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 upcoming, original exhibition, The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us, will explore the nature of walls and boundaries. Walls 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 destroyers? inside or outside? confined or liberated? The show will invite you to consider and confront the walls that shape us individually and collectively. The Wall will open with a premiere party on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The cost of admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members.
The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us will include art in a variety of two and three-dimensional media by 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.
The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, art classes for children and adults, artist talks and demonstrations, musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. A full schedule of upcoming events and classes can be found online by visiting www.santapaulaartmuseum.org. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMAGE CREDIT: Detail of “United Angels” by Viktoria Romanova, mixed media, 36 x 28 inches, Collection of the artist.