April Art Show- Steve Schmidt and Davis Birks

Cabana Home- Santa Barbara April Art Show

Featuring Art by Steve Schmidt & Davis Birks

 

Born in Seattle, Davis Birks chose his profession as an artist at the age of nine. Moving to Mexico after completing his studies at Arizona State University, Birks settled in Guadalajara in 1987. His career there during sixteen years has been punctuated with polemic exhibitions. His art, method of working and participation in that cultural community have made a significant impact, influencing younger and older artists alike. His exhibitions include major museums and galleries in Mexico, as well as galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. His work can be found in the collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Guadalajara. Birks lives and works in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

 

Blackboard #11

Permanent Ink and acrylic behind Plexiglas 

47 x 47″ 

$7,500

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Carved Spiral #7 

Carved Plexiglas

50 x 50″ 

$7,500

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Carved Spiral #21

Carved Plexiglas 

40 x 40″ 

$4,500

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Spiral #71 

Permanent ink and acrylic paint on canvas

46 1/8 x 44 1/8″

$7,500

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Steve Schmidt is a Southern California native who works with found objects, re-contextualizing and transforming them into minimalist sculptural forms rooted in time and place. Schmidt’s pieces are firmly connected to the overlapping heritages of assemblage and found art, yet are focused on creating a heightened awareness  of the impact of industrial materials on our contemporary world.  Using accumulation as a strategy, he collects materials to produce his artwork from his surroundings which are often cast-offs from our consumer society.  That said, Schmidt seeks out the ultimate transformation of these materials into transcendent, beguiling objects that challenge our viewer to recover the materials humble sources.  Schmidt has exhibited extensively in California in both solo and group exhibitions.

 

Gyre #2

Plastic containers zip ties over metal structure 

44 x 44 x 17″ 

$3,800

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Gyre #4 

Plastic containers, zip ties over metal structure

39 x 39 x 19

$3,800

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Untitled #3 

Graphite on paper

47.25 x 32″

$1,500

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Untitled #4 

Graphite on paper 

47.25 x 32″

$1,500

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