Santa Paula Art Museum
With the idea of a wall being built along the U.S.-Mexico border occupying much of American political discourse today, the Santa Paula Art Museum’s original, group exhibition, The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us, explores the nature of walls and boundaries - lines that define, surround, protect, divide, include, and exclude whether they are real or imagined, explicit or implicit. The 23 artists selected for the exhibition have each interpreted the subject in a unique way: the walls depicted are physical, historical, social, cultural, political, personal and more. In addition to the walls themselves, the artworks call into question our relationships to them - are we builders or wreckers? inside or outside? confined or liberated? The show invites you to consider and confront the walls that shape us individually and collectively.
The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us includes art in a variety of two and three-dimensional media by artists Andrew Ackerman, Brian Berman, Chris Chapman, Jenny Crosswhite, Harvey Cusworth, Nellie Cusworth, Frances Elson, John Fielder, Abigail Gallup, Faith Hagenhofer, Ray Harris, Sophia Harris, Judy Heimlich, John Iwerks, Lala Konrath, Rhonda Magnus, Dana Mano-Flank, Betty Nguyen, Patricia O’Hearn, Jeff Remmer, John Robertson, Viktoria Romanova, and Therese Verner. The exhibition will be on view October 20, 2018, through January 27, 2019. During the run of the show, Lynn Holly, resident curator of the Santa Barbara Center for Arts, Science and Technology, will give a lecture on The Nature of Walls on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2:00pm at the Santa Paula Art Museum.
On view through January 27, 2019.
Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for students and members.