Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations

*Please note the new closing date of November 2, 2016.

Phil Argent, Weslie Ching, Petra Cortright, George Legrady, Kyra Lehman, Rebekah Miles, Maria Rendón, Stephanie Washburn, and Russell Young

MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara presents Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations, an exhibition of nine artists from Santa Barbara that explores the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence.

In our daily comings and goings, within and around us, things are in a constant state of transformation: water, currency, alliances, and surfaces, to name just a few. While passing through space or interacting with others, in every instance subtle shifts affect our experience. Whether obvious or understated, or even invisible, these occurrences alter the ways in which we perceive our realities. The exhibition, taking place throughout the interior and exterior spaces of MCASB's satellite site, a boutique art hotel, presents artists who investigate these changes in vastly different ways. The artists focus on conditions of transformation, including points at which limits are questioned, thresholds are crossed, frames of reference are destabilized, and expectations are subverted.

Curated by Brooke Kellaway, Associate Curator

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Temporary/Contemporary performance by Weslie Ching*
February 21 at 11 am; and June 26 at 2 pm, MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

Intimacy performance by Kyra Lehman*
May 25 at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8 pm, MCASB main location

This event marks MCASB's ongoing commitment to performance via our On Edge Performance Art Series and is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Interview with Phil Argent
Interview with Weslie Ching

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Special Thanks to:

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) exhibition and education programs are generously supported by Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, the National Endowment for the Arts; Nordstrom; Towbes Foundation; Ann Jackson Family Foundation; Community Events & Festivals Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission; Mosher Foundation in honor of Barry Berkus, recommended by Dr. Bruce McFadden; High Tide Foundation, and contributions from our Board of Trustees and many generous individuals. MCASB Curator's Council is gratefully acknowledged for their support. Additional significant support is provided by The James Irvine Foundation; Getty Foundation; Hutton Parker Foundation; Williams-Corbett Foundation, and Santa Barbara Foundation.
MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo is made possible with the support of Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Special thanks to Laurie & Marc Recordon, Judith Ricker, Daniel Alvarado, Hotel Indigo staff, Telegraph Brewing Company, KEYT, KSBY, The Santa Barbara Independent, Wayne McCall & Associates, and Santa Barbara Middle School.

MCASB Satellite @Hotel Indigo SB

From 2012 – 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) programmed year-long exhibitions and events at a satellite location at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, a boutique art hotel that combines historic Santa Barbara architecture and a sleek modern style. Functioning as an extension of the Museum, the MCASB satellite site offered world-class exhibitions and public programs to hotel guests and a larger segment of the community—free of charge.

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