Current Exhibitions

Please note: To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, some indoor facilities and outdoor recreational spaces may be closed or have modified access until further notice. 

Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. Please contact the Irvine Fine Arts Center at 949-724-6880 or email fineartscustomerservice@cityofirvine.org to arrange your exhibition viewing appointment. Appointment information can be found at irvinefinearts.org/appointment. Modified recreational programming will be available to the community, and is available for registration at yourirvine.org

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SOFT ARCHITECTURES
February 1–May 8
Main Gallery and Gallery 2
 

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Soft Architectures features paintings, sculptures, and sound-work by Amanda Maciel Antunes and Alexandria Wallace that ruminate on the physical, emotional, and theoretical architecture of time and memory. Antunes and Wallace’s works employ formal and conceptual gestures that underscore the malleable and impossible endeavor of concretizing formidable events through mental recollection, while simultaneously exploring how perceptions of time and memory shape notions of place and being. Moreover, the works in the exhibition consider the architecture of the Irvine Fine Arts Center galleries not only as a physical space, but as a conceptually ripe meeting ground.

 

View online exhibition here

Image caption:
Alexandria Wallace, Pace (1 of 12), 2020
Charcoal, acrylic on cut paper, sumi ink, 41 x 32 in.

 


 

CONSTELLATION
February 1–May 8
Gallery 1

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Constellation, an installation by Long Beach-based artist Olga Lah, transforms commonplace industrial materials and the interior of the Irvine Fine Arts Center Gallery 1 into a site ripe with experiential possibilities. Informed by and symbolic of a personal and collective haze, the installation draws upon a myriad of themes, questions, and sensibilities heightened by the increasingly speculative future.

For over a decade, Lah has established a body of work that builds upon and transforms facets of the architecture that houses it, considers viewers’ physical and emotional response, and radically reimagines everyday materials and their perceived use value. Conceptually, Constellation exists in service of contemplation and renewed awareness: an experience that prompts viewers to reflect upon the not-so-distant past and dream of a time beyond the present.

View online exhibition here.

Image caption:
Olga Lah, untitled (detail), 2020
Metal, acrylic, dimensions variable

 

 


 

2021 HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
April 12–May 14
Guest juror Virginia Broersma

An annual exhibition that highlights and supports the city’s youngest creatives, this year’s High School Art Exhibition has been adapted to a virtual format and will be presented entirely online at irvinefinearts.org. Artworks featured in this year’s exhibit include drawings, painting, ceramics, digital media works, and illustrations. 

Participating schools in this year’s exhibition include Arnold O. Beckman High School, Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine High School, Portola High School, University High School, and Woodbridge High School.

This year’s exhibition is guest juried by Virginia Broersma, a Los Angeles-based artist whose engagement with the art community involves curating, writing, collaborative projects, public art, and organizing support for artists, along with her studio practice. She has exhibited at museums, galleries, and alternative spaces in Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, and Chicago, among other U.S. and international cities.

Image caption:
Eric Liu, Sprout Mask, 2020
Digital illustration

 

 


 

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information on our exhibitions, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.