Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 – The Art program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present “Rafael Perea de la Cabada: The Impossibility of Logic,” at the John Spoor Broome Library Gallery, Thursday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Jan. 23. The internationally known Santa Barbara artist’s exhibition will open with a free public reception on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Recognized for his talents in a wide range of media, Perea de la Cabada’s latest exhibition highlights work from 2008 to 2014 and ranges from two-dimensional paper, collage and canvas works to three-dimensional works in aluminum and clay. Curated by CI Art program faculty member Anette Kubitza, the show is constructed around the concept of giving shape to thoughts and concretizing ideas. As Cabada noted: "Finding the right shape is a never-completed quest. Everything has an illogical component."

Perea de la Cabada was born in Mexico City and has lived in Santa Barbara since 1987. He received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City and went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

His work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide and is included in numerous public and private collections in the U.S., Mexico, Switzerland, France and Germany.

Perea de la Cabada teaches Advanced Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College and has served as a Master Artist for mentorship programs, master classes, and mural projects for both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Arts Fund. He recently completed a public art commission with designer Richard Irvine on the West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project for the City of Santa Barbara.  

The gallery is located on the second floor of the John Spoor Broome Library. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.  For additional information, visit http://art.csuci.edu/gallery/librarygallery.html; or contact the Art Program at 805-437-2772. For more information on the artist, please visit http://rafaelperea.com.

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