Nov. 3, 2011
-- Santa Barbara, CA - Anderson Art Collective (http://www.andersonARTcollective.com)
opens Ron Anderson 20/20: Looking Forward/Looking Back with an artist’s reception on Saturday, November 5 from 5-7pm featuring selections of the artist’s work from his first show in Beverly Hills in 1991 through his newest creations in 2011. The show includes his iconic 3D mixed media woodies and water fountains, oil paintings, his Kahala aloha shirt designs and the new genre he created, three-dimensional paintings.
Ron Anderson (http://www.ronandersonart.com)
is an internationally collected artist who studied art at UCSB in the late 60’s and after travelling the world settled in Santa Barbara in 1982. He has surfed Rincon for nearly 50 years, designed a private collection of aloha shirts for Kahala, created the famous Mickey on the Road to Hana for Disney, did a CD cover for the Beach Boys and, in the 90's, created a surfer/greeter for the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce. He’s been represented by galleries in California, Hawaii and Las Vegas; been in shows in NY, Chicago, Aspen, Houston and Miami; created art for six restaurants, CEOs, celebrities and clients around the world.
Anderson Art Collective (http://www.andersonARTcollective.com
) again donates a percentage of sales to a non-profit organization. Ron Anderson 20/20: Looking Forward/Looking Back will benefit Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (http://www.sbck.org
) to support their work in protecting and restoring the Santa Barbara Channel.
“Ron Anderson started his journey as a professional artist when I was six years old and my brother Benjamin (http://www.benjaminanderson.com
) was fourteen,” recalls the artist’s son and Anderson Art Collective co-curator, Sean Anderson (http://www.seananderson.com)
. “Now, twenty years later, we have seen the amazing scope of an artist who not only influenced us to take on art as a profession and lifestyle for ourselves but has touched the lives of thousands of collectors and admirers across the US, in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We are honored and excited to curate a show that highlights the incredible work, process, and purpose of such an influential artist.
“This exhibition will transform the gallery, with an installation and a comprehensive representation of Ron's work from the past to the present, as well as a taste of what’s to come. This show promises to be like nothing you have seen before in Santa Barbara.”
Anderson ART Collective is located at 410 Palm Avenue, Unit A2, in Carpinteria. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm or by appointment. The gallery features contemporary artwork and is a platform to promote the arts, to protect the environment and to support human rights. For more information please visit http://www.andersonARTcollective.com or call 805.684.8783.