Place and Displace, located in the Main Gallery, presents paintings and multimedia works by artist Carlos Beltran Arechiga. Through Beltran Arechiga’s approach to painting as a kind of speculative call-and-response, his works complicate and explore ideas of place, time, and geographic boundaries. His paintings reference architecture, landscapes, natural and constructed environments, and histories of migration through gestures that are informed by embodied knowledge, improvisation, and material investigation. Beltran Arechiga’s artworks suggest that the worlds we inhabit — both real and imagined — exist in perpetual states of formation, collapse, and reconfiguration.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibitions, opening reception, and parking are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.