An opening reception for Colin Fraser Gray's exhibit, "Drawings and Tapestries," will be Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-9 pm. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30.
Colin Gray departed England’s shores for Santa Barbara 26 years ago, and since that time has exhibited in solo shows locally as well as in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles as well as places in between.
Primarily working in sculpture and drawing, he has also completed three permanent public art projects, two in the Santa Barbara area and one in Los Angeles. His artwork has been described as being simultaneously horrific and ecstatic, monuments to the imagination, whimsical, wild, funny, scary, and improvised but ancient.
He has been awarded several grants, including the Santa Barbara County Individual Artists Award, as well as a Pollock/Krasner. He taught sculpture at the College of Creative Studies, UCSB, for nine years, and still teaches drawing at various places including Santa Barbara City College’s Adult Education program, and to the homeless at Casa Esperanza, with the Peoples Institute.