Art at City Hall - Having Been There

  • Presented By: Irvine Fine Arts Center
  • Dates: September 23, 2019 - October 11, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Irvine City Hall
  • 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Phone: (949) 724-6880
  • Time: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Details

    HAVING BEEN THERE explores the various reasons — poetic, pragmatic, conscious, and unconscious — that influence the photographs we make, and why some images resonate with us more than others. The exhibition uses the contact sheet (a photographic print made by placing negatives in direct contact with light-sensitive paper) as a point of departure to reflect upon what kinds of images are most meaningful to us among the numerous photographs we make and see in our daily lives.

    The exhibition pairs contact sheets with a select photograph in order to highlight the editing process of each individual photographer, all of whom use the Irvine Fine Arts Center as a primary lab. By presenting contact sheets next to polished finished prints, HAVING BEEN THERE asks viewers to consider how they decide what moments they archive through their own photographs.