Current Exhibitions


The Second in a Series of Exhibitions


Exhibition: Monday, May 20-Friday, June 7
Location: City Hall Lobby

ALL PRESENT! highlights the talents and voices of emerging Irvine artists. Ranging in style, subject matter, and medium, the artworks in this exhibition reflect a spectrum of identities, friendships, hopes, and aspirations that influence and motivate the young creatives who call Irvine their home.

Artworks selected for exhibition are among the most exceptional and compelling works featured in the Irvine Fine Art Center’s annual High School Art Exhibition. Exhibiting artists attend Irvine High School, Portola High School, University High School, Crean Lutheran High School, and Beckman High School. The degree of creativity and technical craft of the selected works reflect not only the accomplishment of the young artists, but also the support of the teachers who mentor them.

City Hall Lobby Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Admission and parking are free. City Hall is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606. For more information on Irvine Fine Arts Center exhibitions, call 949-724-6880.

Image credit: Alina Chen, Culture Lives with Nature (detail), 11.25” x 8”, ink on paper


Carlos Beltran Arechiga: Place & Displace

Exhibition: Saturday, June 15-Saturday, August 10
Reception: Saturday, June 15, 4-6 p.m.

Place and Displace, located in the Main Gallery, presents paintings and multimedia works by artist Carlos Beltran Arechiga. Through the artist's approach to painting as a kind of speculative call-and-response, his works complicate and explore ideas of place, time, and geographic boundaries. His paintings reference architecture, landscapes, natural and constructed environments, and histories of migration through gestures that are informed by embodied knowledge, improvisation, and material investigation. Carlos Beltran Arechiga's artworks suggest that the worlds we inhabit — both real and imagined — exist in perpetual states of formation, collapse, and reconfiguration.

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Image credit: Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Border Angels, Casa Padre Brownsville Texas (detail), 72” x 56”, oil, acrylic, enamel, oil stick, sewn linen and canvas, 2018

Time Under Tension

Exhibition: Saturday, June 15-Saturday, August 10
Reception: Saturday, June 15, 4-6 p.m.

Time Under Tension, located in Gallery 1, presents works by Eduardo Aispuro and Patricia Liverman, who treat the surface and substratum of their art in such a way that they draw attention to what is invisible as much as to what is visible. Aispuro employs the language of minimalism in his paintings as a point of departure to investigate ideas of construction, the body, and phenomenology. Liverman’s paintings, made up of accumulated fragments of oil paints, call to mind topographic maps formed by series of dramatic eversions. Together, Aispuro and Liverman’s paintings prompt viewers to consider rupture, concealment, and transformation as actions that shape the world.

Irvine Fine Arts Center Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

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.

Attending the opening reception for the Time Under Tension exhibition? Invite your friends to the event on Facebook by clicking here.

Image credit: Patricia Liverman, Breach, 14” x 12”, oil on panel, 2018