
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Fierce Generosity | The Carolyn GlasoeBailey Memorial Exhibition

Jul 21, 2016 – August 21, 2016 To honor Carolyn GlasoeBailey and her passion, Lila Glasoe Francese and Chris Bailey have established the Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation, which will be headquartered in Ojai, California where she lived with her family for the past twenty years. The Foundation will focus on the advancement of art and science endeavors. Each year the foundation will select an honoree artist. The Fo
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Porch Gallery presents Generation Art

Generation Art 2015 | A Group Exhibition Featuring Local Students

November. 19, 2015 through January. 3, 2016 Featuring works by Bynk Chanuntranont (The Thacher School), Audrey Hernandez (Nordhoff High School), Killian Hu (Oak Grove School), Yi (Daisy) Liu (Besant Hill School) and Misaki Kobayashi (Ojai Valley School). Co-curated with Colly Smith (The Thacher School). Porch Gallery’s second annual student exhibition. Porch Gallery Directors Heather Stobo and Lisa Casoni conce
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Tanja Rector at the Porch Gallery Ojai

Tanja Rector | You Can Get There From Here

August 27 – September 27, 2015 Continuing on the themes of her 2013 and 2014 exhibitions Travels, Rector’s body of landscape paintings are inspired by her many road trips throughout the United States and rendered in a warm, yet sparse, style. Her combination of paint, sewn canvas and collage, at first glance, seem to have a mosaic constitution that belies the delicate and transparent material that she utilizes.
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Jeff Mann - The Queens Ascent

Jeff Mann | A Catalogue of Unnatural Works

October 1 – November 15, 2015 During his 25-year tenure at George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Jeff Mann created characters, spaceships, creatures and miniature sets for iconic films such as Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump, Star Trek II, III, IV, Men in Black II, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future I, II. While the visual effects were born from pure imag
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Souun Takeda at the Porch Gallery Ojai

Souun Takeda | Balance

June 25 – August 9, 2015 Souun is one of the most famous calligraphers (Kanji artists) in Japan. His artwork is highly praised for its innovative, yet traditional way of expressing the beauty of the Japanese language and spirit. Born in 1975 in Kumamoto, Souun Takeda was first exposed to calligraphy at the age of three by his mother Souyou Takeda, a professional calligrapher in her own right. After graduating f
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