Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibition: Lesley Kice Nishigawara: Repeat

LESLEY KICE NISHIGAWARA: REPEAT

Location: Main Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 16–Saturday, Aug. 11
Artist's Talk: Saturday, July 14, 2–3 p.m.
Artist's Reception: 4–6 p.m.

Lesley Kice Nishigawara: Repeat examines systems of order in our daily lives through visual and formal articulations. Exploring how patterns and structure emerge from the relationship of the natural and manmade, this work expresses those complex relationships. Kice Nishigawara extracts ideas from her surrounding environment that she reexamines and abstracts through intricately constructed paper and textile works, weavings, drawings, and installations.

Admission and parking are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information, please call 949-724-6880.

Weaving Workshop with Lesley Kice Nishigawara

Workshop Date: Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join us for a weaving workshop with exhibiting artist Lesley Kice Nishigawara. Learn about the wrap and weft of a weaving as well as basic weave structures and finishing techniques, and take home a colorful weaving of your own design. Fee: $59. Ages 14+. Register at yourirvine.org.

Image Above: Lesley Kice Nishigawara, No. 1, iteration 6, sewn fabric, 68x67”, 2016​


MOVING AT A SNAIL'S PACE IN GEOLOGICAL TIME

Location: Gallery 1
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 16–Saturday, Aug. 11
Artist's Talk: Saturday, July 14, 3–4 p.m.
Artist's Reception: 4–6 p.m.

Combining original photographs and artwork, journals, woodworking elements, vintage album covers and other mixed media, the complex and allegorical collage works by Orange County-based artist Eric Stoner have been in the making for more than a decade. Their autobiographical nature highlights the interconnectedness of events, people and places that have shaped the artist’s life, while remaining open to multiple interpretations by the viewer. The work’s surreal and highly detailed narratives follow in the tradition of Northern European masters like Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel.

Admission and parking are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information, please call 949-724-6880.

Multimedia Collage Workshop with Eric Stoner

Workshop Date: Saturday, Aug. 4. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Go behind the scenes of Eric Stoner’s multimedia collage process and learn the wide variety of techniques and materials the artist employs in his work. Participants will be guided through the process of storytelling through collage and illustration and take home a composition reflecting their own personal story. Fee: $59. Ages 18+. Register at yourirvine.org.

Image Above: Eric Stoner, The Ivory Tower Of Babel, mixed media, 72” x 48”, 2007-08