Toni Scott, Squire Foundation Artist in Residence alumna (October, 2019), will be exhibiting in a four person show, Sisyphean Justice, at the Arts Fund this month. All of Toni’s pieces in the show were created during her residency with The Squire Foundation.
Opening Reception January 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m during the Funk Zone Art Walk
From the Arts Fund:
The Arts Fund is pleased to announce the opening of Sisyphean Justice, an exhibition of four multidisciplinary local artists focusing on social justice, mental health and identity, curated by Kevin Claiborne. A reception will be held at The Arts Fund Community Gallery on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 5-8pm during the Funk Zone Art Walk. Sisyphean Justice will feature work by Matt Brown, Kevin Claiborne, Elisa Ortega and Toni Scott.
The Greek myth of Sisyphus references a cruel king punished with rolling a heavy stone up a hill only for it to fall once reaching the top, forcing him to begin again, repeating this cycle for eternity. In similar fashion, the fight for justice and freedom can be quite laborious, seemingly endless, and possibly futile. When fighting for justice, what are the effects on one’s mental sanity, social life, identity development, and spiritual health? Is justice even truly possible to obtain if the definition continuously evolves? Sisyphean Justice, curated by Kevin Claiborne, contains the work of four multidisciplinary artists utilizing various mediums to convey the resilience, resolve, and resistance necessary when communities, particularly those that are disenfranchised or marginalized, find themselves striving for justice, however hopeless the task. The common denominator between artists Matt Brown, Kevin Claiborne, Elisa Ortega, and Toni Scott lies in the fact that each of them uses their art to analyze and dissect various aspects of the human condition with the goal to empower diverse communities and ultimately create progressive social change. - Kevin Claiborne, Curator
The exhibition will be on view until March 1, 2019 at The Arts Fund Community Gallery, located at 205-C Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Regular gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday from 12pm to 5pm and Monday through Wednesday by appointment only.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.