In his book, Contact (1985), noted astronomer and science writer, Carl Sagan wrote, “She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Inspired by this quote and the themes of the book—contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form—the third annual exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s satellite location at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara features artists who contemplate the vastness of the cosmos. Whereas last year’s exhibition looked to the mysteries of the sea, this year’s presentation gazes up, featuring artists whose works reflect human fascination, curiosity, and awe with the universe. Artists Included: Rodolfo Choperena, Russell Crotty, Ala Ebtekar, Desirée Holman, Cassandra C. Jones, and Vargas-Suarez Universal.
The Vastness is Bearable
A year long Group Exhibition
Curated by: Miki Garcia and Brooke Kellaway
Artists Included: Rodolfo Choperena, Russell Crotty, Ala Ebtekar, Desirée Holman, Cassandra C. Jones, and Vargas-Suarez Universal.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Satellite Space @ Hotel Indigo
Santa Barbara121 State St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014
Opening: Saturday, Jan 25, 6-9pm