Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition: Re:balance


Exhibition: Saturday, November 17, 2018–Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: Main Gallery, Gallery 2
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 4–6 p.m.

This exhibition offers a look at the shifting dynamics of family relationships undergoing change. Three artists explore how established, seemingly permanent roles within families are adjusted as a result of birth, growth, aging, and loss. Parenthood becomes part of artistic practice; a shift in responsibility reveals newfound personal strength; the energy at the center of a family quietly fades. These narratives are explored through photography, video, and installation in three distinct practices of Ching Ching Cheng, Juliana Rico, and Jane Szabo, all in search of new equilibrium within their family structures.

Image credit: Ching Ching Cheng. Letting Go series 1. Photograph, 13"x19", 2017.


Katie Kirk

Pleasure at a Distance

Exhibition: Saturday, November 17, 2018–Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: Gallery 1
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 4–6 p.m.

Pleasure at a Distance presents the work of two artists exploring the physicality of their materials: ceramics, painting, and drawing. Katie Kirk’s ceramic sculptures celebrate the body, materiality, and difference through their layered structure, finger impressions, texture, cracks, and a bright, bold color palette. Kaveri Raina examines the strangeness of the physical body displaced, hovering, uncomfortable, and always anxiously awkward. She navigates binaries searching for in-betweeness, trying to both fulfill and disrupt expectations at once. Both artists explore the ideas about the role of pleasure in art through materials and imagery alike.

Image credit: Katie Kirk, Dalmatian on Bubbled Orange (detail). Glazed ceramic, 10"x13"x10”, 2016.


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