Saturday, November 17, 2018


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Artist Talk with Cathy Ellis | Thursday, November 29

Two, oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, 2016

Artist Talk Featuring Cathy Ellis
Day: Thursday, November 29
Time: 12:30-1:45
Location: Buchanan Hall 1930
About Cathy Ellis:

Cathy Ellis was born in Virginia and lives and works in Southern California. Her work consists of paintings, works on paper, sculpture and installation. Awards and recognition include the Felix Hendrickson Scholarship in Painting, the Levitan Arts Fellowship, the Howard Fenton Award for Painting, the 2014 Teaching Fellowship in the College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, and a nomination for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Award. Cathy has attended artist residencies with fellowship funding at the Vermont Studio Center and the Anderson Ranch Art Center. She currently creates works in her studio on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is also an instructor in Painting and Printmaking, and preparing for a solo exhibition in the Denver metro area in 2019.
Salt Found Me, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2017
Images provided courtesy of Cathy Ellis

Artist Talk with Yumiko Glover | Tuesday, November 27

Transience, acrylic on canvas, 77" x 154", 2017

Artist Talk Featuring Yumiko Glover
Day: Tuesday, November 27
Time: 12:30-1:45
Location: Buchanan Hall 1930
About Yumiko Glover:

Yumiko Glover was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. She received her BFA from the University of Hawai’i in 2011 and her MFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2017.

Glover has exhibited her artwork in a solo exhibitions at the Glass Box Gallery at UCSB, and the Brian Ohno Gallery in Seattle, Washington, curated group exhibitions at the Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu, the Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, the Honolulu Museum of Art’s exhibition Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art’s 2013 Biennial Artists of Hawai’i. Glover was selected as the Top 25 Fine Artists for the 100 Best Annual 2014 & 2015 issues of the Creative Quarterly, the Journal of Art & Design. 

Transience of life, a central tenet of Buddhism that is used to describe the aesthetics of impermanence, is the major concept of her current work. By combining the elements that symbolize impermanence, Glover is representing the preciousness of those lives that existed during past and current wars. Glover’s most recent work, Transience, is currently exhibited at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX-Terminal 7/8) though March 2019 as a part of the Wild Blue Yonder exhibition.
Tomoko vs Mr. A (Detail)
Images provided courtesy of Yumiko Glover

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


This quarter you have several ways in which to either receive credit for missed assignments or receive extra credit, and you may do all of them. Each assignment has the same point value as a single essay from your weekly writing assignments, and you may turn them in between now and Thursday, December 6 in lecture. These extra credit assignments will raise your overall points for the 30% off your grade dedicated to your weekly writing assignments. The point value caps off at 100%.

You may turn in all of your missed reading summaries without any late penalty by Thursday, December 6 in lecture.

If you wish to improve your grade for the 30% total devoted to the weekly reading summaries, then you may submit a 2-page museum response paper for the PRINTS! THE JOAN AND STUART LEVIN COLLECTION exhibition at the AD & A Museum UC Santa Barbara (Saturday, September 29, 2018 to Sunday, December 9, 2018). It is equivalent to a single article for the weekly reading summaries. Due: Thursday, December 6 in lecture.

If you have missed a lot of classes, it is a good idea to check with your TA to see how many unexcused absences you have accumulated. As you know, 5 or more unexcused absences result in failing the class. However, if you had emergencies, and can provide me with a note from your doctor, from Student Health, or from your CAPS Counselor (for the specific dates in question)– then those absences will be excused.

If you went to LACMA, or the MCA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, be sure that your TA has your 2-page response paper and tweets. Remember that the all-day museum trips were in lieu of two lectures. Failing to go to LACMA, or to the alternative trip to the MCA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is equivalent to 2 absences.

If you still have a lot of absences, then there are two assignments that you can do to forgive up to 2 of them. Each will forgive a single absence, and you may do both. They are due by Thursday, December 6 in lecture.

1) Write a 2-page museum response paper for the ALL UNDER HEAVEN: LANDSCAPES OF CHINA BY ARNOLD CHANG AND MICHAEL CHERNEY exhibition at the AD & A Museum UC Santa Barbara (Saturday, September 29, 2018 to Sunday, December 9, 2018). Due: Thursday, December 6 in lecture.

2) Write a 2-page museum response paper for the Andy Coolquitt: …i need a hole in my head
exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in partnership with Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
(May 18, 2018 - March 7, 2021). Due: Thursday, December 6 in lecture. UPDATE: This exhibition has now closed, therefore you may substitute the Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask the Dust (at the MCASB) exhibit in its place.

Friday, November 9, 2018


The current fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, and 101 freeway closure in the Agoura Hills area, makes it far too risky to drive to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara, therefore I have cancelled the vans and want all of you to stay in Santa Barbara to remain safe.

You have three choices:

1) Meet your teaching assistants at the MCA on Saturday, November 10 at 6:00pm. You will be able to see the Kota Ezawa exhibition (which is the subject of your second research paper).

2) Do the alternative assignment and go to the SBMA and the MCA on your own.

3) If you are already in Los Angeles, and you still want to meet me at LACMA, as previously planned– then email me to let me know. I will go if some of you are already in LA and really wanted to go see the Rauschenberg exhibitions.
We can meet at the Wilshire Blvd. entrance next to the ticket office and Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture (shown below) at NOON on Saturday, November 10. LACMA will be providing us with free admission to the museum, but only to people who are registered in the class. 

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 857-6010

Parking costs $16.00 per vehicle, and it is not part of our free admission.

Students who will not be going to LACMA will need to take a trip to downtown Santa Barbara to go to both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.963.4364
Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
Admission: Students with ID $3.00. Free admission for Santa Barbara County students (K – college) with current ID/proof of local residency.

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.966.5373
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 11 - 5 pm
Thursdays: 11 - 8 pm
Sundays: Noon - 5 pm
Admission Free