Sarah Awad in "At First You Don't Succeed" @ College of Creative Studies Gallery, opens Wednesday, February 4th

Curated by Robert Wechsler. On view February 4 - March 13, 2015 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Feb. 2, 2015

"At First You Don't Succeed" is a group show on display from February 4 – March 13, 2015, in the College of Creative Studies Gallery, UCSB. The show, curated by College of Creative Studies alumnus Robert Wechsler, presents projects from artists more than a decade into their professional careers. The show's title reflects the reality of a professional studio artist, where success is the result of dogged persistence.

Together, the works represent not only a deep commitment to artistic expression, but also the determination to try, try again. As variations are considered and new angles explored, the essence of the work is distilled and perfected, and in this sense, each reiteration is a revival, bringing life to a different aspect of the subject. This procedural repetition is echoed internally with twinned imagery, photographic duplications, and repeated gestures that give pattern and rhythm to the work. The show features James Anderson, Sarah Awad, Craig Drennen, Victoria Fu, Gregory Michael Hernandez, Anton Lieberman, Katja Mater, Anne McGuire, Yi Sheng, Brian Taylor, Ariane Vielmetter.


College of Creative Studies Art Gallery 

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106 


Opening Reception, February 11th, 5 - 7pm 

For more information, click here.