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Out of an abundance of caution and as concerns deepen regarding halting the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to protect everyone’s health, the Executive Board of the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) has decided to temporarily close the Gallery to the public beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020 until Saturday June 6, 2020.

Based upon the Shelter in Place order by Governor Newsome, unless that order is lifted or modified between now and March 29th, 2020, OCCCA has suspended plans to de-install and repack the INTO THE LIGHT art for return shipping. Additionally, the Gallery will not be open on Saturday evening March 28th or Sunday March 29th, 2020 for the pick-up of hand delivered art. OCCCA will notify artists with hand delivered art to be picked-up when it will re-open, pending the order by Gov. Newsome being lifted or modified.


OCCCA will re-evaluate the situation in late May while continually to monitor media as information develops. OCCCA will also share updates to its exhibition schedule through email and social media.

To help keep yourself informed, here are additional sources of information.

Current updates and information about novel coronavirus:

Orange County Health Care Agency
www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus

California Department of Public Health
www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health Information  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

 

Terra Incognita

An exhibition of Artist Couples June 6-27, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 6 – 10:00 PM
Closing reception: Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 2 – 5:00 PM


Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new
work by Joe Forkan, Jeffrey Gillette, Lauri Hassold, Stephanie McManus, Robert Repp,
Robin Repp, Victoria Reynolds, Eric Stoner, Jeffrey Vallance, Crystal Yatchin Lee.

Image by Jeff Gillette : Freeway 5 Homage to Duchamp


The exhibition Terra Incognita (The Unknown Land) explores the creative terrain
occupied by artist-couples. Sometimes such couples collaborate on the same project.
More likely, they work alone. Often, they provide inspiration for each other though
shared adventures, traveling thousands of miles together to develop ideas for new work,
typically interpreting the experience in completely different ways. Artist-couples learn to
communicate their critiques in dulcet tones or suffer the consequences. In the history of
modern art there are wonderful examples of artist couples, such as Frida Kahlo and
Diego Rivera, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Stieglitz, Eric Fishl and April Gronik,
Marina Abramovic and Ulay --- not to mention Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner, or
Elaine and William de Kooning. No two artist couples are alike. During the Dark Ages, it
was not uncommon for the wife of an artist to sacrifice her artistic ambitions in favor of
her husband’s career. Relationships are more egalitarian now. We admire the fecundity,
the collaborative productivity, of a Christo and Jean-Claude, or an Edward and Nancy
Keinholz.


Terra Incognita takes us behind closed doors into the private studios of several
significant local artist-couples. It is true, an “unknown land” exists in every relationship,
but for artist-couples, it’s vast --- and it calls to them unceasingly.

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