SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 1st, 2020) – Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology (SBCAST) Artist in Residents’ Meighann A. Helene, Maria Constanza Ferreira and Lindsey Appleyard will hold three consecutive weekends in this series of showcases of installation art, performance, design and more.
Meighann A. Helene kicks off the three weeks long of showcases with her “Rusted Roots” series, which focuses on “doing organic things to organic things, in inorganic methodologies”. It will include works that feature cold-casted organic matter in iron, bronze, and copper. Using a special process Helene incorporates expedited oxidation to bring in rich rusted oranges and patinaed blues and turquoises that vibrantly elevate these materials into new realms that are unique and unnatural, while reminiscent of ubiquitous tendencies found in nature. In addition, the series will incorporate 3D printing, shadow play, and more. Joining Helene in this exhibition will be Adam Potter Scott, highlighting his current SBCAST Residency project, The Automatic Orchestra, an interactive piece that generates music with real-time based input from human – potentially yours! – heart rates.
These hands-on events will be held at SBCAST at 513 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. We kindly ask everyone be vaccinated or wear a mask to keep our community safe.
“Rusted Roots” with “The Autonomic Orchestra” featuring artists Meighann A. Helene and Adam Potter Scott:
Opening Reception (both exhibitions): Saturday, September 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Gallery open for additional visitation (solely “Rusted Roots”): Sunday, September 12th, 1-5 pm
Meighann A. Helene is a multi- and interdisciplinary artist and performer. She holds a handful of degrees from SBCC ranging from design to philosophy, and a degree in cognitive science with an emphasis in design and perception from UC Berkeley. Helene is Board Chair of TVSB, Santa Barbara’s community access TV station and production/media studio, and the Board Treasurer for Fishbon, a local nonprofit incubator for artists, scientists, designers, and engineers. She also currently works for IBM on their Data Science and AI Elite team, specializing in strategy and UX design. Recipient of over a dozen Laurels and an internationally recognized award-winning video producer, Helene’s work has been seen at the Museum of Music and Instruments (MOMAI) and she has worked on several large-scale installations, fire performances and more at international festivals such as Burning Man. Helene is currently an Artist-in-Residence at SBCAST.