Current Exhibition


Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser: Paper Constructions

September 23 – October 28 (noon), 2016
Architectural Foundation Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 5-7 p.m.

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser: Paper Constructions. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Friday, September 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. The exhibition will continue through Friday, October 28.

Inspired by travels in Japan during which she explored Japanese aesthetics and ancient Japanese papermaking traditions (Washi) with “National Treasure” Minoru Figimori, Hochhauser manipulates wet mulberry pulp to create three-dimensional, abstract forms. Once the forms are dry, she combines them by sewing and pinning, draws on them with charcoal, pencil, and pastels, and adds found objects. These unique, contemporary paper constructions will be celebrated by a special delegation from Santa Barbara’s Japanese sister city, Toba, during their upcoming visit this Fall.

Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser earned a B.A. in art education and a M.A. in painting at Long Island University in Glendale, NY. Her paintings, sculpture, photographs, assemblages, and installations have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Santa Barbara and throughout California, as well as in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Australia and Canada.

The AFSB Gallery is located in the historic Acheson House on the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, and by appointment.

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For appointments, contact Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser at 805-964-5102.

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