Santa Barbara, CA
Drawn primarily from the AD&A Museum Collections, Body Matters: Contemporary Art from the Collection brings together a selection of works by artists who have mined their own bodies in order to express some aspect of what it is like to be a human organism. Ranging from activist to introspective, these pieces use autobiography to show the systems of the body as they come into contact with socio-political institutions such as religion, politics, medicine, and practices of making art. Featured artists Emily Baker, Mamie Holst, Katherine Sherwood, Kiki Smith and Edition Reese, and David Wojnarowicz work in diverse media, including video, printmaking, collage, latex tubing, crinkled paper, and paint on canvas. Taken together, their endeavors provide a body-based view of human experience.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.