Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 6:30-8 pm
On view: May 21 – July 17, 2011
Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday: Noon to 5 pm
Michele O’Marah: Video Portraits
Los Angeles-based artist Michele O’Marah explores the effects of popular culture, deconstructing in particular Hollywood genre conventions with both reverence and criticality. Her commitment to involving the arts community as an active participant has always been an underlying element in her work. This exhibition will present a series of video portraits of artists, musicians, and friends, inspired by Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests (1964-66). The exhibition will include patterned backdrops or wallpapers for each “character.” The artist will also present a series of still photographs, so that the complete installation ultimately acts as a community portrait.
Special thanks to: Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA; The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; James Van Arsdale and Kimberly Hahn, Santa Barbara, CA; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.
Exhibition on view: May 21 – July 17, 2011
*Friday and Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday: Noon to 5 pm
Jennifer West's installation at home #9 will be on view until 9 pm
Home Show, Revisited
The reference to the community in Michele O’Marah’s solo exhibition in CAF's main gallery, Michele O'Marah:Video Portraits, provides a bridge to a public exhibition component co-curated by the artist and Miki Garcia, Executive Director. Reprising two of CAF’s most significant exhibitions, Home Show (1988) and Home Show2 (1996), the two invited 10 Los Angeles-based artists to reconsider the societal and cultural notion of “home,” by creating site-specific installations in residences throughout Santa Barbara. Artists include: Piero Golia, Evan Holloway, Bettina Hubby, Florian Morlat, Kori Newkirk, Jennifer Rochlin, Ry Rocklen, Kirsten Stoltmann, Stephanie Taylor, and Jennifer West. The homes will be open to the public on weekends throughout the run of the exhibition. Visitors to CAF will be given a map and instructions for the tour.
Special thanks to: Candice Assassi, Carpinteria, CA; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; David Court and Christi Westerhouse, Santa Barbara, CA; Candyce Eoff, Santa Barbara, CA; ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA; Betsy Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Michael and Nancy Gifford, Montecito, CA; The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA; L.A. Eyeworks, Los Angeles, CA; Lady E Photography, Carpinteria, CA; Elaine LeVasseur, Santa Barbara, CA; Doug and Marian McKenzie, Montecito, CA; Andy Perry, Carpinteria, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and James Van Arsdale and Kimberly Hahn, Santa Barbara, CA; Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.