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Glass Love: Contemporary Art and Surf

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Jones_wax_and_wane
Wax and Wane, 2008 Animation Made From Found Photographs of the Wax and Wane of the Moon. Dimentions Variable © Cassandra C. Jones
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Surfers #1, 2005 Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas, 36 X 18 In. © Amy Bird
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Tidal Bore, 2006 Acrylic on Paper 16x12 In. © Chris Ballantyne
Joni
Rich, Ditch Plains, 2004 Tin Type 8x10 In. © Joni Sternbach
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Untitled #8, 2003 C-print Edition of 5, 51 1/4 X 41 1/8 © Catherine Opie
Blackchanelsurfboard
Chanel Surfboard,, 2004 Paper, Hot Glue, Acrylic 25 1/2 X 10 X 9 1/2 Inches © Libby Black
Glass Love: Contemporary Art and Surf
Curated by: Miki Garcia

653 Paseo Nuevo
Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
November 17th, 2007 - January 13th, 2008
Opening: November 17th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.sbcaf.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa barbara
EMAIL:  
sbcaf@sbcaf.org
PHONE:  
805.966.5373
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue.-Sat. 11-5 Sun. noon-5
TAGS:  
surfing
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

No longer relegated to a few beach communities, surf culture has captivated international audiences, producing a significant body of scholarship and documentation about the sport, its history and genesis, and the philosophies of its participants. Glass Love: Contemporary Art and Surf considers the attention turned to surfing by a new generation of contemporary visual artists. Just as clean, glassy waves allow surfers the perfect conditions to develop their own stylistic nuances, Glass Love takes a moment to consider how contemporary artists are utilizing surf imagery and its metaphors to develop their own stylistic impulses. Artists in this exhibition—Chris Ballantyne, Amy Bird, Libby Black, Brian Calvin, Cassandra C. Jones, Catherine Opie, Aaron Parazette, Bruno Peinado, and Joni Sternbach—reference the sustained relationship of surfing and art to explore themes of individuality, mediation and Zen philosophy, and contemporary culture.