Past Exhibitions

A Handful of Dust

Mark Hagen, Jay Heikes, Matt Hoyt, Erin Shirreff, Ricky Swallow, Zin Taylor, and Allyson VieiraThe notion of “prehistory”—as evidenced in material remains and artifacts—compels us…

Molly Smith, Sure, 2012, Hydrocal, pigment,weight, rocks, and wood, 75 x 4 x 6 in., Courtesy the Artist and Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

Bloom Projects: Molly Smith, Root

Molly Smith's Bloom Project is a response to her experiences and records from visiting Santa Barbara. Natural matter and found refuse collected during walks and…

Nathan Hayden, you are like a dancing constellation (Detail), 2012, Ink on wall, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the Artist

Open House

Alejandro Diaz, Ann Diener, Stephanie Dotson, Rob Fischer, Francesca Gabbiani, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Nathan Hayden, Cyndee Howard, Jennifer Nocon, Zacarias Paul, Luke Stettner, Kirsten Stoltmann, Sandra…

Alexander Bogdanov, Memories of the Neva (St. Petersburg, Russia), 2011, Frozen river, hot tea, conversations, recollections, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the Artist

Call for Entries 2012

Alexander Bogdanov, Samantha Fretwell, Jae Hee Lee, Ilia Ovechkin, and Rimas SimaitisCAF showcases five stand-outs from the tri-counties in our annual Call For Entries (CFE)…

Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors, 2010, Sight-specific installation, Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA 2010, Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors

Pointing a live video camera at it’s own projection gives what is known as a "video feedback loop." The camera reads the screen and then…

Mario Ybarra Sr., Funny Face Ybarra, 2005, Spray painted railroad spike nuts and bolts sculpture,9 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/2 in., Courtesy the Artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Tío Collection

The exhibition, Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection, is a museological tribute to the artist's family (tío means uncle in Spanish), featuring objects and artifacts…

Annie Lapin, Phase Pre-Portrait (#3), Oil on canvas, 2011, 48 x 36 in., Courtesy the Artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Bloom Projects: Annie Lapin, History =ing

Annie Lapin's artworks mine from a wide swath of art historical references and search for an intersection where image and memory become another material that…

Bessie Kunath, Others' Films: Tracing a Block, 2011-12, Digital video still, Courtesy the Artist

UCSB MFA Exhibition: Headgear for Tony

Tim Brown, Jared Flores, Emily Halbardier, Bessie Kunath, Jae Hee Lee, Nick Loewen, Ruby Osorio, Rimas Simaitis, and Van Tran UCSB MFA Exhibition: Headgear for…

Susanna Vapnek, Tea Fire, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in., Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Susanna Vapnek, Sundowner

Inspired by the 2008 Tea Fire, Susanna Vapnek’s paintings tap into the intensity of shared community experience with emotive, apocalyptic representations of the Santa Barbara…

Friends With You, Rainbow City Luminato, 2010, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the Artists

Flights From Wonder

Christopher Chiappa, Liz Craft, Martha Friedman, FriendsWithYou, Jon Pylypchuk, Carolyn Salas, Mindy Shapero, Shinique Smith, and Phoebe Washburn "The process of scientific discovery is, in…