Upcoming Exhibitions

In This World

Exhibition:
November 12–February 11
Irvine Fine Arts Center Main Gallery

Opening Reception:
November 19, 2–4 p.m. 

Moving through the world with pocket-sized time machines, modern humans exponentially create, share, manipulate, and duplicate images imbued with the spirit of their space and time. Despite the pervasiveness of images and image-making devices in contemporary life, the alchemic potential of both remains a wellspring of possibility to reimagine the world, or draw us into its lesser explored corners. The artists whose works feature in In This World transform — conceptually and materially — subjects anchored in the everyday into thoughtful, speculative, and imaginative encounters that invigorate the act of viewing with curiosity and sentiment.  

Participating Artists: Christine Atkinson, Michael Chesler, Lucy Baird Wood, C. Matthew Luther, Katie Shapiro, and Karley Sullivan

Image credit: Lucy Baird Wood, Lipstick, 2022, pigment prints, light, 6 x 6 x 3.5 in. 

Infinite Timeline 

Exhibition:
November 12–February 11
Irvine Fine Arts Center Gallery 1

Opening Reception:
November 19, 2–4 p.m. 

Infinite Timeline features sculptural works by Regina Herod and paintings by Alexandra Wiesenfeld that explore the mutability of history and storytelling as they relate to themes of nature, reason, and empire. In their approach to producing works featured in the exhibition, each artist employed repurposed materials such as wax, wood, metal, paper, or plastic as a means to draw to mind the cyclical generation of new life from the detritus of history. As artists and professors, Herod and Wiesenfeld’s works share a deep consideration of the forces that define our general understanding of the past and a critical attention to the conditions that shape the future.  

Participating Artists: Regina Herod and Alexandra Wiesenfeld

Image credit: Regina Herod, The Burden of Divine Revelation, 2021, paper, plaster, found object, pigmented wax, glass, nails, wire, 23 x 21 x 13 in. 

 

 


 

The Fine Arts Exhibition Program presents contemporary and cultural art exhibitions that showcase local and regional artists. Exhibitions are designed to expand community awareness, understanding and sensitivity to art, and provide leisurely viewing enjoyment.

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