From Natural to Abstraction


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, From Natural to Abstraction, an open, all media exhibit and Pottery by Jim Gregory.

Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art.  This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete, as abstraction in art exists along a continuum.  Even art that aims for realism of the highest degree can be said to be abstract since perfect representation may be elusive.

Concurrent with this exhibit, MBAA is proud to feature, fine artist, Jim Gregory.  Jim earned a Bachelor of Art degree at Gambling State University where he became Gambling’s “White Tiger”, the first quarterback at a predominantly all black school.  “I feel fortunate to have been a small part of the Civil Rights Movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s.  This was a positive experience for me.”  Jim went on to earn a Master’s degree at Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon State University.  Jim returned to the Central Valley to teach pottery at Reedley High School for 33 years and at Reedley Jr. College for 26 years as an adjunct faculty member.  Jim relocated to the Central Coast where he makes pottery that is masterfully produced with horse hair for beautiful earth tones to raku with vibrant color.  Come in to explore these stunning artworks that are both decorative and functional!

This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media.  You will find a variety of subject matter spanning nature to total abstract. 

From Natural to Abstraction” and Pottery by Jim Gregory will be on display from April 4 through May 13, 2019.  Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2pm-4pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

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