The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, Reencuentros: Seeing You Again. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 2, at the Irvine Fine Arts Center and includes a free opening reception with the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Reencuentros: Seeing You Again will conclude Saturday, May 18.
The photography featured in Reencuentros: Seeing You Again explores the idea of home as a universal and deeply personal space. Family can be anyone, and family is specifically someone. When written and spoken language cannot express the scope of what home and family mean, we might find a more accurate feeling in a photograph of a kitchen table mid-meal, or a portrait of a loved one. This exhibition presents eight contemporary photographers whose works delve into the ubiquitous and intimate nature of family and home.
Reencuentros translates as reencounter. In the context of the works on view, that reencounter may be with people, place, feeling, or memory shaped by home, family, or domesticity. Through their discrete photographic practices and autobiographical approaches, the artists featured in Reencuentros: Seeing You Again present works that are part homage and part exploration of how home and family blur the boundaries between present and future.
The exhibition features works by Valentina Aproda Maurer, Jamil Baldwin, Iris Huerta, Gabriel Gonzalez, Julie Leopo, Rodrigo Morales, Alkaid Ramirez, and Sadie Scott. This exhibition is curated by William Camargo, a photo-based artist, educator, and arts advocate born and raised in Anaheim, California, and founder of Latinx Diaspora Archives.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. The opening reception, exhibitions, and parking are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located in Heritage Community Park at 1432 Yale Ave. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.