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 August 1, 2020.

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Current updates and information about novel coronavirus:

Orange County Health Care Agency

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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





Terra Incognita

An exhibition of Artist Couples

August 1 - 29, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 6 – 10:00 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

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.


vision 2020

September 5 - 26, 2020
Jeffrey Frisch + Annie Clavel+Dame Zandra Rhodes, D.B.E.



Collaborate, Create and Heal

October 3 - 31, 2020
Andrea Moni + Yuri Boyko


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