Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Kathryn Garcia: gone, gone way beyond
exhibition through March 17, 2019

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Image: Kathryn Garcia. Forma II, 2018; colored pencil and graphite on Stonehenge paper. Courtesy of the artist. (c) Kathryn Garcia

 

In gone, gone way beyond, Garcia references ancient sacred feminine mythologies. Through sculpture, drawing and performance, she offers viewers opportunities for meditation as a pathway to greater awareness.  For Garcia, introspection becomes a form of refuge, which is increasingly important in the current climate of political and cultural anxiety.


Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art.

Valentina Jager: the face the mouth the back
exhibition through March 17, 2019

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Image: Valentina Jager. the face the mouth the back, 2018-2019 (installation view; Site-specific installation: tissue paper; Courtesy of the artist and Guadalajara90210; Photo Chris Bliss (c) Valentina Jager

the face the mouth the back calls attention to how desensitized people have become to seeing violent imagery in the media. Jager’s work creates a tension between the seductive power of her large hanging pieces that immerse viewers in lush colors and fragile surfaces, and the fallen bodies that inspire their imagery.

 

 Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art.

Mariángeles Soto-Díaz: Everyday Grappling Operations
exhibition through March 17, 2019

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Image: Mariángeles Soto-Díaz. Everyday Grappling Operations, 2018; Site-responsive installation (coiled Judo belts); Courtesy of the artist; (c) Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

Everyday Grappling Operations looks to the principle of resistance central to the practice of Judo as a metaphor for political engagement. The exhibition considers how using an opponents strength against them might inform strategic actions that advance ideals, such as racial equality and justice


Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art.


In-kind exhibition support for this project provided by Fuji Mats.

Rodrigo Valenzuela: American-Type
exhibition through March 17, 2019

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Image: Rodrigo Valenzuela. No 1-14, from the American-Type Series, 2018; Archival pigment prints mounted on Dibond with artist frame; Courtesy of the artist and Klowden Mann Gallery, Culver City; (c) Rodrigo Valenzuela

 

In his photographic series American-Type, Valenzuela challenges American culture and a simplified approach to representation by revealing his labor-intensive process of translating spaces and objects into images. The video work,Tertiary, employs film actors who often play characters that are essential to the story, but are never named, as a metaphor for the immigrant worker’s experience of displacement and alienation in America.


Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art.

Forsaken Utopias: Photographs from the OCMA Permanent Collection
exhibition through March 17, 2019

Image: Exhibition installation view of Forsaken Utopias: Photographs from the OCMA Permanent Collection, 2018-2019; Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA; Photo Chris Bliss

 

This exhibition highlights photographic work from OCMA’s permanent collection with a focus on imagery that considers the landscape, not as idealized, but rather as an unromantic documentation of the world.


Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art. Co-curated with current exhibiting artist Rodrigo Valenzuela.

Alan Nakagawa: Rescue(s)
exhibition through March 17, 2019

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Image: Alan Nakagawa. Rescue, 2018-2019 (installation view); Site-specific, multi-media installation; Courtesy of the artist; Photo Chris Bliss. (c) Alan Nakagawa

The three multimedia projects that comprise Nakagawa’s exhibition, Rescue(s), explore his Japanese-American heritage and touch on issues of cultural assimilation and the generational impact of trauma.

 

Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art.

 

Ni Youyu: Dust Paintings
exhibition through March 17, 2019

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Image: Ni Youyu. Dust (Stellar Spectrum), 2017; Chalk powder and mixed media on board and mixed media on paper; Courtesy of the artist. (c) Ni Youyu

Ni Youyu’s Dust Paintings collapse great expanses of time and space using the impermanent and basic material of chalk to meticulously represent entire vast imagery of the galaxy. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming Soon
exhibition March 18 - March 18, 2019

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Past Exhibitions