Located in the intimate community of Montecito, California, the gallery is the latest location spearheaded by Heather James Fine Art co-owners James Carona and Heather Sacre. The 2,000 square foot space will host an array of museum-quality exhibitions of important works from a cross-section of periods, movements, and genres —including Impressionist, Modern, Post-War, Contemporary, Latin American, Old Masters, and antiquities.

Additionally, each season Heather James Fine Art, Montecito will feature exhibitions unique to its location by highlighting distinct blue-chip artists who have been inspired by the cultural history of the region.

Heather James Fine Art is also committed to supporting the Montecito and Santa Barbara communities. In addition to serving as an artistic resource for locals, the gallery will collaborate with local museums and organizations to promote the arts.

1298 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 
(805) 845-5001

Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Parking available behind the gallery. Entrance off Olive Mill Road.

Montecito Grand Opening
CURRENT

Montecito Grand Opening

September 21 - November 30, 2019
Created at a seminal point early in the artist’s career, Le Mont Riboudet a Rouen au Printemps by Claude Monet, depicts a beautiful landscape with flora, figures working in the fields, and haystacks. The aesthetic is comparable to that of Camille Pisarro and Alfred Sisley, Monet’s contemporaries also working en plein air at the time to capture nuances of the French countryside on canvas. The painting’s distinguished provenance includes Durand-Ruel and Gustave Caillebotte.

CLAUDE MONET

Robert Motherwell is admired for his gestural contributions to Abstract Expressionism. From his early period starting in the 1940s until his final works of the 1990s, one can see a distinct stylistic shift into his characteristic Elegy paintings and signature gestural works. Gesture No. 45 demonstrates Motherwell’s intuitive approach to painting influenced by the automatic drawing of the Surrealists. His gestures in this painting are characterized by a suggestion of chance and accident: “Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought,” he said. “Thus painting, like music, tends to become its own content.”

ROBERT MOTHERWELL

Born Robert Clark in 1928 in New Castle, Indiana, Robert Indiana is one of the most influential Pop artists of the 20th century. His work has become a pervasive visuality in American culture. Short, bold, and simple, it speaks to viewers through shared cultural touchstones, through word associations, and through its striking relationship to everyday graphics. Indiana first created his iconic “LOVE” imagery as a design for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1965, and few images since have captivated the public imagination so thoroughly. Shimmering in gold and accented in red, this sculpture takes on any symbolism the viewer can dream. Blending word and image, Indiana recognized language as a functional element of art.

ROBERT INDIANA

Jim Dine was an American Pop artist whose work meditated on objects with childlike appeal to find a universal and nostalgic language. Dine’s robes are among the most recognizable images to have emerged from his long and illustrious career. They were first shown at Sidney Janis gallery in the fall of 1964 – this is one such example. Double Silver Point Robes is a large-scale mixed media assemblage. The work is executed in silverpoint – a technique that utilizes a piece of silver as a drawing instrument over a specially prepared ground by which it oxidizes over a period of months to create a warm brown tone. The two joined canvases feature blocks of wood in place of where the heads should be and a hanging wood element that moves in response to air currents.

JIM DINE

Roy Lichtenstein’s style of Pop art was inspired by comic strips, in which he created images through a combination of mechanical reproduction and hand-drawing. He used iconic images and cultural influences to create striking action images, often with captions and onomatopoeic exclamations, much as one would find in comics. This screenprint is from a group of seven Reflections prints and in each, the image is obscured by color and patterns resembling the reflected light as if behind glass. Inspired by trying to photograph a work by Robert Rauschenberg behind glass, Lichtenstein appropriated images from his past and thus brings the appropriation of Pop art full circle.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE - World on its Hind Legs - metal and wood - 64 x 26 x 30 in.

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

Henri Matisse is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century and whose oeuvre covers painting, drawing, sculpture, etchings, linocuts, lithographs, aquatints, paper cutouts, and book illustration. An early proponent of Fauvism with its outrageous colors and dynamic composition, Matisse would also move into abstraction, pioneering the use of color and form in each stage of his career. This drawing depicts Madame Monchaux and displays the incredible draftsmanship that often characterized his work. Striving to achieve “the art of balance, of purity and serenity”, his drawings appear effortless but are careful studies to unite line and form.

HENRI MATISSE

Ross Bleckner is a celebrated American painter whose works reference loss, memory, and change such as explorations of the cell during the AIDS epidemic or in response to his father’s cancer diagnosis. The 1965 MoMA exhibition that brought Op Art to the fore, The Responsive Eye and included artists Richard Anuszkiewicz, Tadasky, and Francis Celentano, had a profound influence on him as an artist. This painting, like his other immersive, large-scale works, elicit a powerful, hypnotic, dizzying effect. Aesthetically pleasing, Bleckner’s canvases explore perception – visual, emotional, physical, time. Bleckner is part of the same generation of and friends with Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Eric Fischl, and Peter Halley, all of whom returned painterly technique to the canvas.

ROSS BLECKNER

Contemporary American artist George Condo coined the term “artificial realism” to characterize the figures that appear in his work – often described as a combination of European Old Master painting and American Pop art. Condo has defined the term as the “realistic representation of that which is artificial.” Known for figures that are often grotesque or fractured, Condo creates art that is both Contemporary and rooted in art historical tradition, drawing inspiration from Cubism or, in this case, reaching back to ancient Greece. In an uncommon work of sculpture, Condo imparts his distinctive style to the face of a Mycenaean archetype, the goddess figure.

GEORGE CONDO

ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Dog God - bronze - 94 x 32 x 24 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - The Eternal Flame - steel - 47 3/4 x 6 x 7 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Succession - bronze - 27 1/4 x 17 x 13 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Lutist - bronze - 40 1/2 x 18 x 24 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Reaching for a Star - stainless steel welded - 34 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - En Famille - metal - 15 x 10 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - The Maestro: Le Conducteur - steel - 13 1/2 x 13 x 8 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Ancestral Planes - bronze - 25 x 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Reaching for the Stars - bronze - 15 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Bronze Bouquet - metal - 15 1/4 x 7 x 7 1/2 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Duet - metal - 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 7 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - March of Glory - stainless steel - 11 5/8 x 9 x 6 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - Kandinsky Horse - metal - 5 1/2 x 9 x 2 in.

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ARISTIDES DEMETRIOS - The Warrior Prince - metal - 8 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 in.

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