Surreal By Nature at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara December 6, 2018 – May 5, 2019

Artists included:
Kelly Akashi, Matthew Barney, Petra Cortright, Rob Fischer, Penelope Gottlieb, Cole M James, Miranda Lichtenstein, Yassi Mazandi, David Rathman, Monica Reede, Ry Rocklen, Peter Rostovsky, Melanie Schiff, Lisa Schulte, Alec Soth, Kevin Sudeith, Marc Swanson, Charlotta Westergren.

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting new exhibition partnership with the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Surreal By Nature opens to the public Thursday, December 6, 2018, and features artworks from the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Study Collection augmented with a special selection of additional works. The exhibition is curated by Frederick Janka, Executive Director, and John Connelly, principal of JC Connelly, Inc and will be on view through May 5, 2019.

The exhibition is a hybrid model of public-private partnership between the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, with the support of JC Connelly, Inc, and features artworks that focus on elements of nature (or nature-like elements) that appear abstracted, unearthly or transformed by the artists’ interaction and/or encounter with them. Of the Surreal By Nature exhibition, Daniel Alvarado, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara’s General Manager, says, “Our hotel is excited to be partnering with the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation to share unexpected art encounters with both locals and guests in the unique space of our hotel and to create a connection to our community that extends beyond our front door.”

About Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Study Collection:
The core of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is a collection of sculpture, painting, photography, works on paper and editions inherited from the private collection of Carolyn Glasoe Bailey. Works included represent many of the artists she championed throughout her career as well as gifts by artists and supporters of the foundation in order to augment the collection in representative ways. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Study Collection is intended to be available for public exhibition with works loaned to art, education, and health focused institutions throughout the Tri-County region.

About Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara:
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design to offer artful lodging in the Funk Zone. As Santa Barbara’s closest hotel to the Amtrak station, with complimentary bike rentals and nearby bike and foot paths to downtown, the beach, and Stearns Wharf, this hotel is the perfect car-free lodging choice. Contemporary art graces this 41-room boutique hotel which features pet-friendly, micro guestrooms with room service available from the award-winning Santo Mezcal restaurant, free WIFI, modern appointments, and some rooms with private, outdoor gardens. Facilities include an art library, open-air lounges, business center, fitness room, and boardroom.