Stars and Candy Wrappers, Artist-in-Residence: Stephen Westfall
AD&A Museum - UC Santa Barbara, 09/12/2015
September 12 - December 6, 2015
New York-based artist, Stephen Westfall, is the Museum’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Westfall has been commissioned to execute a wall painting in the Museum’s soaring Nachman Gallery. Spanning all four walls of the gallery, Westfall’s massive painting will include a series of multicolored diamonds, clustered together and floating individually. His composition takes into account the fluctuations between figure and ground; the color palette of signs; and painterly influences including, Picasso’s harlequins, Matisse’s dancing figures and Renaissance paintings.
As artist-in-residence at UCSB, Westfall will install his painting September 12-25, 2015 along with the assistance of 5 undergraduate art students. The installation will be open to the public, allowing visitors to learn more about the work and process directly from the artists. The completed installation will open on September 25, 2015 with a reception and remain on view through May 2016.
This exhibition is part of the AD&A Museum’s ongoing “Artist-in-Residence” series which invites artists to make new work in direct relation to the Museum, campus and region, and to engage students in production, installation, and/or programming.