Past Exhibitions

Yara El-Sherbini, The Current Situation, 2014, Mixed media participatory sculpture (Buzzwire), 7.8 M x 3.5 M, Commissioned by the NAE, Courtesy the Artist and La Caja Blanca

Bloom Projects: Yara El-Sherbini, Border Control

Yara El-Sherbini (b. 1978, London, UK; lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA) is an artist who uses humor and play to address structures of…

Jack Lavender, Hannah, 2012, Dried limes, magnum tonic wine bottle, posters, resin object, plastic peanuts, ocean scent air freshener, fire sealant, beer glass, Wimpy sugar packet, novelty magnets, sand in a bottle, plastic rock, energy drink bottle, wicker object, and steel, 51.25 in. x 31.5 in. x 9.5 in., Collection Dr. Michael I. Jacobs

Teen Paranormal Romance

Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Roe Ethridge, Jill Frank, Guyton\Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., and Jack Lavender Museum of Contemporary…

Nick Wilkinson, Sleeper Car, 2014, Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Spray Texture on Birch Panel, 24 x 30 in., Courtesy the Artis

Out of the Great Wide Open

Ryan Bulis, Cathy Ellis, Wendy Osher, Erik ReeL, Sommer Roman, Nick Wilkinson, and Seyburn Zorthian Since originating as an artist-run space in 1976, Museum of…

Conrad Ruiz, Knuckles, 2012, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in., Courtesy the Artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery

Bloom Projects: Conrad Ruiz

loom ProKnuckles and Bubbles In his large-scale paintings and new explorations in sculpture, Conrad Ruiz (b. 1983, Monterey Park, CA) delves into the concept of…

Zachary Cahill, USSADREAM, 2014, 9 x 12 in., Watercolor on paper, Courtesy the Artist

Magic Mountain

MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara For centuries, travelers to remote mountain villages, seaside escapes, desert oases, and elsewhere, have sought out nature’s curative…

Rodolfo Choperena, Untitled #1, 2013, Archival digital print with mica glaze, 29 x 39 in., Edition of 3, Courtesy the Artist.

The Vastness is Bearable

In his book, Contact (1985), noted astronomer and science writer, Carl Sagan wrote, “She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its…

Lisa Tan, Sunsets, 2013, HD video with sound, Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Lisa Tan

Sunsets Sunsets (2012) is a video by Stockholm-based artist Lisa Tan that confronts the limits of language in giving meaning to creative work. In an informal…

Nancy Gifford, LAMENT (Detail), 2014, Gold stamped antique book covers on wood, 10 x 32 ft., Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Joanne Calitri

Requiem for the Bibliophile

Jorge Méndez Blake, Carlos Garaicoa, Nancy Gifford, David Horvitz, Emily Jacir, Xaviera Simmons, and Mickey Smith “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a…

Marinella Senatore, ROSAS - OPERA IN 3 ACTS, 2012, HD video on Blu-Ray, Courtesy the Artist and Peres Projects, Berlin

Marinella Senatore. Building Communities

Having premiered in October 2013 at Italy’s foremost museum for contemporary art, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, MCASB hosts the West Coast debut…

Zack Paul, Shield #A1-F6, 2013-2014, Sandpaper and vinyl on wood panel, 147 x 147 in., Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Zack Paul, Geometric Landscapes

Santa Barbara-based artist Zack Paul presents an immersive installation experience made of building materials. It refers to the architectural aerial photos of roofs that denote…