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What Lies Between Is Gray

by Kimberly Hahn
On display during the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s renovation, shines a light on institutional exhibitions and collections, which construct meaningful connections from loose-fitting, tangential relationships. Though the exhibition jettisons color, Tichy’s tonal palette surprises by offering a reading that is far from black and white. Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting, Installation view, 2016, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Photo: Kimberly Hahn. A... [more]
Posted by Kimberly Hahn on 11/24/16
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Beautiful Experiments

puts forth a unique take on Moholy-Nagy's painted work with the incorporation of two interventionist pieces by other creators and a smattering of his own theatrical and photographic works. Due to the technology-based works’ expense and inherent complications, Moholy-Nagy reinvestigated painting as a medium to explore light and optics, while still drawing inspiration from these periodic experiments with other media. Perhaps somewhat misleadingly titled, as there are several stand-out... [more]
Posted by Kimberly Hahn on 8/2/15