Oil Slick, 2019
This new work by Rose Briccetti was created as a companion to the UCSB Library exhibition Anguish, Anger, and Activism: Legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.
Oil Slick collects and collages images of--often petroleum based--consumer goods with the popular iridescent finish known as "oil slick." Though visually beautiful, the oil slick finish refers to pollution and environmental disaster. The images together create a work that explores themes of consumerism, our continued addiction to oil, and beauty in tragedy.
Archival pigment print on canvas by Rose Briccetti.
Rose Briccetti is an intermedia artist, lecturer in UCSB’s Art Department, and a teaching fellow in UCSB's College of Creative Studies. She has a BFA from the Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from The University of California, Santa Barbara. Her artwork has been exhibited at numerous venues including SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), The Art, Design, and Architecture Museum, (Santa Barbara, CA), Glass Rice (San Francisco, CA), The Dickinson Museum Center (Dickinson, ND), PØST (Los Angeles, CA), Eastside International (Los Angeles, CA), and Left Field (San Luis Obispo, CA). Her artwork has been published in Flavorwire, The Advocate, Jezebel, and Apartment Therapy.