Posted by tracey on:
Because I went over to the newly re-branded Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB...
Yeah, I'm still going to call it the University Art Museum in conversation... much more descriptive, but I digress...
and saw the most wonderful, strange, beautiful, puzzling art I have seen in a long time. Amy Cutler's show is not to be missed.
Here's the info. Go check it out for yourself and I'll see you when you go back for the closing reception. Amy will be there and I, for one, cannot wait to thank her for creating such amazing work.
July 14-September 16, 2012
The visionary, whimsical work fo Brooklyn-based artist Amy Cutler will be featured in a one-person exhibition at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum during the summer of 2012. Cutler is internationally recongized for her works on paper executed in gouache, pen and ink, or graphite. In Cutler's highly engaging compositions, female figures are clothed in exquisitely patterned garments and participate in bizarre tasks which evoke the irrational state of the dream world yet find resonance with quotidian experience. Cutler’s sources are manifold, including 19th century graphic design and book illustration, Persian miniatures, folk art, and Victorian art.
The exhibition travels to AD&A Museum from SITE Santa Fe. Cutler’s work has been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City, and others. Cutler participated in surveys at MoMA PS 1, the 2004 Whitney Biennial and others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Closing Celebration and walkthrough with Amy Cutler: Friday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
images: Helmina, Realignment, and Tiger Mending courtesy ADA Museum