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'Seeking Beauty – From the Archives of James Hubbell' at the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Monday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Take a glimpse into the vault of stowed away art pieces by world renowned artist James Hubbell in the newest exhibition titled, “Seeking Beauty – From the Archives of James Hubbell” at the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery. Running from Saturday, Sept. 9 to Monday, Oct. 30, the exhibition seeks to educate the public about the behind-the-scenes work happening at the Ilan-Lael Foundation such as preserving James Hubbell works and spreading awareness of his vision and creativity.
For the first time, James Hubbell opens his archival collection to exhibit never before seen artworks and ephemera that identify pivotal experiences in his childhood, his time at art school, and his explorations of the wider world in the years before he settled in Santa Ysabel. These experiences collectively mold a young man with ideas which he revisits throughout his career, expressing his love of nature, architecture, mythology, and the joy and pathos of being human.
Opening reception: 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 9:
To kick-off the new exhibition, the Ilan-Lael Foundation and the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery welcome the public to the opening reception on Saturday, September 9 where guests will get the opportunity to hear speeches from other prominent local and regional artists as well as view a selection from an extensive collection of over 17,000 items from the artist's archive, including paintings, journal entries, sketches, photos, patterns, and samples. There will also be a chance for attendees to purchase some new and original artwork by James Hubbell as a memory of the unforgettable experience.
Hubbell Artist Statement:
"Few of us, near the end of a life, get the opportunity to reflect back and try to understand it. To think about the gates walked through or maybe even the gates pushed through. Life is completely a mystery, or better yet, magic. For me, it comes down to trusting life and acting as if that trust was real, and believing if we approach each day without fear and just listen, seemingly insignificant things can change everything. The different threads that make up our lives – the good and the not as good – can weave a beautiful tapestry if we trust them."