Camarillo, Calif., Aug 10, 2012 – The CSU Channel Islands Art Program is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the new academic year, Jim Huber – Paintings. The exhibition, featuring approximately 20 abstract acrylic paintings on canvas by the nationally acclaimed artist, kicks off with a public reception on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Huber’s paintings will be on display through Friday, Sept. 28, at The Art Gallery at Napa Hall on the CI campus.
Huber’s work has been exhibited nationally at the University of Southern California, the Riverside Art Museum, the Laguna College of Art and Design and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery, among others. His paintings are included in numerous collections throughout the United States.
Huber received a B.A. in 1971 from the University of California, Riverside, and an MFA in 1975 from the Claremont Graduate University. He maintained a studio in Southern California through 2005 until moving to Wenatchee, Washington.
Huber’s non-objective abstract paintings are a lush, colorful composition of tension, energy, harmony and balance. The varied colors and shapes give a sense of movement and flow, and are the first of many layers that add to the work’s richness and complexity.
Huber describes painting as a journey. It has direction, but its final destination is almost always a surprise, involving a process of improvisation and revision. The composition develops through the use of many spontaneous, intuitive gestures and experimentation with shape and design. Huber’s goal is to arouse viewers’ imaginations and invite them to understand the meaning of his work through their own perceptions and experiences.
The Art Gallery at Napa Hall is located on Ventura Street on the CI campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-8570, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://art.csuci.edu/gallery.
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