• Dissolve

UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art


Curated by UCI Professor Bridget Cooks, PhD


September 24 - December 10, 2022
Opening Reception: Sat., Oct. 1 at 2:00 p.m.

University Art Gallery

Dissolve explores how certain artists perceive what it means to change from one form to another. Through painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, selected 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.

For more information related to events and programming, please visit the Langson IMCA website at imca.uci.edu/exhibition/dissolve.

IMAGE: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, THEY: A Temple of Black Possibility [Allensworth Pts. 1,2,3], 2022, Courtesy of KACH Studio, Commissioned by UCI Institute and Museum of California Art on occasion of Dissolve, © 2022 Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle.


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Please join UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art for a concurrent exhibition, Echoes of Perception: Peter Alexander and California Impressionism, Sept. 24 through Jan. 14, 2023.

IMAGE: (L) Granville Redmond, Untitled - Moonlight Marsh Scene, early 20th century, Oil on canvas, 26 x 43 in. UC Irvine Institute and Museum of California Art, Gift of The Irvine Museum; (R) Peter Alexander, Palolo, Catalina Series #5, 1984, Mixed-media collage on velvet, 48 x 53 in. Lent from The Estate of Peter Alexander © The Estate of Peter Alexander
Saturday Sep 24, 2022, 12:00 pm to Saturday Dec 10, 2022, 6:00 pm
Saturday Dec 10, 2022, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Reception Date: 
Saturday Oct 1, 2022, 2:00 pm