When artists paint a picture, the viewer has a chance to see how they envision the world around them. The viewer has the opportunity to see the artists’ perspective through style, color,
and composition. The paintings presented by the students of Channel Islands, offer a unique perspective of the University. The artists of the Nedderman Collection also show the viewers their own unique perspective of California. With each set of paintings, my goal was to focus on the similarities of color and/or style of the selected paintings of the Nedderman Collection when compared to the paintings created by the students of Channel Islands.
Unlocking the Golden State is a look into a few structures that are so classically representative of the state of California, with artists young and old sharing their practice. Throughout the 20th century,
landscapes, we offer a more profound understanding of what makes the Golden State so timeless.
light, the chromatic shadows, the interwoven textures, the linear perspectives and the aerial sfumato combine to create a sense of being and of belonging in the great plein-air. It is our hope that the viewers will engage in this painterly environment as much as these artists did.
Christophe Bourély, November 2020