Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work

Jan. 25-Apr. 19, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION:  January 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Alice Aycock is best known for her large-scale installations and outdoor sculptures.  Drawing, however plays a vital role in her creative process further revealing the full range of her ideas and sources which are inspired by architecture, systems theory, amusement parks, physics, and science fiction. The exhibition will be presented in two parts at the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. At the AD&A Museum the installation focuses on the early years of the artist’s career, 1971–1984, and includes detailed architectural drawings, maquettes, and photodocumentation for both realized and imagined projects. The exhibition has been organized by the Parrish Art Museum Adjunct Curator Jonathan Fineberg, Gutgsell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alice Aycock

Image: Alice Aycock; Hoodo (Laura) From the Series, “How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts” Vertical & Horizontal Cross-section of the Ether Wind (1981), 1990/2012; watercolor and ink on paper; 27 1/2 x 39 ¼ in.; collection of the artist.

Duke and the Masters: The Sedgwick Collection

Jan. 25-Apr. 19, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION:  January 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Alice and Francis (“Duke”) Minturn Sedgwick, based in the Santa Ynez Valley, used their vast wealth to assemble a collection of premier Old Master paintings.  In 1960 the Sedgwicks donated a core group of their collection to the then newly formed University Gallery at UC Santa Barbara, which later became the Art, Design & Architecture Museum.  This exhibition will highlight their gift of works and explore these important local figures as art lovers, philanthropists and individuals.  This exhibition has been curated by Montana Flynn ’14 Art History.

Portrait of Infanta

Image: Juan de Flandes; Portrait of an Infanta, 15th c. oil on panel; 12 x 8 5/8 in.; The Sedgwick Collection of Old Master Paintings.

Artist-in-Residence: Fran Siegel, Translocation and Overlay

October 19-April 19, 2014

As an artist-in-residence, Fran Siegel has developed an innovative drawing project that examines the landscape, history and current state of the Santa Barbara region. Through 50 unique drawings and related porcelain components, Siegel visually deconstructs the city. Her drawings, based on typical and atypical data sets from different time periods are related to items such as topography, rock distributions, population dispersals, migratory pathways and the location of swimming pools. Her installation will construct an alternate, imaginary version of Santa Barbara that collapses time and space but is also built on the use of real data. This exhibition has been curated by Elyse A. Gonzales, Curator of Exhibitions.

Fran Siegel

Fran Siegel, Translocation and Overlay, installation view, ink, graphite and colored pencil on vellum; and porcelain. Courtesy of the artist and Lesley Heller Workspace, New York.

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