Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 7-9 pm
Exhibitions on view: March 6 – May 1, 2011
Eating Apples in Paradise: Macduff Everton, Elizabeth Folk, Nancy Gifford, Penelope Gottlieb, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Kimberly Hahn, Cyndee Howard, Hank Pitcher, Warren Schultheis, Steven Soria, Jonny Troyna, and James Van Arsdale
As early as the 1900’s, the city of Santa Barbara promoted itself and its environs as an idyllic setting. From Pearl Chase’s visions of utopia to the widespread dissemination of the resort destination via the eponymous soap opera and into today’s promotions by the Chamber of Commerce and Conference & Visitors’ Bureau, Santa Barbara has consciously sold and established itself as a modern-day paradise.
CAF dares 12 local artists to take a bite out of the proverbial apple with an exhibition exploring the realities and ambiguities of living in such an Edenic location. Via the artists’ works, this exhibition will reveal the multi-faceted issues of the region, both embracing and critiquing our history, sociology, and current conditions.
Eating Apples in Paradise is brought to you in collaboration with Lotusland’s exhibition, entitled Penelope Gottlieb, Gone, on view from February 26 - April 23, 2011. Docent-guided tours offered Wednesday through Saturday for an admission fee of $35 (adults), $10 (ages 5 to 18), and FREE to children under 5. Reservations are required to view the exhibition and may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 805-969-9990.
Special thanks to: Susan E. Bower Exhibition Fund, Santa Barbara, CA; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.
Bloom Projects: Sarah Cain, Santa Barbara
Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain takes painting outside of its traditional canon by using man-made and natural materials to create a tension between abstract, geometric logic, and a rush of fluid, free-form lines. Inspired by the mythical Moreton Bay Fig Tree located near the Santa Barbara train station, Cain will construct a free-standing painting/installation.
Sarah Cain was born in Albany, NY in 1979. She received her B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA in 2001 and her M.F.A. from University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA in 2005. Cain is represented by the Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA; KN Gallery, Chicago, IL; and the Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
Special thanks to: Susan E. Bower Exhibition Fund, Santa Barbara, CA; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Brush & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.