Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Geometry of the Absurd

Geometry of the Absurd

Peter Halley

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, California, USA 11/08/2015 – 02/21/2016

For over 30 years, Peter Halley’s paintings, with their characteristic Day-Glo color and distinctive faux-stucco surfaces, have engaged in variations on the same closed set of geometric forms, designated by the artist as prisons, cells, and conduits — “icons that reflect the increasing geometricization of social space in the world in which we live.” [1] Treating

For over 30 years, Peter Halley’s paintings, with their characteristic Day-Glo color and distinctive faux-stucco surfaces, have engaged in variations on the same closed set of geometric forms, designated by the artist as prisons, cells, and conduits — “icons that reflect the increasing geometricization of social space in the world in which we live.” [1] Treating

Then They Form Us Then They Form Us

Then They Form Us

Curated by Brooke Kellaway

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California, USA 08/09/2015 – 10/25/2015

This fall, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) presents Then They Form Us, a group exhibition that explores the precarious status of the “self” during its pixelated or roboticized evolution — as computers increasingly co-opt the human body during an age of ultra-connectivity. The six artists in the exhibition create works that question the ways in which

This fall, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) presents Then They Form Us, a group exhibition that explores the precarious status of the “self” during its pixelated or roboticized evolution — as computers increasingly co-opt the human body during an age of ultra-connectivity. The six artists in the exhibition create works that question the ways in which

Knuckles and Bubbles Knuckles and Bubbles

Knuckles and Bubbles

Conrad Ruiz

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California, USA 01/25/2015 – 03/29/2015

  In his large-scale paintings and new explorations in sculpture, Conrad Ruiz (b. 1983, Monterey Park, CA) delves into the concept of machismo. For the past seven years his fantastical works, oscillating between figurative and abstract, have captured freeze-frame instances of stirring sporting events, amusement park thrills, and mass group exercises in attack strategies that often situate the

  In his large-scale paintings and new explorations in sculpture, Conrad Ruiz (b. 1983, Monterey Park, CA) delves into the concept of machismo. For the past seven years his fantastical works, oscillating between figurative and abstract, have captured freeze-frame instances of stirring sporting events, amusement park thrills, and mass group exercises in attack strategies that often situate the