MCASB Satellite @ hotel indigo santa barbara

Our art hotel houses the MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, which provides year-long exhibitions of stimulating contemporary artworks.
Exhibition: : MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations
Exhibition on view: January 31, 2016 to January 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6–8 pm

This exhibition features nine Santa Barbara County artists that explore the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence in vastly different ways. In our daily comings and goings, within and around us, things are in a constant state of transformation: clouds, currency, alliances, and surfaces, to name just a few. While passing through space, sitting still, or interacting with others, in every instance subtle shifts affect our experience. Whether obvious or understated, or even invisible, these occurrences alter the ways in which we perceive our realities. The artists focus on conditions of transformation, including points at which limits are questioned, thresholds are crossed, frames of reference are destabilized, and expectations are subverted.

Participating artists include Phil Argent, Weslie Ching, Petra Cortright, George Legrady, Kyra Lehman, Rebekah Miles, Maria Rendón, Stephanie Washburn, and Russell Young.

As part of this unique museum/hotel partnership, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara guests receive exclusive perks at MCA Santa Barbara’s museum.
  • Private exhibition viewing by appointment for VIP hotel guests with advance notice.
  • Guests receive Members-Only Preview invitations for exhibition openings at MCASB and may visit MCASB’s main space exhibitions free of charge
  • Hotel guests receive 15% off any MCASB store items
Visit to find out what is showing at the MCA Santa Barbara.

Images clockwise from left: Phil Argent, Untitled (Go Between), detail, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 28 x 40 inches, Courtesy the Artist; Weslie Ching, We Are Made Of Stars, detail, 2015, Performance, Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Arna Bajraktarević; Maria Rendón, Untitled, detail, 2015, Acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 in., Courtesy the Artist

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MCA Santa Barbara (MCASB) Flagship Location. Photo: © 2012 Hannah Andersen, Stacey Bryant, Julie Elhers, and Ryan Feeney

about the MCA Santa Barbara

The MCA Santa Barbara (MCASB) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2012, MCA Santa Barbara is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. MCASB’s main location is at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm, Friday: 11 to 8 pm, Sunday: Noon to 5pm. Located in the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street, the MCASB Satellite is MCASB’s second location and offers a new contemporary art exhibition each year.