Archived Exhibition

A Communion of Saints: Santa Barbara and San Antonio Artists

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Sat, Sep 26, 2009 → Thu, Nov 5, 2009

Stephanie Dotson, Joey Fauerso, Neil Kennedy, Diana Kersey, Michele Monseau and Cruz Ortiz

A Communion of Saints: Santa Barbara and San Antonio Artists examines the practices of artists living and working in two cities that share overlapping characteristics.  Curated by Miki Garcia, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, A Communion of Saints features 12 visual artists, pairing six from Santa Barbara with six from San Antonio.

Both Santa Barbara and San Antonio exist outside the traditional art market centers (such as New York, London, and Berlin), are influenced by Spanish and Mexican colonial culture, and have rich artistic and cultural traditions.  This show represents a wide variety of disciplines and artistic expressions--including photography, installation, performance, video, painting, ceramics, and printmaking--that convey the depth and breadth of artistic activities in these two American outposts.

A Communion of Saints,  Diana Kersey, Ann-Michele Morales, Judith Cottrell, Wayne McCall
A Communion of Saints,  Judith Cottrell, Wayne McCall, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand
Kimberly Hahn, Cruz Ortiz, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand
Dancing Bottles, Neil Kennedy
Face Jugs, Diana Kersey
My Sister Birds 1, Joey Fauerso
My Sister Birds 2, Joey Fauerso
Up Close and Personal (Dinner Party)_video still, Michele Monseau
Animal Family, Stephanie Dotson
Neighbors in Fog, Servando Garcia