From Luis Gomez
On a cold Saturday evening Irvine Contemporary opened the post-holiday gallery season with a group exhibition of new works, “Saturnalia.” The artists in the exhibition are Teo Gonzalez, Melissa Ichiuji, Hedieh Javanshir llchi, Akemi Maegawa, Alexa Meade, Susana Raab, and Nicholas Kahn & Richad Selesnick. It runs through February 12.
View the slide show of Saturday night’s opening reception.
A bit about each artist, courtesy of Irvine Contemporary:
- Teo González‘s new paintings challenge the boundaries of organic and geometric form through a process of abstraction from the colors of skies over specific city locations.
- Melissa Ichiuji‘s new work expands on her approach to materials, identities, domestic space and sexualities.
- Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi presents new mixed media paintings on Mylar as provocative visual essays on Persian, Iranian and American cultural identities.
- Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick present works from their new series, Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea, an historical fictional narrative of the colonization of Mars.
- Akemi Maegawa expands her work in ceramics and Japanese pop culture with new Jizō figures in white glazed porcelain.
- Alexa Meade‘s new photographs extend her strategy of defining a new intersecting point for genres and techniques, merging photography, performance, painting, installation and portraiture.
- Susana Raab presents recent work from her evolving photography series, Cholita, which were shot in Peru.