We Were Here

Absence of the Figure

Exhibition Website

Apr 2 2016 - Jul 2 2016

Highlighting works from the Orange County Museum of Art’s permanent collection, with a focus on recent acquisitions, We Were Here explores the persistence of the human presence in place and time through contemporary interpretations of landscape, object, and environment. 

While the human figure is notably absent, these selected works trace and document existence, whether it be the ecological impact and human footprint of man-made materials as in Jedediah Caesar’s Helium Brick, Uta Barth’s transformation of the mundane through beautiful photographic abstractions of everyday home interiors, or the isolation of Robert Olsen’s hauntingly serene bus shelters. 

Artists featured in this exhibition include:  Uta Barth, Matt Booth, Stephen Brower, Jedediah Caesar, Gianfranco Foschino, Anthony Hernandez,Jeremy Kidd, Tom LaDuke, Robert Olsen, Eric Orr, George Stoll, and Amir Zaki.

Exhibition overview from the museum website

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Group show

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