Past Exhibitions

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)…

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Annie Lapin's artworks mine from a wide swath of art historical references and search for an intersection where image and memory become another material that…

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…

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…

Afruz Amighi, Amazon, 2012, Base metal chain, 18 x 71 in., Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Afruz Amighi, Suspended City

Afruz Amighi will create an on-site sculptural installation, which highlights the often ignored and unmonumental architecture of poverty and desperation. Drawing inspiration from the ever-expanding…

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…

Kathleen Yorba, Ladder, 2010, Branches and encaustic, 10 x 6 x 5 ft., Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Kathleen Yorba, Sequence

Kathleen Yorba is a mixed-media artist, her interests are the study of her Latina genealogy, the idea of organic memory and the inner workings of…

Installation view of Dove Bradshaw, Radio Rock, 1998, Pyrite, igneas rock, mixed media, radio, and speakers, 13 x 19 x 11 in., Courtesy the Artist and Larry Becker, Philadelphia, PA and Daniel Perlin, And Mother Always Told Me, 2009, Speaker wire and mp3 player, 72 x 24 x 224 in., Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Wayne McCall

Wireless

Francis Baudevin, Matthew Beiderman and Marko Peljhan, Dove Bradshaw, Nathan Carter, Tyler Coburn, Aaron S. Davidson and Melissa Dubbin, Ellie Ga, Nicolas Lobo, Neighborhood Public…

Dawit L. Petros, Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7) from Single Cube Formation, No. 1, 2010, Digital Chromogenic Print, 20 x 25 in., Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Dawit L. Petros, Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7)

Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7), are photographs of temporary sculptural installations that investigate permutational possibilities and the disjuncture between physical and abstract materiality. The works…