, curated by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, which provides year-long exhibitions of stimulating contemporary artworks.
The fact is that until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of the waves.
- Pablo Neruda
Limuw: An Ode to the Sea
, featuring artists: Miya Ando, Jules de Balincourt, Graham Caldwell, Zoe Crosher, Bill Dewey, Kim Fisher, Kimberly Hahn, Emilie Halpern, Mary Heebner, Virginia McCracken and Raymond Saá
Like an ode, the second annual exhibition at Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum’s satellite location at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, is in praise of, or dedicated to the sea. The title combines two references—limuw, the Chumash Indian translation of “in the sea,” and Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s classic poem, Ode to the Sea—which capture our passionate, compelling relationship to this element of the natural world. An enduring source of inspiration for writers, poets, and visual artists, the sea in its placidity provides solace and in its swell brings tempest and ruin. Limuw: An Ode to the Sea features artists: Miya Ando, Jules de Balincourt, Graham Caldwell, Zoe Crosher, Bill Dewey, Kim Fisher, Kimberly Hahn, Emilie Halpern, Mary Heebner, Virginia McCracken and Raymond Saá.
Not quite a celebration or an elegy, this exhibition takes an existential view of the sea. In its placidity it provides solace and in its swell brings tempest and ruin. An enduring source of inspiration for writers, poets, and visual artists, our experience of the sea remains enigmatic and wondrous.
As part of this unique museum/hotel partnership, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara guests receive exclusive perks at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum’s museum.
- Private exhibition viewing by appointment for VIP hotel guests with advance notice.
- Guests receive Members-Only Preview invitations for exhibition openings at CAF and may visit CAF’s main space exhibitions free of charge
- Hotel guests receive 15% off any CAF store items
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Images clockwise from left: Zoe Crosher, Transgressing the Pacific: Where Norman Maine Disappeared at Laguna Beach, 2010, Fujiflex archive print mounted on Dibond, 40x40 in., edition of 6+2 AP. Images courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles.© Zoe Crosher; Miya Ando, Daguerreotype Ghost 5, 2012, Dyed aluminum, 36 x 36 in., Courtesy the Artist.; Emilie Halpern, Mysticeti, 2012, Silver gelatin print, 26 ó x 39 ó in., Courtesy the Artist and Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA