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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.