Photos: “Saturnalia” Opening at Irvine Contemporary

by January 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm 2,241 0

“Saturnalia” opened Saturday evening at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW in Logan Circle. Click on the collage for the slide show. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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.


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