Pleasure at a Distance, located in Gallery 1, features work by Katie Kirk and Kaveri Raina. It presents the work of two artists exploring physicality through their materials. Katie Kirk’s ceramic sculptures celebrate the body, materiality, and difference through their layered structure, finger impressions, and colorful palette. Each piece is an artifact, documenting her body’s physical record. Kaveri Raina examines the strangeness of the physical body displaced, hovering, uncomfortable, and always anxiously awkward. She navigates binaries searching for in-betweeness, trying to both fulfill and disrupt expectations at once.
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.