The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution that presents internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad array of cultural and educational activities as well as travel opportunities around the world.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Open Tuesday - Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Film Screening: Creative Ideas for Every Season
Artist Brian Bress introduces and screens his 2010 video featuring a 20th-century reclusive artist and writer who takes a metaphysical car ride through the desert and meets creatures that might be of her own making and might not. The film is shown as part of the ongoing conversation between Bress’s work and art in SBMA’s permanent collection.
Mary Craig Auditorium
Free for SBMA Members/Regular admission for Non-Members
Brian Bress received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. The New Museum, New York featured his video Status Report, 2009 in their theater from January 18 - March 25, 2012. In the past two years, Bress has exhibited his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, FL); the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA); Arthouse (Austin, TX); the Parrish Art Museum (South Hampton, NY); the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa, FL); and at the Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. His video Under Cover, 2007 was included in the landmark exhibition California Video in 2008 at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the accompanying catalog, California Video: Artists and Histories. His work has been reviewed in such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Artforum, and Frieze.
Still from Creative Ideas for Every Season, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.