Santa Barbara


Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating

Art, Design, & Architecture UC Santa Barbara (AD&A)

Last Chance - January 24 through April 19, 2014

Probably best known for working in the landscape in the 1960s and 1970s, installing steel, concrete and wood sculptures in open outdoor spaces, Alice Aycock has also drawn throughout her career. Sometimes, she's made studies and sometimes imaginative, colorful abstractions. This show, organized by the Parrish Museum, starts with drawings made in the 1970s and continues through 1984. Her drawing from 1984-present are on view at the nearby Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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

Art, Design, & Architecture UC Santa Barbara (AD&A)

Last Chance - October 19, 2013 through April 19, 2014

L.A. based artist Fran Siegel has been doing drawings based on different data sets about the Santa Barbara region's past and present. For instance, she might look into population dispersal or locations of swimming pools, and then draw an expanse of houses on velum, letting it overlap with other drawings that look kaleidoscopic or computer generated.

Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

January 26 through May 4, 2014

Michelle Stuart, the New York artist who was included in the recent MOCA Land Art show and is known for her drawings and earthworks, hasn't had a large scale U.S. exhibition since 1998. This one, organized by Lakeside Arts Centre at University of Nottingham in the UK, includes work Stuart made from the 1960s up to the present.