Langson IMCA announce Dissolve an exhibition on view at the University Art Gallery

Dissolve, comprises 20 works—including two new commissions—by artists who explore modes of transformation across mediums in their diverse practices.

Featuring two artworks commissioned expressly for the exhibition, Dissolve explores how 12 contemporary artists perceive what it means to change from one form to another. Through painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, the artworks demonstrate how gradual and immediate changes impact viewers’ perceptions of self, one another, and the shared environment. Adopting an inclusive view of the process of dissolving, the featured artists visualize the physical dissolution of light, water, distance, and geographic borders. They also address the dissolution of personal relationships, identity, and social and political networks.

The exhibition is curated by Bridget R. Cooks, PhD, professor of Art History and African American Studies at UC Irvine and Langson IMCA interim associate director.

Participating artists include: Lia Cook, Erica Deeman, Ana Teresa Fernández, Chris Fraser, Linda Gass, Joe Goode, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Helen Pashgian, Sonia Romero, De Wain Valentine, William Wendt, and Eric Zammitt. Dissolve includes loaned artworks, selections from Langson IMCA’s permanent collection, and new commissions by Gass and Hinkle.

Dissolve
September 24 – December 10, 2022
UCI University Art Gallery, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA
Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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James Swinnerton, Sunset in Monument Valley, circa 1928, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. UC Irvine Institute and Museum of California Art, Gift of The Irvine Museum

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