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Interventions: Brian Bress

Opening day of an exhibit featuring multimedia works by critically-acclaimed emerging artist Brian Bress.

When: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 11 a.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Art (opening)

Description:

On display July 15 – September 20.

Brian's works have been described as inventive, humorous, and “discomfortingly complex.” Interventions: Brian Bress represents the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the western United States and features a selection of five unique video portraits. Strategically placed throughout the Museum, these works address not only the viewer, but also the works and concepts within the museum environment. This installation speaks to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s major summer exhibition, Portrayal/Betrayal, and, more importantly, to the extension of ideas regarding depiction and representation.

Using flat-screen monitors encased in frames, Bress’s works appear at first glance to be conventional photographs or illustrations, each depicting one or more figures rendered abstract through the use of masks and costumes. When these strange figures subtly and slowly move at a nearly imperceptible pace, however, they create a sense of surprise and unease. Embodying references to imagery found in modern art, these works are simultaneously familiar yet peculiar, which adds to their associations with the uncanny.

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted May 17, 2012
Last updated May 17, 2012

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