Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of LA-based artist Genevieve Gaignard, entitled Outside Looking In, on view in MCASB’s Main Space from March 5, 2020.

Genevieve Gaignard is a mixed media artist whose work addresses stereotypes of race, class, gender, and beauty through self-portraiture, installation, sculpture, and collage. Gaignard, born to a black father and a white mother in a small and predominantly white town, was faced with imposing feelings of not knowing how she fit in, or where she belonged. Gaignard reflects her experience and identity utilizing persona, popular culture, historical imagery, selfie culture, and humor to portray contrasting and blended realities. Outside Looking In brings together several bodies of work made between 2016 and 2019 that confront antiquated ideas pertaining to intersections where blackness, whiteness, femininity, and class collide and examine the complexities of self-presentation.

Genevieve Gaignard created a playlist to accompany her exhibition. Click here to listen now!

This exhibition is curated by Alexandra Terry, Associate Curator, MCASB.

Generous support for Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In provided by Olivia Gauthier, Mike Healy & Tim Walsh, Lisa Lloyd, Kai Loebach, Laura Macker Johnston, Marcia & Barry Maiten, Marni & Doug Margerum, Margerum Wine Company, MCASB Board of Trustees, MCASB Visionaries, Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants, Robert Shiell, Erin Thompson, Jacquelyn Klein-Brown & Michael Trambert, Susanne Vielmetter, Ric Whitney & Tina Perry-Whitney.

This project was made possible thanks to Anabella Acevedo, Des Alaniz, Alex Blair, Hannah Chua, Alexandra Cole, G. Reginald Daniels, Sarah Dildine, Tina Ding, Sue Dumm, David Edelman, Dylan Fitzgibbons, Breyer Floyd, Miles Hagin, Maiza Hixson, Carli Keolian Lochner, Mark Koenig, Patrick Lyra Lanier, Davin Mantell, Matthew Mehi, Ted Mills, Abaseh Mirvali, Monika Molnar Metzenthin, Evan Moore, New Generation Wallcovering Inc., Deji Bryce Olukotun, Tom Pazderka, Debby Peterson, Sharsten Plenge, Maria Rendon,  Gabrielle Ricord, Santa Barbara Public Library, Evan Sherman, Lea Sindija, Crosby Slaught, Nati Smith, Arturo Soto, Eliot Spaulding, Paige Sunstrom, Alexandra Terry, Morgane Thonnart, Cara Treadwell, Georgene Vairo & Jenn Kennedy, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Chelsea Willett, 

Special thanks to Vielmetter Los Angeles.

  • March 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020


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