Crafton Hills College Art Professor’s Installation Chosen for All Media Irvine Exhibit

By on September 1, 2019

Renée Azenaro, art professor at Crafton Hills College (CHC), will be one of 55 artists whose work will be part of the upcoming annual All Media exhibition showcasing artwork from Southern California artists. Chosen from among over 1,220 southern California-based artists, Azenaro’s exhibit, “Occlusions,” is an installation of multiple sculptures, each unique sculpture made of crocheted steel wire forms which took over a year to create.

Within Azenaro’s exhibit forms are grouped and hung from the ceiling, with some barely touching the floor. Conceptually, shadows that appear from natural and artificial light play an integral part in the meaning of the work, as it multiplies and changes the physical image into the ephemeral. Viewers may walk through the installation, and children may play within it, as the work is light in weight and gently moves with the natural air currents of the space.

“Occlusions” addresses the many ways we understand our collective and individual realities, through our unique and ever-changing perspectives. At times we have clarity, at times we cannot distinguish nor understand what is before us, or we cannot decipher what is real from the shadows on the wall. But we continue to be drawn to move closer to understanding.

The All Media 2019 Exhibition running Saturday, Sept. 7 to Saturday, Oct. 26 at Irvine Fine Arts Center. The exhibition showcases artwork with a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, video, installation, and more.

An Opening Reception will be held on Sept. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. An awards presentation will be held at 5 p.m. The annual All Media exhibition will be held at the Irvine Fine Arts Center at 14321 Yale Ave. in Irvine.

Exhibit hours are: Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed on Sundays. Admission and parking are free. For additional information regarding the exhibit call:  949-724-6880.