Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Ignon
On view January 17, 2024
MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House
121 State Street in the Funk Zone
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) and Riviera Beach House are pleased to announce the return of two signature MCASB and Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) exhibition programs: MCASB Satellite in the Funk Zone, and the Tri-County Annual Call for Entries, with the opening of Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Ignon. Applications for two annual rotations featuring works by Tri-County based artists will be announced in the New Year. Please sign up for the MCASB Newsletter to be among the first to know.
Madeleine Eve Ignon is a multimedia artist and graphic designer originally from Los Angeles who works in a wide range of painting, sewing, and collage techniques. Ignon makes multimedia and multi-panel pieces that enable collisions and conversations between the aesthetics of graphic design and painterly gestures. She has been awarded residencies at Starry Night Program (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico), Vermont Studio Center (Johnston, VT), and Drop Forge & Tool (Hudson, NY), and has exhibited internationally. She graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Studio Art and a Certificate in Museum Studies, and received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, France. She earned her MFA from UC Santa Barbara, where she was the 2019–20 College of Creative Studies Teaching Fellow. Ignon currently teaches art and design at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College, is one-half of the experimental curatorial collaborative Beta Epochs, and is an artist-in-residence at Taft Gardens and Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA.
Stephanie Dotson originally from Topeka KS, Dotson received her MFA degree with the highest distinction award from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Dotson's current work explores disruption of pattern as it relates to both spatial and psychological transformation and meditations on domestic and creative labor. In addition to being a founding member of the LA based Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Dotson’s work has been included in solo and two person exhibits in Ventura, Kansas City, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia. She has also had her work featured in LUM art magazine and Carpinteria magazine. Dotson received Joan Mitchell fellowships for her artist residencies at The Vermont Studio Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts and completed an artist residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and is a current artist in residence at Taft Gardens in Ojai, CA. Dotson is Chair of the art department at SBCC and area head of Printmaking and Studio Art Fundamentals. When not at work or with her family she can usually be found working in her studio in downtown Carpinteria.
Images: (l) Stephanie Dotson, 10 setting, 2023 (r) Madeleine Ignon, Stop, Drop, 2023