OPENING RECEPTION: 1st THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2023 | FROM 5-8pm
Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery is excited to announce its third solo exhibition for Nathan Huff. This new exhibition will feature the artist’s iconic paintings and sculpture. Over the course of his career, Huff has developed a unique visual language using recurring iconography and evocative visual metaphors to create moments of wonder. The natural world is mixed with boats and ladders, as means of moving through the world or ascending beyond it. Pillows and sheets suggest that these scenes reflect an inner dreamlike landscape, where the difference between what is conscious and subconscious is unclear, and meanings are mysterious. These are depictions of small but momentous occasions where the search for knowledge of ourselves and the natural world intersect.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
NATHAN HUFF earned an MFA in Drawing and Painting from CSU Long Beach and a BA in art education from Azusa Pacific University. In 2013, he moved to Santa Barbara to accept a position as Assistant Professor of Art at Montecito’s Westmont College where he quickly became known as one of the most exciting young artists in town. Huff’s installations have been featured in solo exhibitions at UCR Culver and Sweeney Galleries (Riverside), Los Angeles at D.E.N. Contemporary (West Hollywood), Minthorne Gallery (Oregon), Gallerie View (Salambo, Tunisia), group exhibitions at JK Gallery (Culver City), Lotus Land (Santa Barbara), Westmont Ridley Tree Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), and the Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA). Nathan has also taught classes at CSU Long Beach, LA Southwest College, Biola University, and Azusa Pacific University as an adjunct lecturer. He has been featured on Huffington Post and in Artillery Magazine. In 2018 Sullivan Goss helped the Santa Barbara Museum of Art acquire Huff’s work for their permanent collection. His work can also be found in the permanent collections at the The Ridley Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College, California State University Long Beach, and the Hilbert Museum of California Art.
WITH A VISUAL LANGUAGE ALL ITS OWN, Nathan Huff’s third solo exhibition at Sullivan Goss is now open. Many will remember the ladders, small boats, and oaks that populated his earlier works. They return again, though subtly changed, evoking even more clearly earthly transience and a pull to the ethereal realms.