Shadow Art: Influences and Inspirations

Parallel Stories with Sameer Pandya and Andrew Winer

The exhibition Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources reconnects this iconic artist to his 19th-century context and invites us to consider the artists, musicians, and writers he admired. Writers Andrew Winer and Sameer Pandya take their cue from Vincent and give it a contemporary twist. What happens when the cultural seeps into the personal creative process? What passions emerge when creators fall under the influence of art forms other than the one they practice. Does good art make good literature? Are, as Van Gogh said, "books and reality the same thing?" How does what's out there in the world seep into the creative process? Do our influencers become part of our voice, an extension of our hand?

This talk is the first in a series of three related Parallel Stories exploring connections between art forms, allowing us to see those influences at work in the process of composition, the performance of music, and the poetry of narrative from the 19th century to the present day.

This event is in person at Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Mary Craig Auditorium.

In an effort to create the safest possible environment, please note visitors who plan to attend an event in SBMA’s Mary Craig Auditorium must show proof of being fully vaccinated with a booster (if eligible) OR, in some cases, supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event), along with an official photo ID, before entering the venue. All visitors must also follow SBMA’s mask policy and wear a mask while attending events in SBMA's Mary Craig Auditorium.

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