Upcoming Exhibitions


The Third in a Series of Exhibitions


Exhibition: Monday, September 23-Friday, October 11
Location: City Hall Lobby

HAVING BEEN THERE explores the various reasons — poetic, pragmatic, conscious, and unconscious — that influence the photographs we make, and why some images resonate with us more than others. The exhibition uses the contact sheet (a photographic print made by placing negatives in direct contact with light-sensitive paper) as a point of departure to reflect upon what kinds of images are most meaningful to us among the numerous photographs we make and see in our daily lives.

The exhibition pairs contact sheets with a select photograph in order to highlight the editing process of each individual photographer, all of whom use the Irvine Fine Arts Center as a primary lab. By presenting contact sheets next to polished finished prints, HAVING BEEN THERE asks viewers to consider how they decide what moments they archive through their own photographs.

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: Karla Fandel, untitled, c. 2000, silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 in.