Flights From Wonder at CAF

Posted on Mar 2 by SEASONS Magazine

“A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.” -Aldous Huxley

Installation by FriendsWithYou.

Inspired by the notion of Huxley and many other prominent thinkers that we all might be better off perceiving art with a child’s perspective—straightforward, devoid of pretense, and unflinching—Contemporary Art Forum’s (CAF’s) newest exhibit encourages adults to cast aside preconceived notions and approach the world from this unfettered child’s point of view to broaden their world perspective, stimulate their minds, and allow for greater degrees of discovery, curiosity, compassion, and wonder.

Artwork by Mindy Shapero.

Flights From Wonder features an internationally recognized group of artists including Christopher Chiappa, Liz Craft, Martha Friedman, FriendsWithYou, Jon Pylypchuk, Carolyn Salas, Mindy Shapero, Shinique Smith and Phoebe Washburn. Curator Miki Garcia’s vision is that Flights from Wonder will “empower audiences to think, play, and create, and rejects the myth that contemporary art is mystifying or elitist, demonstrating instead that art is an enriching and stimulating part of the human experience.”

Installation by Shinique Smith.

Flights from Wonder will be on exhibit until April 22 at the Contemporary Arts Forum, 651 Paseo Nuevo, (upstairs). In addition, the CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo, 121 State St., is now open, featuring the work of Alejandro Diaz, Ann Diener, Stephanie Dotson, Rob Fischer, Francesca Gabbiani, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Nathan Hayden, Cyndee Howard, Jennifer Nocon, Zacarias Paul, Luke Stettner, Kirsten Stoltmann, Sandra Torres and James Van Arsdale. FREE.

Click here for more information on the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, or call 805.966.5373. Click here to make an online donation. Connect with CAF on Facebook. Follow CAF on Twitter: @sbcaf.


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